Thesis Support 2020-21

Thesis Cafe

Thesis Cafe offers students a quiet, supportive space to write, research, and think with other thesis writers. Come for inspiration, motivation, and helpful answers to your writing questions. ARC tutors who are also writing their theses will be on duty, ready to offer you a friendly reading of your drafts, to point you to additional support, or simply to commune with you as you all write together. You need only bring yourself and your writing and researching tools of choice. 

In Module C, Thesis Cafe will happen four times per week, every week at the following times and locations:

DayTimePhysical Location or Zoom Link
Monday 7pm – 9pmRoger Williams 105 (13 students max)
Tuesday 7pm – 9pmZoom Link
Wednesday 4pm – 6pmRoger Williams 105 (13 students max)
Thursday9am – 11amZoom Link

We hope that offering two sessions per week in a physical, socially-distanced digital learning lab and two sessions online, and offering both morning and evening cafes will accommodate students’ diverse learning preferences and students studying from “away” or in other time zones (we know you’re out there!).

We look forward to seeing you, hopefully, on a regular basis!


Please use this calendar below to view time, location and Zoom links for each scheduled Thesis Cafe. Click on a scheduled session to place that information on your own Google Calendar.

Meet with an ARC Peer Tutor for Writing

ARC Peer Tutors for Writing are available whenever the Writing Center is open. Log in to WC Online to see our tutor schedule and make an appointment.

Meet with Writing @ Bates Professional Staff

Writing @ Bates professional staff are also available to meet for one on one consultations.

Bridget Fullerton – Social Sciences, Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies

Stephanie Wade – Natural Sciences, Pyschology, and Interdisciplinary Studies