Important Benchmark Dates for Junior Papers and Senior Theses, 2019 - 2020
The department provides a detailed calendar for Concentrators and their advisers each year. The following timelines for the Junior Papers and Senior Thesis provide benchmarks for the completion of independent work.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Submit JP prospectus to the Junior Seminar professor and your advisor when you email your prospectus to your advisor, ask them to set a time to meet in the first week of class in the spring term.
During the spring term, you are strongly encouraged to have at least three sessions with a Graduate Student Coach. These will be scheduled in January.
Meet with your adviser (no later than Friday, February 7) to:
|Week 4||Submit partial first draft (perhaps one major section) to advisor, no later than Friday, February 28.|
|Week 5||Students receive first drafts back, with comments from advisors, no later than Friday, March 6.|
|Week 7||Spring Break|
|Week 8||Submit partial second draft to advisor, no later than Friday, March 27.|
|Week 9||Students receive second drafts back, with comments from advisors, no later than Friday, April 3.|
|Week 11||Submit third and mostly complete draft to advisor, no later than Friday, April 17.|
|Week 12||Students receive third drafts back, with comments from advisors, no later than Friday, April 24.|
|Tuesday, May 5, 2020||
FINAL Junior Paper uploaded by 5:00 p.m. You will receive a link and instructions on how to upload the paper to Google Drive.
|Week 1||Schedule meeting with advisor to discuss thesis topic and plan for the semester, including tentative meeting times, no later than Friday, September 13.|
Submit five-page thesis proposal to advisor, no later than Friday, October 11.
The proposal should include:
|Friday, December 13, 2019||Submit partial first draft (twenty pages) to advisor|
|Monday, January 31, 2020||
Submit draft of additional twenty pages to advisor
|Week 2||Submit draft of additional twenty pages to advisor, no later than Friday, February 14.|
|Week 6||Review your degree progress in TigerHub and submit your Degree Progress Check-In to the Department Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 13 at 5:00 pm.|
|Week 8||Submit draft of entire thesis to advisor, no later than Friday March 27.|
Upload your thesis via the Thesis Central Senior Thesis Submission System to the University Archives, and submit 2 unbound hard copies to the Department Assistant (email@example.com), by April 17 at 12:00 noon.
|Friday, May 1, 2020||Students receive comments from first and second readers|
|Friday, May 8, 2020||Submit Senior Comprehensive Statement and Honors Calculationto the Department Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 12:00 pm.|
|May 13-14, 2020||Senior Comprehensive Oral Exams – BLOCK BOTH DAYS ON YOUR CALENDAR|