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SOCI 4999: Senior Thesis Seminar

This guide will assist students enrolled in SOCI 4999 (Senior Thesis Seminar) with library research.

Help on Campus

Free writing assistance is available at the Center for Writing and Communication.  Stop by to get feedback on any writing assignment for any class.  Be sure to bring a research paper, essay, or essay exam *and* the original assignment sheet with you. Schedule an appointment or just come on by (Library Learning Commons).   

Contact the Educational Support Program for information on tutors.


A few tools...

Having trouble making sense of a journal article?  Break it down with a rhetorical precis!

University of Wisconsin's Writing Center: Writing a Research Paper

Helen Mongan-Rallis' Guidelines for Writing a Literature Review

Harvard: A Guide to Writing a Senior Thesis in Sociology

S. Joseph Levine: Writing and Presenting your Thesis or Dissertation

Trinity University: A Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace

see your syllabus for more

Citing and organizing

Style Guide (American Sociological Association)

For quick help: Purdue's Online Writing Lab (ASA Style)