Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Announcing Workshops

The Graduate School is very excited to announce several upcoming workshops specifically designed to provide support for thesis / dissertation writers in the following fields:

·         College of Engineering and Engineering Technology –
o   meeting February 9, 16, and 23
o   6pm to 8pm
o   University Writing Center – Stevenson South Tower, Lower Level

·         College of Education (dissertation writers) –
o   Meeting February 21
o   8am to 12pm
o   NIU Naperville Campus, Room 165

·         College of Education (thesis writers) and the College of Health and Human Services –
o   February 11, 18, and 25
o   2pm to 4pm
o   Wirtz Hall, Room 104

Each session will be conducted by staff from the Graduate School Thesis Office and cover a range of issues that thesis and dissertation writers find most troublesome. These issues include English language grammar and punctuation, documentation style and references, specific Graduate School format requirements, the electronic submission process, and general graduation procedures of the Graduate School. Our workshops offer you guidance, support, and individualized attention, all free of charge!

Space is limited in each of these workshops. Students who expect to graduate spring or summer 2015 will be given priority.

In order to register, visit the Thesis and Dissertation Office homepage at www.thesis.niu.edu.

Also, be sure to keep an eye on the NIU Thesis Office webpage and Facebook group for announcements on future workshops! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Welcome ...

Welcome to Project Thesis NIU, a blog run by the NIU Thesis and Dissertation graduate student office staff -- for NIU graduate students.

The whole point of Project Thesis NIU is to create a resource for NIU graduate students who have questions and/or concerns about the process of writing and submitting a thesis or dissertation.

Project Thesis NIU will inform you about updates to the Graduate school thesis or dissertation calendar, upcoming workshops to help if you are about to start writing your thesis or dissertation, and resources to consult on your own that might help get you in the right frame of mind even before you’ve found the right topic for your thesis or dissertation.

Also, believe it or not, there have been lots of changes in the field of writing and publishing a thesis or dissertation, and we feel it’s important to keep you up-to-date on such nationwide debates.

Primarily, it’s our hope to open a line of communication with NIU’s community of graduate students through this blog, especially those who do not live in DeKalb and find it difficult to find free time in their busy schedules to drive all the way into campus. 

Feel free to post comments and ask questions. Use your NIU email account to follow our blog. Watch for bimonthly posts.

And don't forget to keep an eye on the office website: