This course will guide and support senior thesis writers in CEAS (College of East Asian Studies) to draft, revise, and complete their thesis projects. This course supplements students' one-on-one tutorials with their thesis advisors by offering a dedicated space to develop and discuss their projects in a supportive environment of peers. Over the course of the semester, students will utilize library resources, conduct empirical research, revise drafts of existing work, reflect on their own research and writing processes, and share their findings with classmates. Course materials will be drawn primarily from students' own thesis work.
Course topics include sessions on assessing sources, making strong arguments, formatting and bibliographies, understanding the "state of the field," writing and revising drafts, and sharing research findings. There will be numerous opportunities for giving and receiving feedback on work in progress.