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    The Honors Fellowship

    All students who were approved to conduct departmental Honors in the 2013-2014 academic year were eligible to apply for fellowships through the William and Mary Honors Fellowship program. Representing a variety of disciplines, the Fellows receive funding to devote 10 full-time weeks during the summer for research and additional money during the year for project-related expenses.

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    The Blog

    All Honors Fellows will submit posts to the W&M Honors Fellows blog for a full year as they research and write their honors theses. Follow along as these students experience the highs and lows of creating, conducting, and completing an individual research project.

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    The 16th Annual Honors Colloquium

    Each February the Roy R. Charles Center hosts the Honors Colloquium, a presentation forum for Honors students working on theses. W&M Honors Fellows will participate in the Colloquium, presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience of their peers, faculty, family, and friends. The Colloquium are open to the public, and everyone is welcome!

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    The Thesis

    The Departmental Honors Program provides qualified students the opportunity to complete a two-semester, six-credit research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.  Each Honors project culminates in a thesis and oral defense.   Completing an Honors project can be one of the most academically rewarding experiences of a student’s undergraduate career.


End of Thesis is so near!

March has simply flown by, and I cannot imagine how the time has slipped past me. I am nearing the end of the process, I have a draft of methods and results written up and now it is time to move on to writing and introduction as well as discussion section. I am slightly delayed…
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Phew! The entire month of February seemingly flew by in a flash. In a short month, I managed to get almost all of my data approved, and I have identified the last two steps to completing my thesis. I also presented my findings at the Charles Center Honors Symposium and, thus, have managed to prepare…
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February Summary: Finishing Data Collection

February was a very busy month for me. I’ve been trying to wrap up the data collection I need for my thesis, so I can start focusing primarily on writing and editing. It helps that I’ve written similar material for the paper we’re trying to publish, but I know that the deadline will come sooner…
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January: Coding Coding Coding

Again, please forgive me for the lateness of my posts — I’m almost caught up now! January was a hard month in terms of my thesis.  It was definitely the most difficult for me, mostly because I was in the middle of a process that I had never done before.  Never having done any sort…
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December: Observations and Transcriptions

As I said in my last post, I am a few months late on my blogging — I’m sorry! After I finished all my interviews in early December, I moved on to classroom observations and transcriptions.  I had received permission from every participant that I could come into their classrooms whenever to conduct observations.  Each…
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