Advise from other students

 “At the end I was too rushed. I should have allowed for more time to edit and polish my project.”

 “Make an appointment with your librarian early on. They will really help with your topic and research.”

 “Use your professor's office hours! Ask questions and make sure you understand what's going on.”


Project steps

Project steps will vary. This example project provides you with an idea of key steps with an estimated percentage of total project time. Keep in mind that some steps will have smaller tasks to complete. For example, finalizing your topic will likely involve meeting with your professor. It may take a week or two to find a meeting time, so plan ahead!

Example project steps

Exploring topics and preliminary research

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Finalize and narrowing in on your topic (or thesis question)

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Outline and pre-writing

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Finding sources or doing a literature review

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Gathering data (depends on project)

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Writing the paper or project

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Filling research gaps and citing/making bibliography

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Editing

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