The Regents senior thesis provides students the opportunity to express their ideas on the True, Good, and Beautiful using all the skills and knowledge they have gained as Regents students. A Regents education aims to create the ethically good human, being capable of producing effective, thoughtful, and grace-filled words in both written and oral form.

The process of preparation can be divided into two clear sections: thinking and writing. The thinking part of the process is the most challenging for students because they have to “discover or invent” the argument of their topic through diligent research. Through this process, students often discover that there is so much more to learn about their topic and the world around them.

Students are required to consider and examine their topic from a Christian worldview. How has their topic been shaped by humanity’s sinfulness, by humanity’s redemption, and God’s truth? What Biblical truths and principles does their argument reflect? The thesis itself does not have to contain specific Christian language or Scripture, but the argument has to be scrutinized through a Christian worldview lens.

Written on the front of the Rhetoric building are Latin words that translate to “a good man speaking well.” The Senior Thesis presentations are a culmination of the hard work and perseverance in pursuit of this ideal.

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