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Spring 1999


Based on our experiences as professor and student. respectively, in. the undergraduate Senior Thesis Seminar, we offer our thoughts on the fundamental issues facing participants in this class. We speak to students about selecting a topic, choosing a supervisor, working with classmates, delivering the oral presentation, and coping with difficulties. We advise on professors helping students select a topic, monitoring student progress, adjusting to different types of students, approaching the oral presentations, interacting with faculty in the presence of students, and injecting themselves into student work. Consideration of these ideas-presented as a series of lessons--should promote more effective learning experiences in this course.


This article first appeared in the Spring 1999 issue of Pennsylvania Economic Review, the member magazine of the Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA), and is reprinted with permission.

©1999 Pennsylvania Economic Association