Revising the Honors Thesis

The student does not receive a grade for HON 495 and 496 (or their equivalents in the concentration) until the student has submitted the final revised draft of the thesis to the department. When handing in the thesis, students should allow adequate time for the readers to comment on the work, and should allow time for making revisions. No grade can be assigned until the thesis has been revised according to the directives of the committee of readers and has received final approval by the Advisor and Honors Director.

  • Expect substantial revisions as you progress through the drafts of your thesis.
  • Be sure to consult with the advisor in your major and with the honors director in order to find out areas that need to be changed.
  • Always consider the first draft that you hand in a preliminary draft, not a completed work.
  • Do not wait until you have completed all of your chapters to consult with your advisor and the honors director.  Hand in the draft of each chapter as it is completed in order to get feedback and to see if you are headed in the right direction.
  • Do not ignore feedback.