This series of workshops is designed to provide information for juniors in Commonwealth Honors College. They are over for the 2017-2018 academic year, but resources from the workshops are available below.

The offerings in "Honors Thesis/Project: We'll Get You There!" help students understand and prepare for the Honors Thesis/Project—from the development of an idea through submission of the final paperwork.

What is an Honors Thesis or Project? How do I get started?

Learn more about the following topics: 

  • Why a thesis?
  • Timeline for completing a thesis
  • Scope of thesis
  • Finding a committee
  • A thesis seminar vs an individual thesis
  • A thesis in social and behavioral sciences
  • A thesis in a STEM field
  • A thesis in the arts

View the PowerPoint presentation here

Developing a Thesis Concept and Proposal

How do you work this research thing? What kinds of research are suitable for a thesis? How do you think up and develop a research topic? How do you develop a thesis proposal? 

View the PowerPoint presentation here

 

Time Management and Writing Habits

Kelin Loe from the Writing Center provided strategies to manage your time and set realistic goals in order to successfully write your thesis.

Dixie Brown, CHC writing coach can meet with students on an individual basis and provide guidance about writing for honors courses. 

 

Resources for Research

  • Kate Freedman - Reference Librarian, WEB DuBois Library 

Explore the research and writing process in more depth. Find resources and strategies for researching your thesis or project. University librarian Kate Freedman will walk you through the steps of organizing your thoughts and information as you undertake your thesis. She will also discuss literature reviews and other tools that will assist you in reaching your goal of a completed thesis or project.

View the powerpoint presentation here

 

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