In addition to the usual load of courses and jobs, seniors have the daunting task of applying for jobs and/or graduate school.These demands are angst producing and time consuming If that scenario sounds familiar, don’t panic!It also might help you decide whether to pursue that field in graduate school or in your future career.
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Or maybe you’ll spend that fifteen minutes taking notes on a book.
The important thing is to accomplish a bit of active production (i.e., putting words on paper) for your thesis every day.
Writing an honors thesis requires that you: Work closely with faculty mentors At large research universities like Carolina, you’ve likely taken classes where you barely got to know your instructor.
Writing a thesis offers the opportunity to work one-on-one with a with faculty adviser.
Keep in mind that many departments will require that you turn in your thesis sometime in early April, so don’t count on having the entire spring semester to finish your work.
Ideally, you’ll start the research process the semester or summer before your senior year so that the writing process can begin early in the fall.
Some goal-setting will be done for you if you are taking a required class that guides you through the honors project.
But any substantive research project requires a clear timetable. Find out the final deadline for turning in your project to your department.