Women, Gender & Sexuality Students If you are interested in becoming a WGS major or you already are a WGS major and you have questions about course offerings or requirements, please consult the links below before contacting the current Director of Undergraduate Programs for WGS as listed here. You can find out about all of the following by clicking here: WGS Major WGS Distinguished Major WGS Minor LGBTQ Studies
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION A letter of recommendation should be written by someone who knows you and knows your work. If you would like me to write you a letter of recommendation, you must make this request at least two weeks before the letter is due. Do not ask me if you have a shorter advance notice.
To ask me for a recommendation, send me an email with the most immediate deadline for the recommendation in the subject heading, a list of the course(s) that you took with me, the semester and year; a list of the place(s) to which you will be applying; a brief description of what it is you are applying for; and a one paragraph description of why you are applying. I prefer online submission if at all possible. Send me an email reminder the week before the recommendation is due.
RESEARCH PAPERS AND THESES Enrolled students, please consult the links and resources on the course syllabus related to research proposals and papers before coming to my office hours. Carefully read the assignments for proposal writing and formulating a research question before coming to my office hours. Essential writing tips are on the course website: Collab>Resources>Writing Tips.
For students who are not enrolled in one of my courses but who are interested in discussing a research paper or thesis, please consult the course syllabi posted on this website before coming to my office hours. They have links to useful sites, suggested readings for formulating a research paper question, and writing tips. Carefully read the assignments for proposal writing and formulating a research question before coming to my office hours. These readings are on reserve in Clemons library. As you begin to write your thesis, consult this list of guidelines and also refer to L.J. Zigerell, 2013, "Rookie Mistakes: Preemptive Comments on Graduate Student Empirical Research Manuscripts," PS: 142-146.