We have set up a directory structure that we find to be clean and convenient. In fact, the structure used by our students is even a little more involved and commands are defined to point to the various directories.This document has been set up to be typeset using pdflatex.Some of the benefits associated with the Senior Honors Thesis/Project include: HOW DO I GET STARTED ON A THESIS?
Students who wish to graduate with Honors from the Kent State University Honors College must complete and successfully defend a Senior Honors Thesis/Project. The Senior Honors Thesis/Project is a 6-credit-hour independent project.
It may be a research, creative, or applied project and is completed under the direction of a faculty member.
Regardless of the nature of the project, the final thesis is a formal written document.
For samples of theses in your discipline, please refer to our Thesis Archive. Graduate schools frequently require writing or research samples as part of the application process and this criteria is often weighed heavily in evaluating your skills and preparation for succeeding in their programs.
Honors theses/creative projects demonstrate experience with design, execution, analysis, and presentation in your field of study.
All students may benefit from the opportunity to work on a sustained individual project.
This option changes the formatting on the Title page so that the signatures appear on the Title page.
The class option ``honorsdepthead'' adds the signature of the department head on the Title page for those baccalaureate theses that require this.
I recommend departments and thesis advisers be pro-active in alerting students to these potential email requests for publishing and discussing “ownership” of data and research outcomes.
At a minimum, please encourage students to get in touch with you, even after graduation, when they are contacted by a potential source for presenting and/or publishing.