Style Guideline for Senior Studies
To maintain a consistent quality of Honors Senior Studies, the following style guideline should be followed by every student for any Honors Senior Study:
As well as the physical/cosmetic guidelines of the Senior Study, philosophical guidelines should also be followed. The Senior Study should:
The Honors Senior Study Archive (Conrad Hall room #115) is available for Honors students to peruse during regular office hours of the University. These examples of Senior Studies should provide students useful ideas for their own Senior Studies, and help students avoid plagiarism.
Since everyone has the freedom to choose what their Senior Study will be there are a variety of forms these take: portfolios (usually for internships, student teaching, practicums, clinical internships, and performing arts majors like music and art), research papers, field experiences (usually just like a portfolio), and CDs (usually for Computer Science majors who create some sort of programs—although it should not be just a compact disc—there should be accompanying writing of some sort to explain the project, its scope, description of the process, etc., adhering to the style guide).
All students who complete a Senior Study must submit a copy to the Honors Program, which is then archived in the Senior Study Archive for future perusal by undergraduates.
Please confer with us if you have any further questions about the Honors Options or Senior Study.
The Honors Senior Study rubric (.pdf) is an established set of educational objectives we hope each Honors Senior can achieve with his or her Honors Senior Study. The purpose of the rubric is not to "grade" anyone's Honors Senior Study; rather, the purpose is to assess the quality of a randomly selected number of Honors Senior Studies from each academic year (May and December graduates of any given year), usually around 4-5 from each of the four colleges. The faculty who mentor the Senior Studies assess the assess the studies for adherence to the rubric's objectives.