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  • 1. Thesis Writing: What, When & How Chen Long College of Distance Education
  • 2. Outline
    • What (subject matter & format)
    • When (timetable)
    • How (length & style requirements)
  • 3. Thesis Writing
    • What (subject matter):
    • - literature - linguistics
    • - culture - teaching method
    • - translation - grammar
    • - job-related ( with advisor’s approval )
    • How (length): about 5000 words or 15 ~ 18 pages (text only)
  • 4. When – Timetable (General)
    • Writing Duration:
    • 2-26~3-9 : orientation – 2 themes - advisor
    • 3-10~3-20 : meeting with advisor – proposal
    • 3-21~4-24 : first draft
    • 4-25~5-25 : final thesis
    • End of 5/Beginning of 6 : if thesis approved, oral defense
  • 5. Timetable (Specific)
    • 2-26~3-9 :
    • - Orientation and 2 Themes (R-1014)
    • - Assignment of adviser
    • 3-10~3-20 :
    • - Meet with adviser (print-out with Signature )
    • - Discuss Proposal
    • - Upon approval, fill up “ Pledge of Originality ”
    • 3-21~4-24 :
    • - Write outline, first draft
    • - (E-)Submitting 1st draft for advisor to comment
  • 6. Timetable (continued)
    • 4-25~5-25 : final thesis
    • - Write and revise thesis (at least 2 face-to-face meetings with adviser)
    • - Adviser’s Comment - If approved
    • - Finalize thesis (submit 3 copies for oral defense)
    • End of 5/Beginning of 6 :
    • - Oral defense: 3-teacher panel; minimum 2 approvals to pass
    • - Submit & bound official version of thesis (check for ALL REQUIREMENTS )
  • 7. Guidelines
    • “ Get the job done.”
    • General vs. Specific
    • “ A-single- bookism ”
    • Reference Books
    • Plagiarism
    • Citation Guidelines
  • 8. General vs. Specific
    • On Modern American Literature
    • - Realism as Reflected in A’s Novel Name
    • - A Study of the Main Characters in …
    • A Comparison between Chinese and Western Cultures
    • - A Comparison between Greetings/Apologies as Applied by Chinese and Westerners
    • How to Translate Advertisement English into Chinese
    • - A Tentative Analysis of Translating Brand Names and Their Ad Slogans into Chinese
  • 9. “ A-single- bookism ”
    • “ A-single- bookism ”
    • Original Works
    • - read through at least 2 times
    • - familiarization of author, plot, background, characters, etc.
    • Reference Books
  • 10. Plagiarism
    • What is plagiarism?
    • - taking or using other’s ideas, comments, findings, theories, etc. in your writing without acknowledging the source or the author
    • What is its consequence?
    • - one-vote-out – no oral defense
    • - 1/5 direct quotes; 1/3 cumulative reference
  • 11. How to Avoid Plagiarism
    • “ Pledge of Originality”
    • Reading, understanding & paraphrasing
    • Acknowledging the source of quote
    • Writing in Chinese – translating into English – revising English version
    • Web resource :
    • http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/cyberplag/cyberplagexamples.html
  • 12.
    • Format of Thesis Paper
  • 13. Sample Format (Single-book-based)
    • Introduction (why this paper; what the paper is about) ( 2~3 pp .)
    • Text components: ( 10~13 pp .)
    • - Synopsis of the novel, characters, etc.
    • - Introduction to the author
    • - Background of the novel, story, etc.
    • - Analysis of main characters & their relationship
    • Conclusion (restatement of theme) ( 1~2 pp .)
    • References ( 1 p .)
  • 14. How: Style & Requirement
    • 上海外国语大学网络教育学院毕业论文撰写规定
    • - 打印格式
    • - 装订格式
    • - 参考文献格式
    • - 相关表格
  • 15. 论文打印格式
    • 纸张: A4 、 70 克的复印纸
    • 标题: 三号 宋体字或 Times New Roman
    • 小标题: 四号 宋体字或 Times New Roman
    • 正文: 小四号 宋体或 Times New Roman
    • 页边距: 按默认格式 (2.54 x 3.17)
    • 装订线: 左侧 0.3 厘米
    • 正文页眉: 上海外国语大学网络教育学院毕业论文 ( 小五号 宋体或 Times New Roman ,右对齐)
  • 16. 毕业论文装订格式 1. 封 面 2. 开题报告 3. 论文指导记录表 4. 论文评阅书 5. 论文内封面 6. 致谢词 7. 英、中文摘要 8. 目 录 9. 正 文 10. 参考文献
  • 17. 参考文献格式: English
    • Books
    • Journals
    • Online Resources
    • Based on http:// library.osu.edu/sites/guides/apagd.php
  • 18. English Books
    • Single author:
    • Brown, H. D. (2001). T eaching by principles: A n interactive approach to language pedagogy (2nd ed.). White Plains, NY: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.
    • … inside the text (Brown, 2001).
    • “ … for writing purpose ” (Brown, 2001, p.18 ).
    • Co- or Three-authors:
    • Smith, D., Boyd, R., & Spoher, J. C. (1995). Virtues VRKL toolkit . Indianapolis: Hayden Books.
    • … inside the text (Smith, Boyd & Spoher, 1995).
  • 19. English Books
    • Multiple-authors:
    • Ligon, M., Carpenter, K., Brown, W., & Milsop, A. (1983). Computers in the world of business communications. Hartford, CT: Capital Press.
    • … inside the text: first time ( Ligon, Carpenter, Brown & Milsop, 1983 ).
    • … inside the text: 2nd time ( Ligon, et al., 1983 ).
    • Editor:
    • Higgins, J. ( Ed .). (1988). Psychology . New York: Norton.
    • Benyon, J., & Mackay, H. ( Eds .). (1993). Computer into classroom . London: The Falmer Press.
  • 20. Articles
    • From Books or Journals:
    • Barlett, L. (1990). Teacher development through reflective teaching. In J. Richards & D. Nunan (Eds.), Second language teacher education . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • Murzynski, J., & Degelman, D. (1996). Body language of women and judgments of vulnerability to sexual assault.   Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26 (3) ,  1617-1626.   
    • “… inside the text” (Barlett, 1996, pp.201-202).
    • Online:
    • Degelman, D., & Harris, M. L. (2000).  APA style essentials. Retrieved May 18, 2007 from : http:// www.vanguard.edu/faculty/ddegelman/index.cfm?doc_id =796
    • Nielsen, M. E. ( n.d . ).  Notable people in psychology of religion. Retrieved August 3, 2001 from : http://www.psywww.com/psyrelig/psyrelpr.htm
    • … inside the text (Nielsen).
  • 21. 参考文献格式:中文
    • 书籍
    • 罗常培:《语言与文化》,北京:商务印书馆, 1957 。
    • - …inside the text (Luo, 1957).
    • 南国农:《电化教育学》(第二版),北京:高等教育出版社, 2000 。
    • 束定芳、庄智象:《现代外语教学 - 理论、实践与方法》 , 上海:上海外语教育出版社, 1996 。
    • - … inside the text (Shu & Zhuang, 1996).
    • 王士元主编:《语言与人类交际》,广西:广西教育出版社, 1987 。
    • [ 美 ] A. N. 乔姆斯基著,徐烈炯等译:《乔姆斯基语言哲学文选》,北京:商务印书馆, 1992 。
  • 22. 参考文献格式:中文
    • 杂志
    • 张占一、毕计万:“如何理解和揭示对外汉语教学中的文化因素”,《语言教学与研究》, 1991 第四期: 27-35 。
    • … inside the text (Zhang & Bi, 1991 , p.28 ).
  • 23. During Oral Defense
    • Briefly tell what you paper is about (2~3 min.)
    • Three judges, three questions
    • Be concise but to the point
    • Define the terms clearly and accurately
    • No reference is allowed to your thesis
  • 24. Word of Caution
    • Choose a familiar and tangible subject
    • Read original Novel at least 2~3 times
    • Work out a schedule & stick to it
    • Following: Proposal > Outline > Draft > Adviser’s Consent > Revision > Adviser’s Approval Comment > Revision & Fine-tuning > Final Thesis > Oral Defense > Binding
    • Paraphrase & acknowledgement, not cut-and-paste
    • Plagiarism – a Big NO-NO
    • In Reference , list only what you’ve quoted in your thesis (at least 3 books or resources)
  • 25.
    • Thank You!
    • Good Luck!