ENS 301 G B.A. Essay
Before contacting me you should read the Reglur og leiðbeiningar um BA verkefni.
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IMPORTANT: It is now mandatory to submit an electronic version of your thesis,
as well as the required printed copies.
For information in English on this, see http://landsbokasafn.is/index.php/english/targets/students/submission-of-theses
The Icelandic version is at http://landsbokasafn.is/uploads/eydublod/Leidbeiningar_Skemman_V09.pdf
These submissions are kept at the University Library.
If you can't read Icelandic, I'll go through these rules with you at our first meeting.
Here is your time-plan. We must keep to it. The main reason for this is that the busiest time for the teacher is the end of the term. It's also the time where most students expect the most attention from their supervisors. Sadly, it's also the time they can't get it.
Failure to keep to this schedule usually
means that the BA essay is not submitted until the following term.
Please note however that the dates may change from year to year. Keep your eye on the official University calendar.
1 Topic discussed and decided by
2 Preliminary outline: 1-2 pages
3* First submission - at least 5 pages
4 First draft on my desk (not necessarily complete)
5 revised complete drafts submitted
6 Final draft
7 Final changes
8 Four bound copies
9 Supervisor submits grade by:
* Note that no. 3 is essential. I want to see how you are writing, and this first submission should be in your best English. If your written English is not up to BA standard, then you need further study before you can finish your BA essay. This is not something you want to find out any later.
We will be discussing this during the initial stages of supervision, First, look at these links to Birna's 2007 slides on the BA essay:
BA Thesis I Ba Thesis II
Pétur's guide to documentation and how to quote
Larry Trask´s Guide to Punctuation
Do I exist? Use of the first person in academic writing
"En" and "but"
Colorado writing website
The Purdue OWL
Hre are English versions of the front page and title page