Oakcrest School

The Senior Thesis Effect

December 14, 2017

More than just a research paper, the Senior Thesis is the capstone of a student's senior year at Oakcrest and represents a culmination of her studies. It’s an opportunity for each senior to demonstrate all the skills she gained while at Oakcrest—critical thinking, organization, research, leadership, written and oral communication skills—and primes students for college-level thinking and writing.

Miss Elizabeth Black, Master Teacher, Classical Languages, shares the "backwards planning" leading Oakies to the senior thesis project as well as anecdotes from Oakcrest alumnae on how they were prepared for the rigor of college academics based on their senior thesis experiences.