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Starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by your senior thesis? You’ve been researching for months, collecting data and structuring your thoughts, but soon you actually have to start writing the darned thing. And when I say soon, I mean really soon. As in this weekend. (Seriously.)

But don’t panic! You still have plenty of time to write an honors-worthy manuscript, so long as you get started soon and stay organized. The other big favor you can do for yourself? Sign up for a thesis mentor!

Your thesis mentor will work with you throughout the spring semester, meeting as regularly as you’d like to discuss any and all aspects of your thesis. Your mentor can discuss ideas with you to help structure your argument, look over that one chapter that isn’t clicking, and even read through your whole thesis before you turn it in (something your advisor might not do!). It’s incredibly beneficial to partner with someone who can keep you on task and track the development of your thesis over time.

To apply for a thesis mentor, fill out this form by Monday, November 14 at 5 PM. Please note that this is a very popular program and while we do our best to help everyone, we will likely not have the resources available to pair every applicant with a mentor. Therefore, we suggest that you both apply early and make a good case in your application for why you would like to work with a mentor!

If you have any questions about the thesis mentor program, please direct them to Ford Fellows Anya Backlund and Katherine Mechling at (860) 265-2440 or writingworks@wesleyan.edu.

Thesis & Essay Writing Seniors:

Come out of your carrels TONIGHT for a thesis writing workshop and Q&A hosted by the Ford Fellows and Peer Advisors!

The Ford Fellow and Peer Advisors are holding a drop-in event to discuss time management, working with advisors and applying for the thesis mentor program and will provide snacks and encouragement.

7:00pm TONIGHT 10/26 in the Shapiro Writing Center (Allbritton 311).


The library is offering workshops on research sources and interlibrary loan and other services for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/26, Tuesday 9/27, Wednesday 9/28, and Thursday 9/29  at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

 

An Honors Information Session will be taking place on Thursday, September 15, at 4:15 p.m. in PAC 001.  If you are writing an honors thesis or pursuing any other avenue to honors available in your major, this is your opportunity to have your questions answered.  The meeting will be facilitated by Susan Krajewski, Honors Coordinator in the Registrar’s office, and David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2012.

More information about Wesleyan’s Honors Program is available through the Registrar’s Office at http://www.wesleyan.edu/registrar/honors/honors_program.html

Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 5:  Online carrel applications for Olin Library are available in your student portfolio by clicking on the Honors Carrel Application link in the Library bucket. The Science Library has a separate assignment process using paper applications, which are available at the SciLi circulation desk.

Monday, September 19, 4:00 pm:  Deadline for submitting your application (both Olin electronic application and Science Library paper application).  Carrels will be assigned to applicants by lottery; applicants who are not assigned a carrel will be placed on a waiting list.  Applications submitted after the deadline are added to the end of the waiting list in the order they are received.

Thursday, September 22: Science Library carrel students will be notified via email or telephone of their carrel assignments.

Monday, September 26:  The list of Olin carrel assignments and the waiting list will be posted on the door of the Olin Library Office.

Monday, October 3, 3:00 pmOlin carrel keys must be picked up in the Library Office by this deadline.  If a carrel key is not picked up by then, the carrel will be issued to the next person on the waiting list.

Monday, October 3Science Library carrel keys will become available for pickup. Please see Linda Hurteau, behind the circulation desk in the Science Library.

Friday, October 7, 4:00 pm: Science Library carrel keys must be picked up by this deadline, or the carrel will be reassigned.

Please note: Because of number of carrels and applicants, it is not possible for students to choose a carrel or for students to switch carrels.  If a student is assigned a carrel and chooses not to accept it, their name will be added to the bottom of the waiting list and the student at the top of the list will be offered the carrel.

In order to retain a carrel, a student must remain on the list of Honors candidates.  The list is regularly re-issued throughout the academic year, and students with carrels who are not on the current Honors list will be required to vacate their carrel so it may be assigned to someone else.