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Senior Thesis Deadlines

Thesis Guidelines

While every effort is made to insure that information on these web pages is current, the official policies are those stated in the Thesis Guidelines [pdf] .

Senior Excercise Performance Contract

Please download, read, sign and return the Senior Excercise Performance Contract [pdf] .

NOTE: Your final grade in the course will be assessed a penalty of at least one grade point, and up to one grade point per day (weekends included) when deadlines for any of the following are missed: topic selection, outline, progress report, first draft, and final draft. All deadlines are at 5:00 pm on the specified day.

 

 

 

Deadlines for the Research Grant Proposal Thesis

Semester registered Spring 2008 Fall 2008
1) Contract submission. After obtaining the signature of one reader and listing three additional faculty who agree to be potential readers, submit the signed contract, abstract, and reference list to Dr. Hoopes. Monday,
Nov 26, 2007
Friday,
Apr 18, 2008
2) Submission of complete draft* of entire research proposal, including a clear statement of your research question, the literature review, experimental procedure, expected results and discussion. Submit one copy to each reader. The grade received on this draft will contribute 50% to your final grade for this course. Friday,
Mar. 28, 2008
Friday,
Oct 24, 2008
3) Submission of final** revised version of the entire proposal. The grade received will be averaged with the grade received for the complete draft earlier in the semester to give the final grade for the course. Friday,
Apr. 25, 2008
Wednesday,
Dec. 10, 2008 – last day of class

* A complete draft is a finished piece of work. It is NOT a rough draft. In addition, you are expected to demonstrate significant improvement from the complete draft to the final revised version. Such improvement should go beyond simply addressing reader comments; a global revision is required. Consequently, the complete draft will be graded as a “work in progress”, taking into account both the quality of the document and the potential for improvement. The grade on this draft contributes 50% to your final grade. If sufficient improvement is not demonstrated in the final revised version, your grade in the BIO 191 will be LOWER than that received on the complete draft.

** Turn in one copy for each reader and a CD containing your thesis in Word or pdf format for the Biology Department archives. You must turn in the complete drafts, with the reader’s comments, when you turn in the final draft. Please remember to put page numbers on ALL written material given to readers for feedback.

Deadlines for the Laboratory/Field Experimental Thesis

Year registered 2008-2009 2008-2009
1) Contract submission:
After obtaining the signature of one reader and listing three additional faculty who agree to be potential second readers, submit contract, abstract, experimental design, research needs, reference list, and projected calendar to Dr. Hoopes.
Friday,
Apr 20, 2007**
Friday,
Apr 18, 2008**
2) Progress report submission to both readers describing work completed to date. This report will receive a P/NC grade. Passing grade is required for registration for Bio 194B. Friday,
Oct 19, 2007
Friday,
Oct 17, 2008
If progress report receives a NC grade: this is the last day to withdraw from Bio 194A, without penalty. Thursday,
Oct 25, 2007
Thursday,
Oct 24, 2008
3) 1st semester draft submission of entire paper to each reader. This paper will receive a permanent grade and will be what is recorded on your transcript for Bio 194A Wednesday,
Dec. 12, 2007
last day of class
Wednesday,
Dec. 10, 2008
last day of class
4) Complete draft submission of entire paper to each reader. The grade received on this draft will contribute 50% to your final grade for Bio 194B. (*see note on previous page) Friday,
April 4, 2008
Thursday,
April 2, 2009
5) Public presentation.
(Readers will help you with instructions for how to prepare your presentation.)
Wednesday,
April 30, 2008, 7 pm (and Thur, 5/1, if needed)
Wednesday,
April 29, 2009, 7 pm (and Thur, 4/30, if needed)
6) Final revised version*** will be submitted to each reader. The grade received on this version will be averaged with that received on the complete draft submitted earlier this semester to give a final grade for Bio 194B. Friday,
May 2, 2008
Friday,
May 1, 2009

**The contract submission deadline for students who are studying abroad in spring of their junior years is Friday, September 14, 2007 — i.e., Friday of the first full week of classes in the Fall Semester. In exceptional cases, contracts from other seniors wishing to conduct laboratory or field experimental theses may be submitted for consideration on the September 14 deadline if accompanied by a petition describing in detail the reasons for missing the April contract deadline.

*** Turn a hard copy of the final version to each reader. You must also turn in the complete drafts, with the reader’s comments, when you turn in the final draft. Also submit the final version on a CD in either pdf or Word format to Joni Loving in the Biology Dept. Office. Links to the abstracts will be put on the Department web page, and the full electronic version of your thesis will be available to future students for several years.

Please remember to put page numbers on ALL written material given to readers for feedback. When handing in your draft and final version to your readers, you should determine when you can pick up the graded and critiqued copy. Be sure to get your graded progress report back from faculty readers before the course drop deadline.