Upcoming Workshops for Independent Work

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
by Princeton Writing Program

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

The Methodology Toolkit

So you have a killer proposal, a reading list from your trusted adviser, and a burning desire to answer your research question. Now all you have to do is write ~75 pages about it. How do you do that? Start by building your methodology toolkit. Each discipline comes with its own unique set of analytical tools — fieldwork, archival research, close reading, statistical analysis, and more — that can help you accomplish your goals.

In this workshop you’ll identify the disciplinary research methods best suited to your research problem, and you’ll leave with a curated selection of tools, strategies for making the most of them, and a clearer vision of your senior thesis!

Wednesday, February 21
4:30pm-5:30pm
The Writing Center, G001 Hargadon Hall

Please register to attend.


Defining your Research Question: Quantitative Projects in STEM and the Social Sciences

Are you writing a quantitative JP or thesis?  This workshop will help you frame your project’s direction and next steps by:

  • defining and refining a specific, actionable research question
  • learning how to leverage secondary sources in relation to your data
  • identifying the role and impact of your project in your field

Thursday, March 1
4:30pm-5:30pm
Guyot 100

Please register to attend.


Putting it All Together: Structuring Your Thesis

Does your thesis feel like lots of fragments, from literature review and background information to graphs and pictures? Trying to figure out how all the pieces of the project will fit together? Never fear, we can help! Come to this workshop to learn practical strategies for organizing your materials. You'll leave with a table of contents in hand and a concrete plan for structuring your thesis in a logical, reader-friendly way.

Tuesday, March 6
4:30pm-6:00 pm
The Writing Center, G001 Hargadon Hall

Please register to attend.


Crafting Your Research Proposal: Thesis Summer Funding Workshop

Are you a junior planning to request summer funding for senior thesis research? Come learn how to craft an effective proposal that makes the full potential of your project visible! Writing Center Fellows will teach you how to think like a reviewer so that you can make a strong case for significance and feasibility. A representative of the Office of Undergraduate Research will also join us to answer questions about the process of submitting your application through SAFE.

Tuesday, March 13
4:30pm-6:00 pm
The Writing Center, G001 Hargadon Hall

Please register to attend.