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499 HONORS CAFE
RANDALL LIBRARY ROOM 2006, HONORS OFFICE

Workshop Descriptions

NUTS and BOLTS! Honors Project Logistics - Beginning: This workshop goes over logistics and expectations during the first semester of 499. 

LAUNCH! Starting an Honors Thesis: Attendees will learn about (1) how to start an honors project, including finding a topic, advisor, and committee, (2) how to create an action plan, and (3) how to manage time and tools to help.

DISSECT! Parts of a Thesis Paper:  Attendees will learn about (1) scholarly writing, (2) typical thesis structure, (3) stages of the writing process, (4) dealing with writer's block, and (5) sharing your work. This workshop includes hands-on activities in which attendees examine completed student Honors theses/papers to understand the structure.

POP!  Compelling Writing:  Participants in this workshop will learn strategies for making their writing more compelling, eloquent, and cogent.  Students should bring a small sample of their writing to practice improving.    

FINISH! Logistics of finishing an Honors project:  This workshop goes over logistics and expectations during the final semester of 499.

DEFEND! Preparing for your oral defense: Attendees will learn about (1) format, (2) preparation, (3) expectations, (4) alleviating concerns, and (5) presentation resources. 

SHOW! Defense presentation practice & feedback: Participants will practice presenting their thesis project in a supportive and safe environment.  They will also practice thinking critically about each other's presentations and gently critiquing them. 

SEE! How to Make a Poster:  Attendees will learn about scholarly poster design, composition, and tools to implement it (e.g., PowerPoint). 

STYLE! Help with Format, Citation, and Documentation:  Attendees can drop-in during the designated time with questions about format, citation, documentation, and avoiding plagiarism. Tutors from Writing Services will be available to answer those questions and/or provide response to small sections of your document.

WEAVE! Citation Shortcuts: What, When, Where, How? Attendees will learn about using scholarly citations in their writing and about tools (ENDNOTE) to expedite the process.  The goal is to weave your scholarly findings into the larger scholarly fabric.

Schedule 

Day

Time

Instructor

Type

Tuesday August 29

4-5pm

Kate Bruce or Jennifer Horan

Finishing Logistics 499

Wednesday, August 30 

5-6pm

Kate Bruce or Jennifer Horan

Finishing Logistics 499

Monday September 11

1-2pm

Kate Bruce or Jennifer Horan

Beginning Logistics (499) (nuts and bolts)

Tuesday September 12

4-5pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Wednesday, September 13

330-430 pm

Kate Bruce or Jennifer Horan

Beginning Logistics 499 (nuts and bolts)

Thursday, September 14

11am-12pm

Kate Bruce or Jennifer Horan

Finishing Logistics 499

Friday September 15

9-10 AM

Kate Bruce or Jennifer Horan

Beginning Logistics 499 (nuts and bolts)

Tuesday September 19

8-9am

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Tuesday, September 19th

7-8pm

Stuart Borrett

Launch! Starting an Honors Thesis

Monday September 25

4-5pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Monday, October 2nd

7-8pm

Sue Richardson

Launch! Starting an Honors Thesis

Monday October 9

6-7pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Tuesday, October 10th

7-8pm

Stuart Borrett

DISSECT! Parts of a written Thesis

Monday October 16

6-7pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Tuesday, October 17th

7-8pm

Sue Richardson

DISSECT! Parts of a written Thesis

Monday October 23rd

2-3pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Monday October 23rd

5-6pm

Kate Bruce or Jennifer Horan

Starting Departmental Honors

Tuesday, October 24th

3:30-4:30pm

Kate Bruce or Jennifer Horan

Starting Departmental Honors

Tuesday, October 24th

7-8pm

Sue Richardson

POP! Compelling Writing

Wednesday, October 25th

4-5pm

Kate Bruce or Jennifer Horan

Starting Departmental Honors workshop

Thursday, October 26th

3:30-4:30pm

Kate Bruce or Jennifer Horan

Starting Departmental Honors Workshop

Friday November 3

4-5pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Tuesday November 7

8-9am

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Tuesday, November 7th

7-8pm

Stuart Borrett

Defend! Preparing your oral defense

Monday November 13

6-7pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Tuesday, November 14th

7-8pm

Sue Richardson

Defend! Preparing your oral defense

Facilitators:
Dr. Sue Richardson, Film Studies, Honors Council
Dr. Stuart Borrett, Biology, CSURF Board
Dr. Jennifer Horan, Honors Associate Director
Dr. Kate Bruce, Honors Director
Mr. Peter Fritzler, UNCW Randall Library
Ms. Erika Winnie and Katie Dyer, CSURF GAs

For more info: Phone: 910-962-4181
E-mail: honors@uncw.edu
Website: www.uncw.edu/honors