Filed under Higher Education, Warner Student Experience
As you can see I haven’t posted in a while, and I can attribute my absence to the fact that most of my time has been devoted to writing my thesis paper. With graduation just around the corner, students who plan to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas have mostly been hibernating trying to complete their work.
The thesis paper can be an intimidating item for master’s students. But it can also be very rewarding for many students since they are for the most part choosing topics that interest them. Plus, you know you’re not alone on this journey.
Many master’s students elect to take the Masters Thesis class, which allows them to meet once a week and talk about their papers with their advisors and peers. I myself elected to take this class and found it very useful in keeping me on track and not procrastinating. It allowed me to share rough drafts of my paper with my peers and get their feedback.
While some students opt out of the class and choose to write their thesis and meet with their advisor individually, I have found this class to be very beneficial. It has allowed me to bounce ideas off my classmates, share references with those writing on similar topics, and most of all feel at ease about the whole process.
The class meets every week for the first couple weeks, but then meetings begin taking place individually with your advisor as you near completion of the paper. I am currently in this stage of the process. Since the thesis paper is a mastery level paper, it involves drafts of the paper versus just submitting it for completion.
So as the drafts come back and corrections and improvements are made, I get closer and closer to May 14, 2011.
no responses - Posted 11.18.10
It’s hard to believe that the semester is quickly coming to an end, bringing to a close my final semester of classes here at Warner. With only a thesis paper standing between me and graduation I have begun to think about my future as well as my past. I had always ...continue
1 response - Posted 10.07.10
My College Retention course has provided me with a unique opportunity this semester. This semester our professor, Dr. Doug Guiffrida, has given my classmates and I the opportunity to be a mentor to an incoming freshman student. The goal of this project is for us to get hands on experience working ...continue
1 response - Posted 09.23.10
Welcome Back! Classes have begun here at Warner and I must say I am really enjoying my choices for this semester. This semester I am taking ED 436 How Universities Work; ED 430 College Retention: Theory, Research, and Practice; and EDU 576 Contemporary Issues in Higher Education. I have only had ...continue
no responses - Posted 03.23.10
This summer I plan on taking my first summer course here at Warner. I have never gone to school during the summer, so at first I was not sure how I felt about the idea. But after thinking it over and looking at the courses Warner has to offer, I ...continue
8 responses - Posted 02.16.10
Being in the Higher Education program here at Warner I often times catch myself wondering what type of position I will one day hold at a college or university. There are so many different areas to choose from and so many different levels of each position. Directors and Assistant Directors, ...continue
no responses - Posted 02.05.10
I still remember my senior year of high school, when I had to start applying to colleges. Being a first-generation college student, the application process was new to my family and I. But each night after dinner, we would sit down and fill out a couple more applications. Of all ...continue