For Graduate Students

How to Organize Your Thesis: a brief guide to what graduate thesis research is all about, including notes on how to organize the thesis document. I wrote the original version of this short note for my own students in 1988, but it is now widely circulated and seems to have helped many students over the years.

The Graduate Thesis Defense: some notes on what to expect at your graduate thesis defense at Carleton University (our procedures are typical), and how to prepare for it.

A Survival Guide for Graduate Students in the Computer and Mathematical Sciences: an interesting collection of advice for students, including another view on writing the thesis.

Advice on Research and Writing for Computer Scientists : another collection of advice for students, primarily in the computer science area.

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