Workshops for Independent Work

Friday, Oct 28, 2016
by Princeton Writing Program

Looking to chart a course for your JP or senior thesis? Attend one of the upcoming workshops for independent work.

Starting Your Research Adventure: Social Sciences

Are you looking for new and better ways to manage your data, notes, or research for your JP or Senior Thesis? Need a jump start to channel your work so far into a meaningful research question, or to transform a question into a full project? With a focus on the social sciences and interdisciplinary research, this workshop will provide an introduction to digital note taking and workflow, strategies for data management related to common methods in the social sciences, and shortcuts to generating meaningful research questions that will guide your research and writing.

Friday, November 11
2:00pm-3:30pm
The Writing Program, G002 Hargadon Hall

Snacks will be provided.


Writing a Thesis or JP in the Humanities? Learn the Scholar's Toolkit!

Half the work of your senior thesis or junior paper happens before you compose a single sentence. Make writing your independent work more efficient and less stressful by learning how to:

  • find sources efficiently and read them strategically
  • use digital note-taking techniques to your advantage, including annotating PDFs
  • build analysis into your note-taking process
  • set and maintain a writing calendar.

You'll leave this workshop with a clear strategy for successful progress on your thesis or JP!

Friday, November 11
2:00pm-3:00pm
321 East Pyne

Coffee and snacks will be provided.


Starting Your Research Adventure: For Scientists and Engineers

Are you working on a JP or senior thesis in engineering or the sciences? Are you collecting data and wondering how all of it will come together? This workshop will help you chart the course of your JP or thesis - from topic to research question to data and final document! You'll learn concrete strategies for organizing and analyzing your data so they come together to tell an effective story.

Thursday, November 17
5:00pm-6:30pm
The Writing Center

Dinner will be served.