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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, January 23

6:30-7:30pm

Stuart Borrett

Launch!

Wednesday, January 24 1:00- 1:50 PM Kate Bruce Finish!

Wednesday, January 24

4:00- 4:50 PM

Kate Bruce

Finish!

Monday, January 29

2:30-3:30pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Monday, January 29

4:00-5:00pm

Jennifer Horan

Finish!

Monday, January 29

5:00-6:00pm

Jennifer Horan

Beginning

Tuesday, January 30

2:00-3:00pm

Kate Bruce

Beginning

Tuesday, January 30

3:00-4:00pm

Jennifer Horan

Finish!

Wednesday. January 31

1:00-2:00pm

Kate Bruce

Finish!

Wednesday, January 31

4:00-5:00pm

Jennifer Horan

Finish!

Friday, February 9

8:30-9:30am

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Thursday, February 15

11:00-12:00pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Monday, February 19

2:00-3:00pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Tuesday, February 20

6:30-7:30pm

Sue Richardson

Dissect!

Friday, March 2

8:30-9:30am

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Thursday, March 15

11:00-12:00pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Monday, March 19

3:00-4:00pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Wednesday, March 21

11:00-12pm

Stuart Borrett

Dissect!

Tuesday, March 27

6:30-7:30pm

Sue Richardson

Defend!

Tuesday, April 3

6:30-7:30pm

Stuart Borrett

Defend!

Tuesday April 5

11:00-12:00pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Monday, April 9

2:00-3:00pm

Sue Richardson

POP!

Thursday, April 12

11:00-12:00pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Friday, April 20

8:30-9:30am

CSURF GA

Poster Making

Thursday, April 26

11:00-12:00pm

CSURF GA

Poster Making

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