Research Projects and Thesis Papers

Graiders who specialize in effective feedback on writing make for terrific "advisors", remotely coaching students through challenging research projects and thesis papers. Students receive meaningful feedback in a timely manner from their Graider throughout the development of their work. It's a unique way to bring an outside perspective and an authentic external reader to the student writing and research process. The personalized guidance and support of a Graider boosts motivation and follow-through (which is especially helpful at the end of a long project!). Plus, faculty advisors have more time to focus on in-person mentorship and student engagement, without feeling over-extended or overwhelmed by the amount of reading and feedback required. It's a win-win!

Success Story: The Graide Network is supporting USC Hybrid High, a downtown LA school charter in the Ednovate network, with their Senior Thesis Project this spring. The Senior Thesis is an ambitious, semester-long effort whereby each senior will produce a "reflective and proactive piece of writing that is firmly grounded in research and has been through the duration of the writing process." Graiders serve as thesis advisers, reviewing and providing feedback on chapter submissions throughout the year as well as on the rough draft. Personalized coaching and feedback will help students tackle this challenging and important project.