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Thesis Workshops

Copyright and Your Thesis

Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Tuesday, February 12
Main Library, Room 106

Am I able to include published works in my thesis?
Do I need to request permission to include my own work in my thesis?

If you have questions regarding copyright and your thesis, look no further! Copyright Librarian Sara Benson will address common questions student have about copyright and author’s rights and provide guidance on what further steps students can take to navigate copyright concerns.

Formatting Your Thesis

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 26
English Building, Room 160

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.

Depositing Your Thesis

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday, March 25
Coble Hall, Room 304

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.

From Dissertation to Book

Dawn Durante, Senior Acquisitions Editor at the University of Illinois Press
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Tuesday, May 14
Coble Hall, Room 304

Every graduate student hears many times “the dissertation is not the book,” but what does that really mean? Dawn Durante, a senior acquisitions editor at the University of Illinois Press, will discuss the differences between the dissertation and the book and give helpful advice on how to approach revisions in order to transform a successful dissertation into a successful book manuscript.

Office Hours

Mondays, 2 pm - 4 pm
Coble Hall, Room 110
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!

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 fill out this form to request a workshop.