Rptm honors thesis guide first steps: choosing a topic and a supervisor there are two key choices you must make when you embark on your thesis: choosing a topic and. Students choosing to pursue honors in the department of computer science must: have a cumulative grade point average of 300 and a 320 in the department produce a thesis proposal and have department approval before classes begin in the academic year that the thesis is being conducted. Completion of an honors thesis is a graduation requirement for the washington state university honors college this requirement may involve library research, bench research in the field or laboratory, a creative project in the arts, or even a research project conducted while abroad. You can choose to do an honors thesis project either through a department or the honors program most students who graduate with honors have completed departmental honors requirements if you have an interest in the arts and sciences honors program classes or want to do a general honors thesis, get more information on the cu honors program. What this handout is about writing a senior honors thesis, or any major research essay, can seem daunting at first a thesis requires a reflective, multi-stage writing process.
Choosing a topic are you struggling to brainstorm a thesis topic try one of the following tips: find a professor who does research in your broader area of interest. English honors sequence a student producing a sonnet sequence in her poetry thesis may choose to write an essay researching the history and theory of the sonnet. Ask whether there are special research opportunities for undergrads and if an honors thesis is required (completion of an honors thesis, though difficult, is evidence to employers and grad/professional programs that the student is focused and persistent.
Before you can enroll in honors 450 thesis credits, you must submit a thesis proposal to honors the thesis proposal is a 5-page document that shows you are embarking on a solid, academic project that will satisfy the thesis requirement. Honors thesis checklist _____ choose a thesis topic the semester before beginning the thesis _____ select a thesis advisor and a second reader from your major (or a second advisor from the. Dual honors thesis academic departments may choose not to allow their honors in the major candidates to pursue this dual thesis option alternatively. Late theses cannot be accepted for honors after the deadline students who hand in theses after the deadline but before the end of the term will receive a grade for the thesis course, but they will not be eligible for departmental honors. Recent honors theses the honors thesis is an opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor on an independent research or creative scholarly project students choose their projects in collaboration with a faculty mentor.
1 the what and why honors theses take on many forms and student motivation behind the work can vary as much as the thesis topics. Presumably the same faculty member would be supervising the thesis regardless if you don't have a second major, or if your second major does not have an honors track, you should do the thesis in asian studies. A capstone is a formal thesis or creative project of the student's choosing, to be directed by a professor in the student's major department or in a relevant discipline the honors capstone is designed to round out a student's educational experience in the honors program, and is typically focused on the student's major course of study. Honors program guidelines and that the honors thesis has been satisfactorily completed in consultation with a thesis advisor, each student should choose a.
A rhetorical analysis of ronald reagan's 1964 a time for choosing address : an honors thesis [(honrs 499). Choosing your major honors thesis selecting a topic thesis advisor we could say that an honors thesis is an opportunity to work closely with a faculty member. If the thesis advisor is also an honors director, the student must choose an appropriate outside reader from the university faculty, subject to the approval of the honors director in general the honors thesis advisor should be a member of the honors faculty.
Choosing to write an honors thesis should be your decision and no one else's, so don't be afraid to just say no all the peer pressure in the world won't be enough to push you through to the end if you don't want to do it. You do not need to have a topic in mind when you decide to pursue honors there are many different ways to decide upon an honors thesis topic. Table of contents overview and administration of the screen arts & cultures honors program application and eligibility general considerations for applying choosing a sac honors thesis advisor. Guidelines for senior honors thesis choosing a thesis advisor early in the second semester of your junior year, you should begin planning your thesis, bearing in.
How to write a paper topic proposal & thesis statement • part 1 of the assignment: paper topic proposal the formal research paper or honors thesis will provide you with an opportunity to more fully develop the background and implications of one of the topics presented during the semester or explore a related topic not covered. Incredibly useful advice for physics students for those doing an honors thesis, there are some funds available you will need a thesis advisor at byu choose. Students choose their thesis advisor and second reader in consultation with the director of the english honors program while registered for thesis credit (eng 403), students confer with the thesis advisor at regular intervals as mutually agreed.
Western michigan university scholarworks at wmu honors theses lee honors college 4-18-2013 choosing the nominee: how presidential primaries came to be and their future in. How to choose a thesis topic consider multiple options, do preliminary testing, and then refine good ideas, eliminate bad ones i'm a last year honors. Pros and cons of honors colleges at state schools such as penn state and st mary's college of maryland which aim to attract smart students.