We discuss the following topics on this page:
- University Writing Center
- Student Academic Resource Center (SARC)
- Research Tips Thursdays
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities
- Showcase of Undergraduate Research
- The Pegasus Review
- Honors Undergraduate Thesis (HUT)
- Office of Prestigious Awards (OPA)
- UCF Funding Opportunities
- Publishing and Conferences
We also provide the following activity:
The Writing Center is guided by six valued principles—respect, compassion, diversity, adaptability, collaboration, and learning—with the purpose of:
- providing members of the UCF community free individual and group peer consultations at any stage of the writing process.
- serving as a campus resource for the ongoing cross-disciplinary learning about writing through events and workshops.
- promoting the growth of peer tutors with a rich teaching and learning experience and ongoing professional development in writing center research, theory, and practice to encourage them as leaders, scholars, and teachers.
Visit the Writing Center!
SARC offers group peer tutoring, one-on-one peer tutoring, supplemental instruction, academic couching and engagement, and academic success workshops. Their website offers videos and other helpful resources. Visit SARC!
Research Tips Thursdays
Research Tips Thursdays is a webinar series created by the UCF Libraries one Thursday each month. Some of the early videos are longer on length (30-40 minutes) but the more recent ones are short (2-3:00 minutes and focus on specific skills that all researchers need to know. Topics include evaluating resources, the research process, search strategies, and tips for success. See the RTT website for more information.
The Office of Undergraduate Research offers a plethora of useful information for undergraduates including research opportunities, a database for research positions, funding sources, publishing and presenting opportunities, trainings, resources for getting started with research and training to further develop your skills.
The Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE) is a poster forum for UCF undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the broader university community. Undergraduates from all disciplines are encouraged to present current or recently completed academic projects showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches, and interests at UCF. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work. among the best undergraduate researchers at UCF. You can showcase your research in a poster session first, then as an article for the Pegasus Review.
Even as an undergrad, publishing your research is a real opportunity and is especially worth considering if you’re planning to go to gad school. The Pegasus Review is UCF’s journal of undergraduate research and they’re always on the lookout for high-quality student work, especially from the humanities. If you’re interested in publishing your research, consult their submissions guidelines and review their archive of back issues.
From the HUT website:
The Honors Undergraduate Thesis (HUT) program is the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate research program at UCF. HUT provides juniors and seniors from all disciplines the opportunity to engage in original and independent research or creative activity as principal investigators and independent scholars.
Over the course of two to four semesters, students work closely with a faculty committee to research, write, defend, and publish an original thesis that serves as an honors capstone product of their undergraduate career. This thesis is published through the university library and is available to researchers worldwide through electronic databases.
You do not need to be admitted to the Burnett Honors College to participate in HUT. Visit HUT!
OPA, housed within the Burnett Honors College, helps students apply for scholarships and fellowships and prepare for graduate schools and careers in their fields. OPA has a scholarship database, helpful resources, internships, student exchanges, and institutes. Visit OPA!
Interested in opportunities to have your research funded? Visit the UCF Funding Opportunities page to learn more.
Humanities venues are always looking for new research, and students can start their careers through these avenues. You can find CFPs (Calls For Papers) in the following:
- UPenn https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/
- HNet https://networks.h-net.org/subject-fields/humanities
- WikiCFP http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/call?conference=humanities
- CFPList https://www.cfplist.com/
- How much of the material in Strategies for Conducting Literary Research was new to you? How much did you already know? Did the course help you build upon what you knew?
- Do you have a better understanding of literary research as a discipline after working through the course? Does your work with the course help you with other humanities research outside of literary studies (could include theater, visual arts, music, languages, history, etc.)? Explain.
- Have you been able to adapt and apply skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies gained in this course to new situations and/or to solve difficult problems or explore complex issues in original ways? Explain.
- Have you been better able to formulate and present your ideas and your research in coursework as a result of working through the chapters in this course? Explain.
- Envision a future self using what you have learned in this course. What do you see yourself doing? Are you using these lessons in your future career? What plans do you have and how do the lessons you learned here help you realize them?