Academic Writing Bootcamp

Crush Writer's Block and Finish Your Thesis & Publications in our Writing Bootcamp


How many times have you told yourself

"I will start writing when I am ready"?

I get it.

I was terrified of writing my thesis because I always felt like I didn't have the time or I didn't know enough to start writing.

Perhaps, you have also asked yourself questions such as:

Where do I start? Is this good enough for a thesis? There is so much to do, will I ever finish?

And maybe you started writing, but after a few days you were filled with self-doubt and guilt, wondering why your thesis is taking so long.

Or worse, you were wondering if you would ever finish your thesis.

The worst part is that you know that you have it in you to get this thesis done, and create a better life for yourself and your family.

But, how do you stay motivated to keep writing, so that you can finish your thesis and graduate?

A Thesis Writing Program unlike any other...

The Academic Writing Bootcamp is not your everyday thesis writing bootcamp.

It's not about clearing out your weekend, taking time off from work, dropping your kids off with a sitter and binge-writing until your back hurts.

The Academic Writing Bootcamp is for students with "real" everyday lives who are busy with their research, job, and families.

Nobody writes their thesis in a vacuum. (It's not realistic, nor healthy)

If you have tried to clear off a weekend to "binge-write", you know that your progress is limited.

At best, you get a lot of writing done, but then don't know how to continue writing during the week (and that's frustrating).

Or worse, you don't get a lot of writing done and you feel guilty, wondering what went wrong (and that's even more frustrating).

What if you could start and keep writing, without having to wait for a time when "things calm down"?

Even better, what if you could be part of a community of graduate students, just like you, who want to get their thesis DONE, and write your thesis along with them?

If you are looking for structure, accountability, and the motivation to keep writing your thesis until it is DONE you have come to the right place.

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This course is closed for enrollment.

Questions? Please contact us at [email protected]

What are the dates for the Academic Writing Bootcamp?

The Writing Accelerator Bootcamp gives you the tools and the community to write your thesis (or a publication) at any stage of writing.

The premise of the Writing Accelerator Bootcamp is that you get to write your thesis on your timeline.

As soon as you join you will get access to the training videos and our Facebook community.

The Academic Writing Bootcamp is officially three weeks:

Feb 25 - March 3

March 4 - March 10

March 11 - March 17

From the time you join throughout the bootcamp you will receive daily support through our Facebook community.

What if you cannot participate in all 3 bootcamp weeks?

You can participate for all three weeks or pick 1-2 weeks that work best for you.

After the Academic Bootcamp, you get the opportunity to participate in 3 Bonus bootcamp weeks:

March 25- March 31

April 1 - April 8

April 9 - April 15

You can participate in all 3 Bonus Bootcamp Weeks or pick 1-2 weeks that work best for you.

You don't have to participate in all the weeks to get the benefit of the program.

As long as you can commit one full week, you will (at least) double your productivty when it comes to writing.

When do you get access to the course curriculum?

To give you the tools to start and keep writing, the curriculum in the Academic Writing Bootcamp is divided into 3 Modules.

Module 1 (How to set yourself up to write a lot) and Module 2 (The Bootcamp) are available as soon as you enroll in the program.

You can start watching the training videos right away and get ready for the start of bootcamp !

Module 3 (Post-bootcamp success) will be released 2 weeks after enrollment, so you can keep up the momentum of writing until you finish your thesis

Course Curriculum

How will the Bootcamp keep you accountable so you make consistent progress?

After you enroll in the Academic Writing Bootcamp, you will get access to a weekly Personalized Writing Plan template (Module 1).

This template will help you to create your highest priority goals, break it down into manageable pieces, and schedule a time to get it done.

On the Sunday before Bootcamp Week you will share your goal(s) for the week with other students:

1) In a Daily Progress Tracker on Google Docs that only Bootcamp members have access to, and

2) In our private Facebook community (optional, if you are on Facebook).

During bootcamp week, we will have daily check-ins on Facebook to evaluate your progress and commit to actions for the next day.

The more time you can devote to writing the better, but if you can only write for 15 minutes a day, you will still make great progress during bootcamp.

I know from working with hundreds of students and personal experience that 15 minutes a day can go a long way if you plan in advance!

Before you know it, you will , at least, double your productivity and your thesis WILL come together.

What happens after the Bootcamp?

Don't worry, I got you!

Unless you are super-close to finishing your thesis, the community and I will continue to support you to keep writing.

As you will see the Academic Writing Bootcamp is based on a weekly flow, because the days of the week are not created equal.

Think of the Academic Writing Bootcamp as your "warm-up" to your new writing routine that will help you get your thesis done.

After the Academic Writing Bootcamp, you get the opportunity to participate in 3 Bonus bootcamp weeks:

March 25- March 31

April 1 - April 8

April 9 - April 15

You can participate in all three bonus weeks, or pick the week(s) that work best for you.

The community and I will be here supporting you daily during the entire Academic Writing Bootcamp and the bonus weeks.

Bonus: 6 Live Group Coaching Sessions

To help you stay inspired and make the most progress, I will host 6 live Group coaching sessions during the weeks preceding each bootcamp week.

Enrollment is limited due to open Q&A, and spots are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

During the group coaching calls I will share with you additional tips and tools to maintain your writing momentum.

You can submit questions in advance and I will answer them (anonymously) during the calls.

We will also have open Q&A during each group coaching session so you can get live support from me and the other community members.

Group Coaching Sessions will be on Wednesdays at 1pm preceding each Bootcamp week, and the dates are February 20, 27, March 6, 20, 27 and April 3)

Group Coaching Calls will be recorded and you can submit questions in advance, and listen to the recording anytime.

Everything that you get when you join the

Writing Accelerator Bootcamp:

3 Week Intensive Bootcamp: March 25 - April 15 (Value: $497)

  • Includes Daily Support on Private and Confidential Facebook Community

3 Training Modules to Maximize Your Success During the Bootcamp (Value: $497)

3 Bonus Modules: (Value: $297)

  • Reviewing the literature without drowning in overwhelm,
  • How to use Evernote and OneNote to simplify the Writing Process, and
  • Tips for your proposal or thesis defense

3 Bonus Bootcamp Weeks ($497)

Email Support for duration of Bootcamp (Value: Priceless)

*Limited Time Bonus*:

Access to 6 live Group Coaching Calls (Value: $300)

Total Value: Over $2000

Your Price: $297


Questions? Please contact us at [email protected]

Your Instructor

Dora Farkas, PhD
Dora Farkas, PhD

Dora Farkas, Ph.D. is originally from Budapest, Hungary. She completed her Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and her Ph.D. in Biological Engineering both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

After completing her Ph.D. Dora was the recipient of the Ruth Kirschstein fellowship from the National Insitutes of Health. She continued her research as a principal investigator in several clinical trials at Tufts Medical School in Boston. Dora has numerous academic publications in the areas of liver toxicity, drug-drug interactions, and pharmacoketics.

Dora is the Founder of the Finish Your Thesis Academy and has trained thousands of PhD students and PhD level researchers worldwide since 2009 through online programs, private coaching and live events.

What Successful Students and Professionals Have Said:

"Dora is an excellent coach with a style that is compassionate as well as no-nonsense. Dora knows how to keep people accountable, but accountable for realistic goals, not the impossible demands we place on ourselves as researchers. Dora also has great advice about how to take care of your health before you turn into a burnt-out mess. (And if you’re a burnt-out mess, she can definitely help!)."

-Jessamine Price, Writing Coach, Winner of Best Thesis Award, American University

"I wish that I had access to this type of material when I completed my dissertations as it includes everything I could have possibly needed -and critically the material is road tested and proven to work.I would recommend Dora’s programm to anyone who wants to compete a thesis or dissertation to the highest possible standard."

- Michael Smith, Author, Personal and Professional Coach

"As a Ph.D. candidate in my final year, I have attended numerous workshops on procrastination, productivity, writers block, etc. and nothing seemed to stick. Dora’s strategies are simple and they truly work. I have written more since participating in her program than I had in the past six months before it!"

- Adrianne Offenbecker, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Calgary, Canada

"One of my fears before joining Dora's program was that I would not be able to graduate on time. I felt stressed and this led to a lack of motivation. After I started the program I became more productive and I learned to focus on the tasks that were helping me to finish my thesis."

- Quang Evansluong, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, United Kingdom

This Bootcamp is for you if you:

  • Are committed to finishing your thesis,
  • Want to make consistent progress on your thesis writing,
  • Are considering publishing your research in an article or book,
  • Want to have better academic writing skills for your career, and
  • Just want to be DONE with your thesis.

If you can identify with any of the above, I can't wait to start working with you!

This Bootcamp is not for you if you:

  • Are not sure whether graduate school is for you,
  • Have not started graduate school yet,
  • Are trying to decide between Masters or PhD-level programs, or
  • Finished writing your thesis

Still wondering if this program is right for you?

Please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below, or send questions to [email protected]


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Frequently Asked Questions

What if you are not a native English speaker?
You are in good company, because English is not my first language either The course material is summarized clearly in the workbooks so it is easy for non-native English speakers to follow, During our previous enrollment periods we had graduate students from 30 different countries At our live webinars questions will be typed into in the chat box, so it will be easy for both native and non-native English speakers to understand
How can you protect your privacy?
Our facebook community is secret. Your facebook friends will not know you are in there and they will not see your posts. During the group coaching sessions you can use a pseudonym to submit written questions in the chat box. If you email me all of our communication is 100% confidential.
How much time do you need to commit to writing during the bootcamp?
I understand that you have a busy life! The minimum time commitment is 15 min/day. The Academic Writing Bootcamp was designed to help you accelerate your writing in the context of your everyday life. But, if you can make arrangements to make more time for writing during the bootcamp, it could help you make progress faster.
When does the course start?
As soon as you join you get access to Modules 1 and 2 and our private Facebook community. The 3 weeks intensive bootcamp is from February 25 - March 15 and Module 3 (Post-bootcamp success) will be released 2 weeks after enrollment We will have 3 *Bonus* Bootcamp weeks in March and April to help you sustain your momentum with writing until you finish your thesis!
What if I cannot attend the bootcamp for all 3 weeks?
The Bootcamp was designed for the busy graduate student schedule. You can attend all 3 weeks, but to get the full benefit you only need to commit to one full week. In addition, you can participate in up to 3 bonus weeks.
How do the Bonus Group Coaching Sessions work?
We are currently enrolling students into our Bonus Group Coaching on a first-come first-served basis. Students in the Group Coaching will get an invite to a Q&A session the week before each bootcamp week (6 Live sessions in total). You can submit questions in advance and I will answer them anonymously during our Q&A session. The Q&A sessions will be recorded so you can listen to them anytime.
Will you get support after the bootcamp?
Yes! We have 3 bonus weeks in March and April to give you additional accountability and help you develop your writing routine to finish your thesis. You can participate in all 3, or the week(s) that work best for you.
What if I you are not working on your thesis?
The Academic Writing Bootcamp will help you with writing any manuscript, including your thesis, publications, and thesis proposal.
What if you cannot attend the group coaching sessions, or you fall behind?
I understand that you have a busy life. All trainings will be recorded, so you can listen to them at any time. You can study the course materials at your own pace, so there is no such thing as falling behind. Please send questions for the group coaching sessions to [email protected]
What if you feel that you are not ready to start writing?
The 2 most common reasons most students feel they are not ready to write are 1) You feel you don't have time to write and 2) You feel that you don't know enough or you don't have enough material to write. We address both of these concerns in the Academic Writing Bootcamp. We have students in our community who are able to make progress writing while working full-time and/or taking care of their families. The key is to learn strategies to use the small 10-15 minute blocks of time you have during the week to move your thesis forward. We also have students who started writing during the early stages of graduate school. Writing creates clarity for your thesis, and the sooner you start writing the sooner you will make tangible progress. Regardless of what stage of graduate school you are at, we will support you to pick up momentum and keep writing until you finish your thesis.
How do you get the most out of the Private Facebook group?
The Private Facebook group is here to support you with your daily accountability and establishing structure. The more you participate by asking questions or offering support to other students, the more you will get out of the group.
What is your refund policy?
I am fully committed to helping you to finish your thesis as efficiently as possible. I have a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you decide that the bootcamp is not for you, you get a 100% refund, no questions asked.
What if you have a question I have not answered?
Please email me us at [email protected] if you have any questions about how the Academic Writing Bootcamp can help you finish your thesis.

This course is closed for enrollment.