CA 700 Graduate Project
F1P 2008 MCB
Dr. J. E. Aitken
Professor, Communication Arts
229 Copley, by appointment
Email me, and I'll send my home phone number to you.
Please contact me each week with a progress report.
APA (2001). Publication manual of the American
Psychological Association. 5th ed. Washington, DC: American
APA Writing Style
MA Project Ideas and Information
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100% of the project
grade is based on the advisor's evaluation
of the proposal then completed project submitted by week 6 and
revised according to committee requirements
by Monday of week 8.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Complete your work on time. The core assessment (proposal/project) is due week 6.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Expectations for students,
700 Tentative Schedule for one 8-week
course (1-2 credits)
Assignments and Deadlines
Fall or Spring Prior to Enrolling
Discuss proposed project
with your advisor in person or via
Obtain and read
the relevant book for your project
Ask an additional
faculty member to support your
project and receive approval for
Prepare your proposal.
Defend your proposal at the Fall
or Spring Department meeting for
Obtain faculty approvals on the
Week 6 prior to enrolling
planning your project. Make any
needed contact. Conduct needed
research and begin actual project. Make sure you submit to IRB, if needed.
In eCollege, upload proposal into dropbox.
Meet by phone or in person with your
advisor to make sure you are ready
to work. You need to complete
the project in 30 days.
project. Submit week's draft or progress
weekly report via email or in dropbox.
Remember, write 2 pages a day.
Submit project draft in
or 7 Defend
faculty and students to present your
project. You may want to
prepare a PowerPoint. If not
completing this term, be sure to
attend a project presentation by
Submit PowerPoint in dropbox.
Revise and Submit
Deadline. Absolute final deadline is
Submit project via email, in dropbox.
Submit a bound copy on acid free
paper according to your advisor's
instructions if a copy will be going
in our University library.
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