Senior Thesis 2018 Requirements


  1. Preliminary topic (choose an academic topic related to a career interest) Brainstorming Ideas

  2. Notecards (at least 200 notecards)

  3. Detailed topic (Description of the topic with at least 4 major focus areas and some subcategories)

  4. Sources: at least 10 sources

    • a combination of books, periodicals, and other sources (at least 3 books)
    • at least 7 articles
    • at least one interview
  5. UNR Library Trip: All seniors will travel to UNR to gather sources for their papers (attendance on this trip is required for the class) Monday, September 10.

  6. Bibliography: MLA format, Works Cited, at least 10 sources listed and cited in the actual paper

  7. Outline (a formal outline showing the main areas of focus and subcategories and subsections)

  8. Paper length: 15 – 20 pages (double spaced, Times Roman 12 pt., 1 inch margins)

    • Three drafts
  9. Graphics and Charts (at least 3 appropriate graphics or charts to supplement your research paper)

  10. Internal Citations (you must cite all specific information and quotations in your paper (generally at least one citation per paragraph)

  11. Quotations (you must include at least 5 illuminating quotations in the paper)

  12. See the Grading Criteria Sheet for full details.

Due Dates

Preliminary Topic:                                                         Monday, August 27th
First 10 notecards                                                          Wednesday, August 29th
Next 50 notecards:                                                        Wednesday, September 5th   
UNR Library trip                                                           Monday, September 10th
Second 50 notecards:                                                   Thursday, September 13th
Detailed topic:                                                                Monday, September 17th  
Third 50 notecards:                                                      Thursday, September 27th         
Fourth 50 notecards:                                                    Wednesday, October 3rd    
Bibliography:                                                                  Friday, October 5th   
Outline:                                                                            Friday, October 12th 
First Draft:                                                                      Wednesday, October 24
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Second Draft:                                                                 Wednesday, October 31st     
Final Draft:                                                                     Friday, November 9th 
Multi-media Presentation (first draft)                     Wednesday, November 28 Multi-media Presentation D2 (final draft)             Wednesday, December 5 Dress rehearsal of Presentations                               December 7, 10, 11 Presentations                                                               December 12- 14




Subpages (1): Grading Criteria