Draft Research Plan (Submit your plan by 23:59 on 11.06) Forum
1. Submit your draft research plan by 23:59 on Friday 11.06. Share this separately with your thesis instructor for feedback.
Items to include:
Title page (1 page): Proposed title for the thesis, your name, date, and your thesis supervisor's name.
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. One of which should 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 References heading: "References (IEEE style)". Give a one-sentence paraphrase or quote from the source below each one.
Weekly timeline from week 24 to week 35. Please include the scheduled meetings with your thesis supervisor and important deadlines (i.e., research draft, first draft, second draft, final draft, and final presentations). You should have at least 4 planned meetings with your supervisor, i.e., initial meeting, after drafting your research plan, after submitting the first draft, and after submitting the second draft.
2. In Session 3 (14.06), 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.)
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 18.06.21) Assignment
After you receive feedback from your partner and your instructor, make any necessary revisions and submit by 23:59 on 18.06.
First Draft (Due by 23:59 on 21.06.21) 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) so you can practice citing sources.
Make sure you also post a copy in the First Draft Peer and Teacher Feedback forum. You and your feedback partner will find copies of each other's papers here to read for the feedback session. It may be easier at this point to email your thesis instructor a copy.
Second Draft (Due by 23:59 on 08.08.21) Turnitin Assignment 2
This draft should be a full length version of the text. 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.
Third Draft for Final Comments from Thesis Instructor (Due by 23:59 on 27.08.21) Turnitin Assignment 2
Final Bachelor Thesis for Grading (23:59 on 10.09.2021) Turnitin Assignment 2
Your thesis will be graded here by your thesis instructor. The grade and comments will be visible to you in MyCourses.
Before you submit here...
- please carefully consider the comments from your thesis instructor (from the Third Draft), additional comments from your opponent (from the final presentation), and any comments from the English teacher.
- please be aware that the paper will be stored permanently in the TurnItIn standard repository. Future student papers are checked against this repository.
- you are able to submit your paper only until the submission deadline. Before the deadline, it is possible to re-submit in case you have made a mistake. However, no submissions are accept beyond this submission deadline.
- you will also need to submit to the eAge link for archiving to the library and for university administration to log the final grade of the paper.
Submission of Final Bachelor Thesis to eAge (Due 23:59 on 10.09.2021)
Students are required to submit a final PDF/A version of their Bachelor thesis to the eAge system. This copy will be archived
by the Aalto Learning Centre into AaltoDoc. The final grade will be recorded by university administration into Oodi through this system. Please watch the tutorial below to see how to submit to eAge.
[eAge tutorial for students from the 5 English programmes]