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ETD Workshops & Help Sessions

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The Office of Graduate Studies offers both workshops and help sessions in order to help students understand the requirements, responsibilities, and deadlines of the ETD process.

What's the difference between the Workshop and the Help Session?


The ETD Workshop is a full overview of the ETD process and requirements, and is offered in person one to two times per semester, as well as an online alternative that can be completed 24/7 (Directions below).

Our 1-on-1 Help Sessions are designed to allow students come in to meet with us for 10-20 minutes, where we answer any questions you may have, help with tricky issues in Word, or perform a quick review of your current draft. Please note, the help sessions are not a substitute for the ETD Workshop. They are two completely different events.

Dates & Times


ETD Workshop | Fall 2017

Date Time Location Registration Link
Wednesday, September 27 1:00pm - 4:00pm TECO Room, Anchin Center No Registration Needed
Thursday, October 26 2:00pm - 5:00pm TECO Room, Anchin Center No Registration Needed
Please click here for the TECO Room, Anchin Center MAP.
NOTE: You may want to bring your laptop to take notes about the process and some formatting tips.

ETD 1-on-1 Help Sessions | Fall 2017

Help Sessions will be offered on Thursdays from 3pm - 5pm, in ALN 296 (unless noted below - please check on the day you are attending to ensure we are meeting in that room.) These will run from June 8 through August 10, 2017, so if you have issues with revisions after you've submitted, we will be able to assist you with those changes.

Date Time Location
September 21 3:00pm - 5:00pm TBA
September 28 CANCELLED CANCELLED
October 5 3:00pm - 5:00pm TBA
October 12 3:00pm - 5:00pm TBA
October 19 3:00pm - 5:00pm TBA
November 2 3:00pm - 5:00pm TBA
November 9 3:00pm - 5:00pm TBA
November 16 3:00pm - 5:00pm TBA
November 30 3:00pm - 5:00pm TBA
December 7 3:00pm - 5:00pm TBA
NOTE: Be sure to bring your Word document on a laptop or flash drive. We can also review printed copies or PDF, but cannot easily assist with formatting issues without the Word document.

ETD Workshop (In Person)


To help you navigate the ETD process, we have created a workshop that provides critical information, including:

All thesis master's and doctoral students are strongly encouraged to attend an ETD Workshop (either in-person or online) during the semester prior to graduation - so that you have the information before writing/editing the majority of your thesis/dissertation. If you do not complete the workshop, you may have major issues formatting which could incur an additional $25 fee for extensive revisions/reviews.

Understanding the ETD Process & Responsibilities Tutorial

A major portion of the Workshop is the Understanding the ETD Process and Responsibilities presentation by the workshop leader. Below, you can find a link to the most current slideshow used in the workshop. Please note that you should always check the ETD Deadlines page for the most up-to-date deadlines.

Understanding the ETD Process - Slideshow

ETD Workshop (Online)


Students who are not on campus (distance students) or cannot make the in-person workshop should review the Understanding the ETD Process Tutorial (links above) as well as review the various parts of the ETD Resource Center website - particularly the Formatting Requirements section and the Master's/Doctoral ETD Submission Process Checklist.

Please note - if you don't review this carefully and your ETD requires a lot of comments/changes, you may be charged an additional fee for the document not meeting formatting requirements.

ETD Online Workshop | To Do

  1. Review Understanding the ETD Process - Slideshow for the most current slideshow.
  2. Review the entire ETD Resource Center Website, paying close attention to:
    • Deadlines
    • Requirements - Registration, Submission, Fees
    • Information - Previously Published Materials, Copyright & IRB Approvals
    • Plagiarism Check
    • Process Checklists
    • General Formatting - Margins, Fonts, Headings, Line Spacing, Page Numbering, etc.
    • Section Specific Formatting - carefully review each section
  3. Email etd@grad.usf.edu to inform us you completed the Online ETD Workshop. Please include your USF ID Number in the email.

ETD 1-on-1 Help Sessions


Each semester, the Office of Graduate Studies hosts ETD 1-on-1 Help Sessions to assist students with the preparation of their final manuscript and to answer student questions regarding all aspects of the ETD process. The sessions are run by the Office of Graduate Studies editorial team and are designed to provide one-on-one help to students in a non-stressful atmosphere. Students are assisted on an individualized basis; no appointments are necessary. Students should bring a laptop, thumb drive (there will be a limited number of computers available) and/or printed copies of the manuscript for review as printing will not be available at the Help Sessions. It is highly recommended that students thoroughly review the contents of the ETD Resource Center--specifically the ETD formatting sections--prior to attending an ETD Help Session.