The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

A Dissertator's Primer: Pre-Proposal or Proposal Stage

Learn how to plan and draft a dissertation proposal.


These two primer workshops are designed to help dissertators stay on track, from proposal to completion. This section focuses on choosing a topic, selecting a committee, and writing the dissertation proposal.

Intended Audience

Intended for dissertators at the proposal stage.

Already begun your dissertation? Check out our Dissertator's Primer: Dissertation Stage workshop.

Graduate students writing empirical research proposals may also be interested in our Graduate Research Proposals workshop.


1.5 hours

Schedule for Fall 2015

Monday, 10/12, 2:30–4:00 (Sec. 1)

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