Thesis Seminar: Week 1

Thesis Seminar

REVIEW SYLLABUS

Review the syllabus for the course: objectives, content, method, assessment, and references along with course guidelines and work schedule.

EVIDENCE OF UNDERSTANDING (ASSESSMENT) - COURSE LEVEL

  • Tutoring sessions (40%)

    • Weekly reflective journal.

    • Periodic grades assigned to different sections of the thesis paper: literature review, method, results and discussion.

  • Oral Defense (20%)

  • Written thesis paper (40%)

APA and PLAGIARISM

  1. Review APA folder for important APA documents that can help clarify any doubts.

  2. Review UAA plagiarism policy.

NARROWING DOWN A RESEARCHABLE TOPIC

Link to video: https://youtu.be/HgECjNqjIVA

Review Narrowing Down a Researchable Topic Newsletter.

TECHNOLOGIES NEEDED FOR THE COURSE

  1. Make sure you have created or have access to your current Google (email/YouTube) account - do not create a new Google account if you already have one.

  2. Install the following apps on your mobile device (cell phone, tablet, etc.):

    1. Google Docs (Android/iPhone)

    2. Google Drive (to access public classroom folder) (Android/iPhone)

    3. Google Classroom (Android/iPhone) - For degree-seeking learners only.

    4. Browser of your choice (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc.)

    5. WhatsApp (I will share my phone number with everyone the first day of class.) (Android/iPhone) - For degree-seeking learners only.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Complete the narrowing down your topic handout (from the newsletter).

  • Discuss your topic with both tutors your topic.

  • Discuss your topic with your classmates your topic.

  • Read additional articles as necessary to find studies similar to yours.

  • Turn in your handout to the tutors on Friday by 10:00 AM.