Honors

Honors Writing at the Hume Center

The Hume Center for Writing and Speaking provides many resources to help you with your Honors project.

HONORS THESIS WRITE-INs - Jump Start Your Writing Among Friends!

Offered online in Spring Quarter 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021 (1-3pm Pacific Time)
Sunday, April 18, 2021 (1-3pm Pacific Time)
Sunday, April 25, 2021 (1-3pm Pacific Time)

Register for one or all three!

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If you can't join the write-in, please join our Weekly Writing Challenge facebook page! You can find our private page by searching for "humehonorswriting2020-21" in the search tab on facebook. Thank you! 

MATERIALS FOR PRODUCTIVE WRITING

A writing log promotes detailed record keeping and tracking of your daily writing accomplishments. Here is a writing log template you can use.

A daily planner helps you set realistic goals for each writing session. Here is a daily planner you can use.

WRITING CONSULTATIONS

Theses are difficult new genres for undergraduates because a thesis is usually the longest piece of sustained research writing they produce.  In addition to assisting students with traditional writing issues such as clarifying argument and thesis, framing research, improving transitions or providing revision strategies, our writing consultants also work with students on scheduling and planning, staying motivated, overcoming writer’s block, and assessing a writing schedule for the honors thesis. 

To find a consultant whose background and interests match yours, please review the biographies of lecturer and graduate student consultants. Students may arrange to make on-going weekly or bi-weekly appointments with a specific consultant. Talk with your chosen consultant about how to make this arrangement.

CONSULTATIONS FOR MULTIMEDIA/ DIGITAL or ORAL PRESENTATIONS  

The Hume Center also offers Oral Communication or Digital Media consultations for students working on presentations or visual and multimedia projects related to the Honors thesis. Tutors will help you communicate more clearly and effectively in front of an audience or through the design and visual display of information on research posters or PowerPoint/Prezi.

Learn more about Digital Media Tutoring

Learn more about Oral Communication Tutoring

WORKSHOPS

You can request a workshop or ask your faculty advisor to request one. Workshop topics include writing the Honors proposal, managing the Honors thesis, and learning to write in accordance with the conventions of a particular field. To request a workshop, write to us at humecenter@stanford.edu.

RESOURCES

Go to our Student Resource Page to find handouts and materials of use for Honors thesis planning and writing.