Thesis Writing Workshop, Jan. 23-25, 2019


Wednesday, January 23, 2019 (All day) to Friday, January 25, 2019 (All day)


CGIS Kanfel Building



Want to make your senior thesis process more manageable and less stressful?
Want to learn how to apply for summer research and travel funding?
Want catered lunches during Wintersession?
Then register for Thesis 101!

Thesis 101:

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (but Were Afraid to Ask) about Writing a Senior Thesis in the Social Sciences

A free, 3-day thesis-writing workshop through which you'll learn the essentials of formulating a thesis topic, conducting research, applying for grants, and more!

January 23-25, 2019 (during Wintersession)
11am-5pm - CGIS Knafel Building

A free, catered lunch, along with snacks, will be provided each day.

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Q: How much will this cost me?

A: Nothing. The workshop is entirely free to undergraduates (including free food!).

Q: Will I be able to live in my House during that time?

A: Yes, all undergraduates are able to move back into their rooms for Wintersession.

Q: Will this help me get research funding?

A: Yes, you'll learn the ins and outs of applying for summer research grants, many of which are due in mid-February.

Q: I'm not sure I'm going to write a thesis. Can I still attend the workshop?

A: Yes. The workshop is aimed at thesis writers, but open to all undergraduates interested in independent research.

Q: Do I need to come with a research topic already in mind?

A: No. That said, if you have one, we will help you refine it.

Q: I'm not a junior. Can I still attend?

A: Yes. While the workshop is aimed to help juniors interested in writing a thesis, all undergraduates are welcome.

Q: Do I have to be a Government concentrator to attend?

A: No. The workshop is open to all undergraduates interested in social science research. In the past, we've had many attendees from Social Studies, Sociology, East Asian Studies, WGS, AAAS, and other fields.

Q: Will I have to sit through hours of boring lectures each day?

A: No, this is a hands on, interactive workshop, and the schedule is kept flexible enough to tailor it each day to the specific interests of workshop participants.


Thesis 101 is sponsored by the Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) at Harvard. Please email with any questions.