First things first…
Before you start, you should perform the following steps:
1. Setup the Senior Thesis calendar to your own calendar
a. Add the calendar to your own calendar
3rd Year: Display or Add
4th Year: Display or Add
b. Set the calendar to send you notifications (Don’t know how? click here!!!)
2. Print out the schedule and keep it in a safe place (make sure you check all options)
3rd year deadlines
4th year deadlines
3. Start working immediately!!!!
MS Word Guide for Senior Thesis
Copyright and Plagiarism
Before you start writing your thesis, it is a good idea to get familiar with copyright and plagiarism. The Visual Communication Guy has some really useful infographics about it.
You Can Use a Picture If: Guidelines for Image Copyrights
Did I Plagiarize? – The types and severity of Plagiarism Violations
Just in case…
BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP!
There is NO excuse for losing your thesis. Make MULTIPLE copies on your computer, in a cloud drive, on an external hard drive, etc. These copies should be organized well so you can always go back if you regret any changes.
Also, mark the ones already revised, or just keep different copies for originals and revised ones.
Reference Style… Which one????
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) style is widely used in electrical, electronic and computing publications.
CMS (Chicago Manual of Style) has two document styles. The Notes-Bibliography System (NB) is widely used in history and economics. The Author-Date System (AD) is preferred by social sciences.
02. Revised questions and bibliography
03. Research Plan and Bibliography
04. Topic plus proposal or abstract
08. English and Japanese Title
Official MIC Senior Thesis page (ON CAMPUS only)
Basics of Scientific Writing (by Springer)
APA Formatting and Style Guide for Non-Print Sources