Senior Thesis Resources

Thesis is a culminating experience in writing for Bates students, presenting new intellectual challenges and rewards. Writing at Bates offers support for all stages and kinds of thesis writing, from one-on-one consultation with a professional writing specialist in the field to workshop sessions tailored to the thesis calendar.

1. Consultations

Thesis writers are encouraged to meet individually with writing specialists early in the process and on a regular basis or as needed to trouble-shoot. To set up an appointment, contact the Writing Specialist in your field:

  • Humanities & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Sciences & Quantitative Writing
  • Soc Sciences

2. Workshops are offered for all thesis writers at any stage of writing or thinking


Honors Thesis

Thesis Café

Join your like-minded peers in a space dedicated to work on thesis every Friday morning, 9:00 a.m. till noon in the Writing & Speaking Center in Ladd. A writing specialist will be on hand for consultation.

**New “First Friday” series: all three writing specialists will be at Thesis Café on the first Friday of the month to answer questions, trouble-shoot sections, and support your work generally.**

WORKSHOPS 2015-2016