Thesis Support

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

Thesis Support Guide

Every New College student thesis has a written component, but what that component looks like depends on your AOC, your thesis topic, and the guidance from sponsors.

Because of these variables, we cannot offer a one-size-fits-all model of thesis support. We have developed the following Thesis Support Guide for students and faculty to help address some frequently asked questions and to offer tips for a successful thesis writing process.

Please also look through the suggested resources below. If you have questions about thesis writing support or the role that the WRC can play in assisting you through your process, please contact us at If you would like to talk to a SWA about any aspect of writing your thesis, make an appointment at

Download the Thesis Guide for Students

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 these resources. All are in .docx format so you can revise them to fit your own process and your sponsor’s expectations. Please keep in mind, that many of these documents are meant as general guides, and may not be applicable to your specific thesis.

Other Resources for Thesis Support

Provost’s Thesis Support Page