Independent Work AB Junior
AB juniors are required to complete two terms of independent work. See below for the options available each term.
AB Junior, Fall Term
Junior Research Workshops (JRWs)
Beginning Fall 2021, all AB juniors in the fall term will be required to complete their independent work requirement by enrolling in a Junior Research Workshop (JRW) and associated methods course.
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AB Junior, Spring Term
In the spring term, AB juniors may either complete their proposed IW project -- or in many cases, embark on a separate research endeavor through one of the following advising structures:
The independent work seminars allow a small group of students and a faculty adviser with shared interests to meet and work on related projects.
IW seminars are recommended for students who would like to have a bit more structure built into their independent work project. In the IW seminars, students meet weekly with their instructor/adviser and get regular feedback from their peers.
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Students doing one-on-one IW projects work on their own and schedule meetings with their advisers independently.
We find that students are most successful in one-on-one IW projects when they are self-motivated, proactive, organized, responsible, resourceful, passionate about the project, and able to work independently.
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