Instructions, Dates, Resources & Templates

Deadlines

For Fall 2020 Graduates

August 31, 2020: Submit Honors Candidate Application form with your advisor approval.
November 24, 2020: Submit completed honors thesis ONLINE.

For Spring 2021 Graduates

October 7, 2020: Submit Honors Candidate Application form with your advisor approval.
March 31, 2021: Honor Thesis Abstract and Advisor Approval form due
April 9, 2021: Submit completed honors thesis ONLINE by 4pm.
April 16, 2021: Submit honors poster ONLINE by 4pm
April 20, 2021: Honors poster session, location TBD

Instructions & Formatting Information

 

Past Honors Theses

The Department of Economics maintains an archive of past Honors Program theses and data sets, when available. Students may want to refer to past papers to further inform their research questions and gain an understanding of the expectations and standards for a typical honors thesis.

Additional Resources

APA Style Guide
Style: 10 Lessons in Clarity and Grace 
 

Honors Papers

 

Getting Started

How to Write a Paper
 

The Thesis

 

The Introduction

 

Literature Reviews

 

Data

Download Writing about Data (pdf - 123.14 KB)

 

Findings

 

Documentation and Sources

 

Tables, Graphs, and Figures

Download Designing Tables (pdf - 120.88 KB)

 

Book Reviews

 

History Papers

 

Writing Itself

Download Making Arguments (pdf - 107.37 KB)

 

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