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Thesis Workshops

Introduction to the Thesis Process

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Thursday, September 6
Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 153

If you are getting started on your thesis, come check out our presentation! This workshop will give you an overview of the stages of the thesis process, introduce you to campus resources that can help you, and give you tips and tricks that will help you as you write and format your thesis.

Thesis Format Review

11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Tuesday, September 25
Lincoln Hall, Room 1090

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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Tuesday, October 16
Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 218

Preparing your thesis or dissertation for Graduate College review can seem tricky, but the Thesis Office is here to help! This presentation will give an overview and explanation of the Graduate College format requirements, including commonly made mistakes and tips for making formatting and proofreading your document a breeze.

Managing Your Thesis Research

11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Tuesday, October 2
Coble Hall 304

Did you spend the summer in the archives or compiling spreadsheets of measurements? In whatever field you’re in, research is messy. To complete your thesis research, it’s essential to organize your research data. Ashley Hetrick from the Research Data Service will discuss research management best practices and offer tips and tricks to manage the efficiency and impact of your research.

Depositing Your Thesis

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Tuesday, November 6
Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 218

Are you preparing to submit your thesis or dissertation to the Graduate College for review? This presentation will guide you step-by-step through the submission process and outline submission requirements and deadlines to make sure you stay on track.

Office Hours

Do you have a question about formatting your thesis? Would you like someone to review the content and format of your title page? Do you just want to talk to someone about your thesis? We would love to help! Feel free to stop by our office hours at any time!
 
September 24 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Main Library, Room 309
September 26 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Main Library, Room 309
October 29 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Main Library, Room 106
October 31 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Main Library, Room 106
November 13 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Coble Hall, Room 304
 

Customized Workshops

The Thesis Office offers workshops that can be requested by departments, faculty, research groups, student groups, or other campus units or entities. These workshops can be a productive addition to orientations, courses, research group meetings, and more. Additionally, we are happy to work with you to adapt any workshop to meet your needs. Please email thesis@illinois.edu to learn more or to schedule a workshop.

Introduction to the Thesis Process: This workshop is designed for students in the early stages of their thesis research and gives an overview of the thesis process, campus resources, and doctoral committee policies.

Thesis Format Review: This interactive workshop explains the Graduate College formatting requirements  and gives tips for proofreading and avoiding common formatting mistakes.

The Deposit Process: This workshop gives an overview of the thesis deposit process and includes a discussion of release options and post-deposit considerations.