Proposal Preparation Workshop for Humanities and Social Sciences

The Proposal Preparation Workshop is designed to prepare graduate students to research and write their dissertation or thesis proposals. The March workshop will focus on the needs of students in the humanities and social sciences. We are scheduling a number of speakers who will explain how to 1) write proposals for the two broad disciplines, 2) do research for your literature review, and 3) organize your research with RefWorks.

You will need to follow up with your faculty and graduate advisors to get the specific proposal requirements for your department. This event is not a writing camp; see the TGS website for other options.

The workshop is a one-day program that lasts from 9 am to 3 pm. Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. The workshop’s location is the Willis Library, starting in Room 250H.


9 – 9:15 am    

Check-in and continental breakfast


Willis 250 H

9:15 – 9:30 am



Willis 250 H

9:30 – 11 am

Writing the Social Sciences

Dissertation/Thesis Proposal

Dr. Andrew Enterline, Associate Professor of Political Science

Willis 250 H


Writing the Humanities Dissertation/Thesis Proposal

Faculty TBD

Willis 340

11 – 11:15 am




11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Social Science Databases for Literature Reviews

Jo Monahan,

Education Librarian

Willis 136


Humanities Databases for Literature Reviews

Rebecca Barham,

Art Librarian

Willis 250 H

12:30 – 1:15 pm



Willis 250 H

1:15 – 2:30 pm

RefWorks and Write-N-Cite to Organize Your Research

Erin O’Toole,

Science Librarian


Willis 136

2:30 – 3 pm

Wrap-up and evaluations


Willis 250 H

Register Here!

Contact Name: 
Erin O’Toole
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Event Date: 
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
Willis Library, starting in Room 250H