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the thesis: quintessentially Princeton


“the thesis: quintessentially Princeton” features the thesis-writing experiences of Princeton students and their advisers. From research conducted around the world to discoveries made in the library or the lab, students share their joy in doing original, independent work, while relaying some of their mistakes and tips for the next generation of Princetonians. The advisers then explain their side of the thesis journey—from the steps for writing a successful thesis to the close relationships that develop between students and faculty members in a way that is “quintessentially Princeton.”

A selection from the Senior Thesis Collection, 1926-present, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Searchable catalog available.

Earlier editions of “the thesis: quintessentially Princeton” are available for download (.pdf): 2007, 2004.

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