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THESIS MENTOR PROGRAM

Each spring the Writing Workshop offers a thesis mentoring program in which thesis writers are paired with trained mentors. Each mentor is a junior or senior student who is a veteran writing tutor. Thesis writers and their mentors meet weekly. Mentors can offer writing advice, assist with time management, and help plan or revise thesis chapters. Thesis writers have greatly appreciated this program in the past.

We will be accepting applications to work with a thesis mentor for the 2016-2017 academic year in November. To apply for a thesis mentor, please fill out this application by Monday, December 5th at 8:00 a.m.
An e-mail will be sent to all honors thesis candidates late in the fall semester reminding you of the application deadline.

If we are not able to pair you with a thesis mentor, you may apply for a standard mentor and specify in your application that you would like to focus on your thesis. If you are seeking additional assistance, we encourage you to schedule regular appointments at the Writing Workshop. Please email us with any questions at writingworks@wesleyan.edu.

"I was so grateful to have a thesis mentor to help give me some perspective on my thesis, tell me when my ideas needed more clarity, and provide necessary proofreading.  The free editing alone is reason enough not to miss out on this opportunity.  You will never get a chance to have this service outside of Wesleyan- take advantage of it while you can!"

-Elizabeth Trammell '10
High Honors from Russian Studies and Government,
nominated for University Honors

Students paired with a thesis mentor are expected to meet with their mentor on a weekly basis for approximately one hour.  For more information, please contact Ford Fellow Gabe Borelli at writingworks@wesleyan.edu.