The Thesis Support Guide for faculty addresses some frequently asked questions and offers tips for a successful thesis writing process.
Guiding students through the process of writing their theses can be both incredibly rewarding and draining (sometimes simultaneously). Ideally, we want our students to be excited and prepared as they work through their thesis projects, but, as most of them have never worked on a project of this breadth or focus before, it can also be easy for them to become intimidated and lost.
There are many ways that the Writing Program and Writing Resource Center can support faculty as they work with their students to complete their theses. Please see the document below for answers to FAQs regarding thesis support as well as some tips for helping your students manage the workload.
Below are the texts that we use/recommend in the course Writing Studies: Advanced Research Writing, which serves as additional thesis writing support and instruction. We have copies of these books for students to look through in the WRC, but they are not available to check out:
Below are handouts developed by the Writing Program that are often used in classes and distributed to students through the WRC. Feel free to print and share! All are in .docx format so you can revise them to fit the expectations you have for your students.
Provost’s Thesis Support Page
Coming soon!: Open source Canvas Advanced Research Writing course