GROWTH is a thesis-writing training program for master’s students held by Gadjah Mada University’s Faculty of Psychology. GROWTH is the acronym of ‘Group for Writing Thesis.’ Like the name, this program is done by forming writing groups. The GROWTH program includes the training itself as well as a group meeting. bagi mahasiswa S2 yang diadakan oleh Fakultas Psikologi Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). The training has been done on Monday, September 24, 2018 in G-100 Auditorium, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the guidance of researchers, such as Dr.rer.pol. Bhina Patria, M.A and Latifatul Laili, S.Psi.
This program is meant for grad students from Year 2016 (both even and odd semesters) and Year 2017 (only odd semesters). To be in the program, students have to commit to the whole program from start to finish. The next GROWTH agenda will be the five-session group meeting on September 27 and October 1, 4, and 8, 2018.
In the group meeting, the writing groups consisting of 4 people will be formed. In each writing group, each member will get the chance to talk about their on-going writing projects and also exchange ideas with other members about the difficulties they might be facing. Members can also help each other to arrange logical objectives in writing.
“The GROWTH program is very beneficial in helping students write their thesis. Participants become much more aware on the importance of having specific targets, making writing schedules, and practicing BASE Habits to achieve goals”, said Latifatul Laili, S.Psi. She hopes that this program can make students enjoy their thesis-writing process more and realize the energy around them that can support the finalization of their thesis. If the evaluation of this program turns out to be excellent, then hopefully the faculty can consider applying GROWTH. (UGM Psychology PR/Jehna)