Jump Start Your Science Thesis

January 9, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (already occurred)
January 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (already occurred)
300B (Science Library)
  • Students Only
shoveling snow: There are many ways to spend Interterm...maybe it's time to check out what's happening at the writing center.

Offered in two repeating sessions: choose to attend either January 9 or January 16.

During this meal-time workshop, enjoy some pizza while engaging in a series of interactive activities designed to acquaint you with the end-game of your science thesis, creating the written report of your work. Participants will learn: how to identify and use a good model thesis, how to pace the writing, suggestions for working through common pitfalls and ways you can use resources like the Writing Center and Zotero to support your work. During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to explain your study to peers outside your lab and practice getting that explanation into a sound-bite, a useful step in defining the scope of your project. At the end of two hours, we hope you will have a clearer vision of the final form of your thesis and the stepping stones ahead of you.

This program is designed for senior honors students in the sciences who would like support making the transition from research to writing. Participants do NOT need to have completed their research.

Prospective honors students seeking more information about the process of writing an honors thesis in the sciences are welcome to participate in limited numbers with the consent of the workshop leaders. If you are not a senior, please email arose@amherst.edu to discuss participating.

Additional Info

Please pre-register.

Contact Info

Airlie Rose
(413) 542-2139
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