Draft Research Plan (Submit your plan by 23:59 on 05.06) (Give feedback to another student by 23:59 on 08.06) Forum
1. Submit your draft research plan by 23:59 on Friday 05.06. Share this separately with your thesis instructor for feedback.
Items to include:
Title page (1 page)
Proposed table of contents for entire thesis (1 page)
Introduction to the topic with clear problem and purpose statements (1 page)
References: 2 - 3 sources, which provide a general overview or introduction to the topic, e.g. a popular science article, textbook, review article, metastudy, etc. These should be formatted in your chosen referencing style. Indicate the style in the title: "References (IEEE style)". Give a one-sentence paraphrase or quote from the source below each one.
Weekly timeline from week 24 to week 35
2. Choose another student's entry and give feedback. Start by first replying to their entry with your name so others will know it is taken. (Make sure everyone gets feedback.) Give your feedback by 23.59 on Monday 08.06.
Copy the following questions into your reply and answer them:
Does the table of contents include each section of thesis? Would you add or change anything?
How clear was the introduction? Would you add or change anything?
Does the introduction follow the Toulmin-Zappen model?
Check the sources. Which style guide is being used? Is it consistent?
How realistic is the timeline based on the scope of the research?
3. After you have met your thesis instructor with the research plan, reply to your own research plan entry with a summary of their comments. Any reflections on their comments?
Final Research Plan (Due by 23:59 on 12.06) Assignment
After you receive feedback from your partner and your instructor, make any necessary revisions and submit by 23:59 on 12.06.
First Draft (Due by 23:59 on 14.06) Assignment
Please submit the first draft of the text. The length of the text should represent 40% of the final length of the paper. Your submission should include the introduction with preliminary problem statement and purpose statement. It should also include at least 3-5 references integrated into your writing (i.e. paraphrase or quote).
Second Draft (Due by 23:59 on 09.08) Turnitin Assignment 2
This draft should be a full length version of the text. In week 33, we will be working on different academic writing considerations so this draft does not need to be a fully polished version. You will still have a few weeks to edit and make changes according to these considerations.
Final Draft (Due by 23:59 on 01.09) Turnitin Assignment 2
Submission of Finalized Bachelor Thesis to eAge (Due 23:59 on 13.09.2020)
If students have not been asked by their thesis instructor to make changes to the final draft, students from CHEM, ENG, ELEC & SCI are required to submit their finalized Bachelor thesis to the eAge system.