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How to write a BA thesis : a practical guide from your first ideas to your finished paper /

by Lipson, Charles.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing .Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2005Description: 402 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0226481255 (cloth : alk. paper); 0226481263 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780226481265 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Dissertations, Academic -- Authorship | Academic writing
Contents:
Getting started -- Framing your topic -- Conducting your research -- Writing your best -- Working your best -- Scheduling and completing your thesis -- Dealing with special requirements -- Citing your sources and getting more advice.
Summary: The senior thesis is the capstone of a college education, but writing one can be a daunting prospect. Students need to choose their own topic and select the right adviser. Then they need to work steadily for several months as they research, write, and manage a major independent project. This book offers step-by-step advice on how to turn a vague idea into a clearly defined proposal, then a draft paper, and, ultimately, a polished thesis. The author also tackles issues beyond the classroom - from good work habits to coping with personal problems that interfere with research and writing. Filled with examples and highlighted tips, the book also includes time schedules that show when to begin various tasks and how much time to spend on each--Publisher. List(s) this item appears in: Learning Hub - Study Skills books | How to write a thesis
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Getting started -- Framing your topic -- Conducting your research -- Writing your best -- Working your best -- Scheduling and completing your thesis -- Dealing with special requirements -- Citing your sources and getting more advice.

The senior thesis is the capstone of a college education, but writing one can be a daunting prospect. Students need to choose their own topic and select the right adviser. Then they need to work steadily for several months as they research, write, and manage a major independent project. This book offers step-by-step advice on how to turn a vague idea into a clearly defined proposal, then a draft paper, and, ultimately, a polished thesis. The author also tackles issues beyond the classroom - from good work habits to coping with personal problems that interfere with research and writing. Filled with examples and highlighted tips, the book also includes time schedules that show when to begin various tasks and how much time to spend on each--Publisher.

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