499 Honors Thesis Workshops
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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.    

WHEN AND WHERE:

  • Monday, February 24, 4-5 p.m. in RL 2007A
WHO: Dr. Sprod is an Associate Professor and the Program Coordinator for the Exercise Science program. She has served as faculty supervisor and committee member on numerous honor’s thesis committees.Dr. Sprod’s research interests include using physical activity and exercise to reduce the side effects of cancer treatments and improve the quality of life of cancer survivors. In addition, Dr. Sprod has led and co-led a number of study abroad trips. The study abroad experiences have included trips to the Blue Zones, which are longevity hotspots where students immerse themselves in the lifestyle and culture of some of the longest and healthiest lived individuals on the planet. Trips to the Blue Zones have included the locations of Sardinia, Italy, Ikaria, Greece, and the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica.

 

There will be food and refreshments.

Please RSVP here.


Spring 2020 Schedule 

Workshop

Date

Time

Instructor

Location

Dissect

 January 22  4-5pm  Ethan Watson RL 2007A

Dissect

 February 5  4-5pm  Ethan Watson RL 2007A

Finish

 February 13  3:30-4:30pm  Fred Scharf RL 2007A

Mastering APA Rules: Understanding the Basics of Formatting

 February 21  11-12pm  Erica Noles RL 2007A

Pop Writing

 February 24  4-5pm  Lisa Sprod RL 2007A

Mastering APA Rules: Understanding the Mechanics of Clear Writing

 March 4  4-5pm  Erica Noles  RL 2007A

Defend

 March 19  3:30-4:30pm  Fred Scharf RL 2007A

Launch

 March 30  4-5pm  Ethan Watson RL 2007A

Poster Making

 April 2  3:30-4:30pm  CSURF RL 2007A

Defend

 April 6  4-5pm  Lisa Sprod RL 2007A

Nuts and Bolts

 April 13  11-12pm  Lisa Sprod RL 2007A

Poster Making

 April 16  3:30-4:30pm  CSURF RL 2007A

Launch

 April 20  4-5pm  Lisa Sprod RL 2007A

Types of Workshops

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 how to start an honors project, including finding a topic, advisor, and committee; how to create an action plan; and how to manage time and tools to help.

DISSECT: Parts of a Thesis Paper: Attendees will learn about scholarly writing, typical thesis structure, stages of the writing process, dealing with writer's block, and 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 format, preparation, expectations, alleviating concerns, and presentation resources. 

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