Information for Students
Supervising B.A or M.A. theses
I am not yet supervising theses on my own. If you sign up for writing your thesis with Prof. Dr. Trips, I will be happy to assist and advise you during the research process.
If you want to submit a first(!) term paper in one of my courses, you are required to attend all three modules of our Study Skills tutorials (finding a topic, introduction to campus library and term paper in linguistics) before you write the paper. Information concerning registration, procedure, and dates for the tutorials are listed on the homepage of the Department of English Studies homepage of the Department of English Studies under "Neuigkeiten" ("News")
What is the paper supposed to look like?
If you are going to write your very first term paper for one of my courses, you are welcome to sign up for my office hour in advance in order to have a look at selected papers from previous terms, which will give you a first impression of what will be required from you (and what may not be required after all).
Where to submit the term paper?
Term papers can be submitted to me in person during my office hours. They can also be left with our secretary, Frau Urban.
When and how will the term paper be returned?
Written term papers are to remain at the chair and then to be filed at the students' office. As soon as I have read your paper and submitted your grade, you will get a short notification by e-mail. After that, you are welcome to sign up for my office hour so we can discuss your paper in more detail.