Senior Thesis 2016 Requirements


  1. Preliminary topic: choose an academic topic related to your career interest - Brainstorming Ideas

  2. Notecards: at least 200 notecards

  3. Detailed topic

    1. Description of the topic with at least 4 major focus areas and some subcategories

  4. Sources: at least 10 sources

    1. a combination of books, periodicals, and other sources (at least 3 books)

    2. 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) Wednesday, September 7.

  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

  8. Paper length: 15 – 20 pages

    1. double spaced, Times Roman 12 pt., 1 inch margins

    2. 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 22

First 50 notecards:                                                  Thursday, September 1

UNR library trip                                                      Wednesday, September 7

Second 50 notecards:                                             Thursday, September 15

Detailed topic:                                                         Wednesday, September 21

Third 50 notecards:                                                 Wednesday, September 21 

Fourth 50 notecards:                                               Thursday, September 29  

Bibliography:                                                           Friday, September 30

Outline:                                                                    Wednesday, October 5 

First Draft:                                                               Thursday, October 20                      

Second Draft:                                                          Thursday, October 27  

Final Draft:                                                              Tuesday, November 8

Multi-media Presentation (first draft)                       Tuesday, November 15

Multi-media Presentation D2 (final draft)                Friday, December 2

Presentations                                                               December 7 - 9



Subpages (1): Grading Criteria