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Student Academic Success Services offers Master’s and Doctoral Thesis Support Groups two or three times per year. The groups are small, with a maximum of 12 participants, and the topics they cover are driven by group participants’ interests. Topics that are usually covered include

  • motivation
  • procrastination
  • writing strategies specific to different stages of the writing process
  • relationships and communications with supervisors
  • self-management
  • setting goals
  • resources
  • common challenges and shared strategies

The groups generally meet weekly for 90 minutes, for four weeks, and often informally continue as participant-driven writing groups. Many students find the session content, and their peers’ encouragement, very helpful as they work on writing their theses or dissertations.

For more information, please contact Linda Williams or Claire Hooker at academic.success@queensu.ca .