Draft Research Plan (Submit your plan by 23:59 on 19.09) Forum
1. Submit your draft research plan by 23:59 on Monday 19.09. (Click on "Add a new discussion" and click on "Advanced" at the bottom to open the file sharing box.) Share this separately with your thesis advisor for feedback.
Items to include:
Title page (1 page): Proposed title for the thesis, your name, date, and your thesis advisor'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 36 to week 50. Please include the scheduled meetings with your thesis advisor and important deadlines (i.e., research draft, first draft, second draft, final draft, and final presentations). You should have at least 5 planned meetings with your advisor, i.e., initial meeting, after drafting your research plan, after submitting the first draft, after submitting the second draft, and after submitting the third draft.
2. In Session 3 (23.09), I will assign you to breakout rooms in pairs based on your programme.
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?
Is the student planning any small-scale research? Do they plan to implement/develop/use something in the research (i.e., an experiment, algorithm, simulation, project, prototype, set of guidelines, feasibility study, etc.)? If it's a literature review, are they using a method for this (i.e., simplified Systematic Review or State-of-the-art Review)? Does the method or implementation support the topic?
Does the introduction follow the Toulmin-Zappen model (i.e., Situation, Problem, Solution (AIMS))?
Check the sources. Which style guide is being used? Is it consistent?
How realistic is the timeline based on the scope of the research?
Final Research Plan (Due by 23:59 on Monday 26.09) Assignment
After you receive feedback from your partner and your advisor, make any necessary revisions and submit by 23:59 on 26.09.
First Draft for Peer & Teacher Feedback (Submit your First Draft by 23:59 on Monday 10.10.22; Be prepared to give peer feedback before your meeting) Forum
1. Submit your first draft by 23:59 on 10.10.22. This should be 33% of the final length. Your submission should also include the introduction with a clear problem and solution (aims/purpose statement). It should also include at least 3-5
references integrated into your writing (i.e., paraphrases or quotes).
2. Schedule a time by 10.10 for your peer & teacher feedback session (times available from 12.10 to 14.10 & possibly exam week).
3. Highlight your partner's paper for the following considerations:
in English dialect (US vs. UK)
-Grammar or spelling issues
Second Draft for Teacher Feedback (Due by 23:59 on 04.11) Turnitin Assignment 2
This draft should be 66% of the full length version of the text.
Third Draft for Final Comments from Thesis Instructor (Due by 23:59 on 02.12.22) Turnitin Assignment 2
This should be very close to full length.
Final Bachelor Thesis for Grading (23:59 on 16.12.2022) Turnitin Assignment 2
Your thesis will be graded here by your thesis advisor. The grade and comments will be visible to you in MyCourses.
Before you submit here...
- please carefully consider the comments from your thesis advisor (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 16.12.2022)
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]
Final Thesis Submission Extension Turnitin Assignment 2