At the meeting, the Honors Director will explain what writing a thesis entails, how to draft a proposal, and how to find a faculty advisor.In the senior year, students will receive 3 credits per term for independent work on the thesis.
Projects are formally presented at the end of the final semester and submitted to the Library's Scholarly Repository. The program is designed to provide superior undergraduate students with opportunities to carry out original research in preparation for graduate school, professional training, or a position in an industrial or government research laboratory.
Your instructor can help connect you to a suitable advisor who works in your proposed genre. Be sure, once you have a verbal agreement to work with a full-time faculty member, that you work together on your prospectus and reading list.
This early research and writing is as integral to the success of your project as any of the later portions of your work.
The English Department offers two options for writing an Honors Thesis: a critical project (roughly 50 pages) or a creative project (a novel, a sustained work of creative nonfiction, a series of short stories, or a collection of poetry).
This project is mentored by a faculty member in weekly meetings over the course of the year. Download suggestions and a worksheet for generating a topic for an Honors Thesis.