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Thesis Guidelines and Sample Pages

Thesis Guidelines and Sample Pages

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FOR BLL/BFA/BA COMM 200 (Thesis Writing)
FOR BLL/BFA/BA COMM 200 (Thesis Writing)

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University of the Philippines Baguio
 
College of Arts and CommunicationPROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES FOR UNDERGRADUATE THESIS WRITING
 I.PRELIMINARIESA.Course Requirements1.Only students who have passed BLL/FA/COMM 199 may enroll in BLL/FA/COMM 200 can take thethesis course (BLL/FA/COMM 200).2.Students have the option to pursue the thesis proposal submitted in BLL/FA/ COMM 199 or tosubmit an entirely new proposal.3.To satisfy the requirements of the thesis course, students may pursue projects that depart from thetraditional thesis (such as investigative reports, or production of a newspaper, magazine, or newsletter), subject to the approval of the adviser. The adviser sets the specific requirements( e.g. atheoretical preface to a creative writing thesis) for the non-traditional thesis project.4.Thesis students may work on a thesis individually, or with a group pending approval of theDepartment Chair. For non-production theses, groups will not exceed three (3) members; for  production theses, the number of members will not exceed five (5).5.The thesis may be written in English or in Filipino.II.THESIS ADVISINGA.Choosing an Adviser 1.Students choose an adviser from among the regular faculty of the College of Arts andCommunication, based on faculty expertise.2.Students may choose faculty members from other colleges as advisers, subject to the approval of theDepartment Chair.3.Faculty serving as thesis adviser shall work with a limited number of students to ensure that eachadvisee is given adequate time for consultation. A faculty member may serve as adviser to not morethan five(5) theses each semester. In exceptional cases, a faculty may be allowed to serve as adviser to more than five, but not exceed ten (10) thesis projects.B.Change of Thesis Adviser 
1.
A student who wishes to change an adviser for justifiable reasons shall write the Dean through theDepartment Chair. Likewise, an adviser may request to be relieved of his/her duties for valid reasons.The Dean then takes proper action on the request.2.Change of adviser may be allowed when there are differences between adviser and advisee thatcannot be resolved in a manner acceptable to both.
III.Parts of the Thesis
The following are the standard parts of the thesis but deviations may be made according to the nature of the research project.
 
For BLL/BAC Theses:
PRELIMINARIESTitle PageLetter of EndorsementApproval SheetAbstractTable of ContentsList of TablesList of Illustrations / Figures/ GraphsI.INTRODUCTIONBackground of the StudyStatement of the ProblemObjectives of the StudySignificance of the StudyScope and DelimitationII.RESEARCH FRAMEWORReview of Related LiteratureTheoretical Framework Conceptual Framework Operational Framework HypothesisDefinition of TermsIII.RESEARCH METHODOLOGYSources of Data: Population, Sample, Selection MethodData Collection: Instruments, ScheduleData Analysis: Tools and MethodsIV.RESULTS AND DISCUSSION(arranged according to research objectives)V.CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONSBibliography/ Works CitedAppendix
For Production Theses (Creative work*, i.e visual, performance, media)
PRELIMINARIESI.INTRODUCTIONII.PRODUCTION CONCEPTIII.REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATUREIV.FRAMEWORV.METHODS AND PROCEDURESA.Pre- productionB.ProductionC.Post-productionD.Production ScheduleE.Budget
 
VI.THE SCRIPTVII.THE STORYBOARD/ PRODUCTION NOTES/DESIGNSREFERENCE LIST/ WORKS CITEDAPPENDICESThesis ProposalDocumentation materials: posters, tickets, program papers, photos, video
*NOTE on FA Production Theses: As the approaches to visual problems vary, distinct formats maybe used depending on medium of choice. Problems may be classified into 6 separate clusters: 1) EditorialDesign 2) Advertising Design 3) Product Design 4) Film or Animation 5) Photography 6) Materialexploration and 7) Techniques exploration. Parts of thesis wil vary depending on the type of productionthesis.
IV.CITATIONS AND REFERENCE STYLE
For BALL/BFA/BAC Theses:A. All BLL/FA/COMM theses shall follow the Author-Date System [i.e, Parethetical reference/Reference List (or Works Cited)]APA:
(Author, year, p. no) e.g. (Jones, 1998, p.199)
Turabian:
(Author year, page) e.g. (Jones 1998, 199)
B. For BALL and BFA Theses,
refer to Kate Turabian’s
 A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and  Dissertations
(6
th
ed.).
C.
For BA COMM Theses, refer to the
 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
, SixthEditionFor documentation of electronic sources not described in the abovementioned resources refer to:
For Chicago-Turabian Style:
 
)or The Chicago Manual of Style Online(http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org
 
)
For APA Style
 
)V.PRINTING AND BINDING SPECIFICATIONSA.The basic font style should be Times New Roman, 12 points.B.The Thesis should be printed on substance 20 8.5 x 11 paper, hardbound with maroon cover.C.The spine should contain the NAME(S) of the researcher(s) [Surname(s) first], TITLE of Thesis,DEGREE PROGRAM of researcher(s), and YEAR of SUBMISSION of Thesis.D.Pages should be numbered on the upper right hand corner.E.Left margins should be two(2) inches, right, top and bottom margins should be one (1) inch.

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