Thesis Support for Faculty

The Thesis Support Guide for faculty addresses some frequently asked questions and offers tips for a successful thesis writing process.

Thesis Support for Faculty

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 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 attached document for answers to FAQs regarding thesis support as well as some tips for helping your students manage the workload.

Download the Thesis Guide for Faculty

Recommended Readings

  • Eco, Umberto. How to Write a Thesis. Trans. by Caterina Mongiat Farina and Geoff Farina. 2015.
  • Clark, Irene L. Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation: Entering the Conversation. 2007.
  • Lipson, Charles. How to Write a BA Thesis: A Practical Guide from Your First Ideas to Your Finished Paper. 2005.
  • Silvia, Paul. How to Write a Lot. 2007.

Helpful Handouts for Students

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.

Other Resources for Thesis Support

Provost’s Thesis Support Page