After your presentation is complete, you'll need to archive your thesis/project in the correct format.
Requirements for the Archivable Document
- Completed Honors Thesis/Project Completion form (Docusign form)
- A written archivable document as part of your Honors Thesis/Project
- If you completed a THESIS the final document should be written and formatted in the style of an academic article in your discipline
- If you completed a PROJECT the style and format of your archivable document varies based on the type of project completed. Types of Honors Project Archival Documents include:
- Project Completion Report
- Marketing Strategy accompanied by a project statement
- Design Schematics accompanied by a project statement
- Process Book
- Storyboards, Musical Scores, Scripts, etc. accompanied by an Artist's Statement
- Creative Writing Project with Author's Statement
- If you completed an Honors add-on to your Capstone Project for your Honors Project include the discussion of your add-on in your project completion report
- There is no official length requirement, but most run between 25-50 pages
- Use a citation style appropriate for discipline and use one citation style throughout (i.e., IEEE for Engineering, APA for Social Sciences, Chicago for Economics, etc.)
- Include any presentation slides as an appendix
- Examples of past projects are available here: Honors Thesis Project Archive
- Submit a pdf of your Archival Document, appendices, and sources: i.e., project completion report, project reflection, a process book, a work of fiction, a musical score, a business plan, a marketing strategy, design schematics, scripts, or other non-traditional document to the Honors College by uploading it to the HONR 4910 Course Shell
- Include your name and year of graduation in the filename of your thesis / project (Doe_Jane_2019_HonorsProject)
Promissory Notes and Future Publications
If you plan to publish your Honors Thesis/Project submit a promissory note to the Honors College stating you will provide a copy of the published version of your Honors Thesis/Project to the Honors College.
If you wish to archive your Honors Thesis/Project online:
- Register for Honors Thesis Research at the start of the semester in which you will present and submit your thesis/project.
- Honors Thesis Research is a zero-credit course that allows you access to the Honors Thesis/Project Archive portal and Presentation Scheduling resources on Blackboard. Honors Thesis Research DOES NOT take the place of your for-credit H7 and H8 courses.
- Indicate your consent to online archiving on your Thesis/Project Completion Form
- Write a 100-word abstract for your thesis/project
- Identify 5 keywords for your thesis/project
- Visit the UMass Lowell Digication website
- Select Honors College Project/Thesis Portfolio Template
- Follow the steps in the screenshot guide (pdf) to upload your Honors Thesis/Project materials
- After uploading your materials publish your thesis/project portfolio either to UML or make it public