These demands are angst producing and time consuming If that scenario sounds familiar, don’t panic!
Most departments require that you take a class that guides you through the honors project, so deadlines likely will be set for you.
Still, you should set your own goals for meeting those deadlines.
After all, most jobs require some form of problem solving and oral and written communication.
Writing an honors thesis requires that you: Work closely with faculty mentors At large research universities like Carolina, you’ve likely taken classes where you barely got to know your instructor.
Now’s your chance to follow your passions, explore further, and contribute some original ideas and research in your field.
Develop transferable skills Whether you choose to stay in your field of study or not, the process of developing and crafting a feasible research project will hone skills that will serve you well in almost any future job.
Ideally, you’ll start the research process the semester or summer before your senior year so that the writing process can begin early in the fall.
Some goal-setting will be done for you if you are taking a required class that guides you through the honors project.
Here are a few suggestions for goal setting and time management: Start early.
Keep in mind that many departments will require that you turn in your thesis sometime in early April, so don’t count on having the entire spring semester to finish your work.