From Honors Student Blog: I wanted to write this column as a guidebook in reverse - all the things I wish I had known going into a thesis. I expect I’ll be doing something like this again, and I wanted a way to remind myself of the trials and tribulations of a project of this … Continue reading A Guidebook in Reverse
From Honors Student Blog: I’m psyched about participating the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference - it’s really the best opportunity on campus to get out and share your work. And I love making (scripted) public presentations, so this was an event I’ve been looking forward to for a long time Read the rest here.
From Honors Student Blog: As I listen to The West Wing Weekly while working on my thesis, I've been toying with Jed Bartlet’s favorite question: what’s next? Since spring break, I’ve been spending basically every waking moment either working or thinking about this monster of a paper I’ve almost completed. And while I still have a few weeks … Continue reading #MyResearchStory, pt. 3/3: What’s Next?
From Honors Student Blog: So now that you've learned about the topic of my research, you're probably wondering: where did I find all this information? (At least, that's the question that keeps appearing in my committee's comments - SOURCE???) Read the rest here.
From Honors Student Blog: This is the first of three posts for #MyResearchStory, giving a general overview of my thesis topic and the progress I've made over the last six months. I've taken you through the highs and lows of thesis research and writing, but not I wanted to share what it is I've been … Continue reading #MyResearchStory, pt. 1/3: Objective
From Honors Student Blog: I know it’s a little early for me to be waxing poetic about the CHC experience – graduation is still VERY far away – but it was for an assignment. Each BDIC student has to write a “Senior Summary” as their final graduation requirement. It’s half assessment – what did you actually do for … Continue reading A Moral Voyage: BDIC and the Senior Summary
From Honors Student Blog: So I was able to send off the first draft of my thesis to my Committee Chair, and we've slowly been working our way through each chapter. It's daunting to sit in a room with a really smart person in your field and have them give you constructive criticism. It's intimidating and scary, … Continue reading A Moral Voyage: Revisions, Revisions, Revisions
From Honors Student Blog: While I finish the last few pages of my first draft, I wanted to share something else about my academic experience: I am all about that Five College life. I’ve taken one course at Hampshire, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and two at Smith. I didn’t set out for this accomplishment – it … Continue reading A Moral Voyage: Five College Life
From the Honors Student Blog: I’m 75% finished with my rough draft – at least, I think I am? It’s hard to tell when you’re in the thick of it. It feels like I’m so close to reaching this goal and I want to power through. And yes, that’s a really good feeling to have … Continue reading A Moral Voyage: Take a Break
From Honors Student Blog: I feel like this thesis makes me write like I’m running out of time! But I’ve noticed one thing – I cannot write my thesis at the desk in my room. It’s impossible! I get distracted by the TV in my common room, the food in my kitchen, or the messiness of my side of … Continue reading A Moral Voyage: The Search for a Study Spot