This calendar is only suggestive. Students and advisors should work out a timetable that best suits them. However, the Office of the Registrar and not the Department dictates certain deadlines toward the end of the second semester. In general, students usually concentrate on research during the first semester and writing during the second semester, although students should start writing in the first semester rather than leaving it all until late in the second semester. Remember, you should be meeting with your advisor regularly, and at least once a month.
FALL SEMESTER 2012
(Note: All Dates are Fridays)
Meet with advisor and reader. Have advisor suggest additional primary sources and secondary works, beyond those identified in the proposal. Review methods to be used to answer the research question.
Submit a tentative outline of each chapter. Identify issues to be examined and sources to be consulted.
Submit detailed outline of a chapter.
Submit final outline of thesis and a bibliography. Clarify the argument you will make.
Submit first chapter draft.
SPRING SEMESTER 2013
Submit second chapter draft to advisor. Begin Thesis/Capstone Seminar URBN1981.
Submit third chapter draft.
March 22 [before Spring Break]
Submit remaining chapters (if any).
Submit drafts of conclusion and introduction.
Submit revised thesis to advisor and reader. Seminar presentations begin.
Submit final, polished version for signature of advisor and reader. Collect signatures for Thesis Submittal sheet; this should be included w/ bound copy for department.
Submit bound and signed thesis to Urban Studies department.
Thesis advisor submits a written evaluation of thesis to Urban Studies department and the Registrar.
Thesis presentations to the Urban Studies Program.