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Did You Ever Write a Paper About Wesleyan? Send It to Us!

This past finals week (or in any semester prior tbh), did you write a paper about Wesleyan? I frequently stumble down the WesScholar rabbit hole at inopportune times and procrastinate by reading about the history of coeducation at Wesleyan or University partnerships in urban renewal in Middletown. I may be desperately alone in this, but I’d like to think that I’m not.

I was thinking it would be cool to have a more extensive aggregation of student scholarship about Wesleyan and so I was like “Let me find all of the WesScholar theses about Wesleyan and then ask the aether.”

THESISCRAZY 2016 (Part 8): The End Is Near (Like, Today)

“April 12th! Oh my God! I’m just going to crawl into a hole and sleep.”

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Welcome to part 8 of THESISCRAZY 2016, the series where we interview seniors who are losing their shit because their theses are due TODAY at 4PM (GASP). You already know the drill, but read parts one through seven of this year’s installment here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. And THESISCRAZY archives are here.

OKAY GO GO GO.

THESISCRAZY 2016 (Part 5): Everything’s an Iceberg

“Yeah, I just think in terms of sediment. I think my brain’s turning into sediment.”

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Welcome back to THESISCRAZY 2016. At this point, you probably know the drill, but here’s the quick spiel: We interview crazed mutants thesis writers as they race against the clock to get their theses done by April 12th. You can check out the other installments of this year’s THESISCRAZY here, here, here, and here. The THESISCRAZY archive is here.

Time to talk to stressed people after the jump.

THESISCRAZY 2016 (Part 4): Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared

“That’s what I’m going to be dedicating my last month at Wesleyan to: Toasting perfect toast.”

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Yo yo yo, this is part 4 of THESISCRAZY 2016, the annual series where we bug thesis writers with fun questions about their poops and such. You can catch earlier installments of THESISCRAZY here, here, and here, and you can check out the archives here. If you’re interested in being interviewed sometime before April 12th, feel free to email staff(at)wesleying(dot)org and include your name, major, carrel number/workspace, and times you can meet.

Okay, I’m getting tired of writing intros. Let’s just get to it.

THESISCRAZY 2016 (Part 3): Just The Tip

“He makes a lot of noises and slaps his butt.”

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Congrats, you’ve made it to part 3 of THESISCRAZY 2016, the annual Wesleying series where we force thesis-writing seniors to come out of their anti-social snake people caves carrels and talk to us about what they’re working on. You can read the other THESISCRAZY 2016 interviews here and here, and you can check out the THESISCRAZY archives here.

Let’s talk theses and shit after the jump.

THESISCRAZY 2016 (Part 2): The 91,000-Word Thesis

“Sometimes I’ll send people on the fourth floor little esoteric notes from lizard people.”

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Welcome back to THESISCRAZY 2016, where we talk to stressed thesis writers about the thing that has been taking up all their headspace for the past 8-12 months (because what could go wrong with that?). You can check out THESISCRAZY 2016 Part 1 here, read the THESISCRAZY archive here, and stay tuned for more THESISCRAZY posts before April 12th.

Are you a senior thesis writer who wants something other to do other than staring at your computer screen and eating food from Weshop’s candy aisle? Email staff(at)wesleying(dot)org with your name, major, workspace/carrel number, and times you can meet before April 12th.

Onward, folks.

Senior Thesis/Essay Writing Boot Camp

This has a registration form that is DUE TOMORROW so if you’re interested, please read this message from Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal ‘GRAD:

Seniors! Panicking over your thesis yet? Come to the free Senior Thesis/Essay Writing Boot Camp over spring break! Any senior working on a capstone project is welcome to a comfortable, congenial space where you can really focus on your writing for a day.

The boot camp will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Daniel Family Commons. There will be:

  • FREE food: breakfast, lunch, snacks, and caffeine
  • A quiet area for writing in structured time intervals
  • Optional relaxation breaks including yoga, meditation, crafts, and games
  • Space for collaborative proofreading

If you’d like to attend, just fill out this quick registration form by March 1st, WHICH IS TOMORROW.

If you have any questions, contact Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg at mweisberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 1

Apply to Work with a Thesis Mentor

thesis bunnyFrom Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal ’15:

Starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by your senior thesis? You’ve been researching for months, collecting information, and structuring your thoughts, but soon you actually have to start writing the thesis. Really soon. As in this weekend. After brunch. But don’t panic! You still have plenty of time to write an honors-worthy manuscript, as long as you get started soon and stay organized. The other big favor you can do for yourself? Sign up for a thesis mentor.

Your thesis mentor will work with you throughout the spring semester, meeting with you regularly to discuss any and all aspects of your thesis. Your mentor can discuss ideas with you to help structure your argument, look over that one chapter that isn’t clicking, and even read through your whole thesis before you turn it in (something your advisor might not do!). It’s incredibly beneficial to partner with someone who can keep you on task and track the development of your thesis over time.

To apply for a thesis mentor, fill out the application form by Monday, November 30, at 5 p.m. Please note that this is a very popular program and while we do our best to help everyone, we will likely not have the resources available to pair every applicant with a mentor. Therefore, we suggest you both apply early and make a good case in your application for why you would like to work with a mentor!

If you have any questions about the thesis mentor program, please direct them to Professor Anne Greene at agreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or to Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal ’15 at writingworks(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Deadline: Monday, November 30 at 5 PM

APPLY HERE

Library workshops for senior thesis and essay writers

"Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library"

“Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library”

For any lost seniors out there:

The library is offering workshops for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Topics include finding resources here and elsewhere, discovering specialized resources, interlibrary loans, reference services, EndNote, and more.

Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/28, Tuesday 9/29, Wednesday 9/30, and Thursday 10/1 at 11:00, 1:00, and
3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

Dates: Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1
Times: 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM each day
Place: Olin Library

Wesleyan Film Senior Theses: 16mm, Digital, and Animation

Sarah Chrystler ’13 writes in:

Come to the best film series night of the year – senior theses! There are two programs this year: 16mm and Digital films on Friday, May 8th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, May 10th at 2:00 pm; and Digital and Animation films on Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th, both at 8:00 pm.
Tickets will cost $5 and go quickly – make sure to get there early to save a seat! Tickets will go on sale 45 minutes before each show.

Dates and times:
16mm and Digital films: Friday, May 8th at 8:00pm; and Sunday, May 10th at 2:00pm
Digital and Animation films: Saturday, May 9th at 8:00pm; and Sunday, May 10th at 8:00pm
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
Cost: $5