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Friday, January 12, 2018

Thesis Cover Page Example

[Sample Title Page]

Full Title of Thesis

A Thesis

Presented to

The Faculty of the Department of English

Villanova University

In Partial Fulfillment

of the Requirements for the Degree of

Master of Arts




[Student’s Full Name]

[month and year of completed thesis]

Under the Direction of

[Professor’s names]

Thesis Proposal Cover Sheet

Thesis Proposal Cover Sheet

Student's Name:  _______________________________________________________________

Title of Proposed Thesis:  ________________________________________________________


Faculty Advisor's Name:  ________________________________________________________

Present below an abstract (not to exceed 250 words) of the thesis.  The full proposal, not to exceed five (5) pages, is to accompany the abstract.  A bibliography of relevant primary and secondary literature is to accompany the proposal.

Student's Signature:  ___________________________________    Date ___________

Advisor's Signature:  ___________________________________    Date ___________

Director of the Graduate Committee _______________________    Date ___________

Field Exam Proposal Cover Sheet Example

Field Examination Proposal Cover Sheet

Student's Name:  _________________________________________________________________

Name of Proposed Examination Field:________________________________________________


Faculty Advisor's Name:  __________________________________________________________

The full proposal of two-three pages, as well as a bibliography of primary texts and secondary critical sources must be attached to this cover sheet.

Student's Signature:  ___________________________________    Date _____________________

Advisor's Signature:  ___________________________________    Date _____________________

Director of the Graduate Committee  ______________________    Date _____________________

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thesis & Field Exam Examples

Explore some recent thesis and field exam examples from fellow students:

1. Thesis: Radical Openness and the Possibility of Reading, August 2017

2. The Development of a Modern Ireland and a Modern Literature field exam example.

Thesis & Field Exam Proposal Examples

Looking for some examples to get you thinking about your thesis or field exam proposals?

Check out a recent thesis proposal example entitled "Religion and Public Life in the Works of Herman Melville."

If you're looking for a field exam proposal example, take a look at this recent proposal entitled "Playing the Woman Card: 2016 presidential campaign coverage, modem sob sisters, and the gendered appeal."

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Author's Rights Resources

Nik Fogle, Falvey’s Liaison Librarian for Philosophy, recently created a page on the library’s website to aid authors’ in understanding their rights when it comes to publishing. English faculty and graduate students may find it useful in publishing books, articles, theses, and field exams.

Authors' Rights Resources: http://library.villanova.edu/research/topic-guides/author-rights/

Main library copyright page: http://library.villanova.edu/about/services/facultyservices/copyright/

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Field Exam Paper

Here is a model Field Exam paper:

Field Exam paper