Submitting Written Comps

Instructions for submitting a written synopsis and bibliography:

The written portion of your comps must be submitted on Moodle by 4:00 PM on the last day of class of your first comps term. Note that late submissions are not possible except in extreme cases, such as a medical or family emergency. 

The following Moodle submission is required by the deadline:           

Upload a complete and print-ready version of your synopsis and bibliography in PDF format.  Submissions in Word or any other format are not acceptable. All parts of the written comps, including figures and bibliography, should be submitted in one complete file. 

The title page on your comps paper should include the following:

  1. Your name, your advisor's name, and the question number you've chosen.
  2. The title of your paper.
  3. The title of your comps presentation, if different from the paper.
  4. The total character count for the body of your synopsis (consult Form & Style information for details of what to count).
  5. Whether your talk will be open to the public or closed (faculty committee only).