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VG503 – Graduate Thesis Writing


Nathaniel T. Murray;Michele Campbell

Credits: 1 credit



This course takes graduate students through the final process of revising, formatting, and preparing a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation for publication. The course is designed for JI students who are currently in the final stages of revising their graduate thesis and preparing for submission and defense. Based on the JI Graduate Office’s standards of thesis quality and evaluation, the following knowledge and skill areas will be covered:
• Topic selection, impact, and novelty
• Thesis structure and logical organization
• Writing quality: flow, expression, and presentation order
• Typographical formatting of text, graphics, and references
• Plagiarism avoidance and citation formatting
• JI thesis and dissertation template

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