Every New College Senior Capstone 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 [email protected]. If you would like to talk to a SWA about any aspect of writing your thesis, make an appointment at ncf.mywconline.com.
- 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.
- Planning my Plan
- Research Question Templates
- My Research Plan
- Proposal Worksheet
- From Sources to Review or Synthesis
- Thesis of my Thesis
- Transforming Weak Verbs to Strong