Hints regarding Senior Project

Hints regarding Senior Project

Beyond the comfort zone 

  • Project allows you to stretch your learning (step out of your comfort zone)
  • Project challenges your present skills and activities
  • Project allows you to explore new areas; athletic, intellectual, service to others
  • Project will showcase your ability of problem-solving encompassing time-management, discipline, finding solutions to difficulties, overcoming hurdles and using outside resources.

Questions to consider when choosing a project

  • What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
  • Is there a social problem you would like to investigate?
  • Do you have an invention or creation you would like to further explore?
  • If you could pursue your wildest dream, what would it be?
  • Have any travel experiences given you ideas?
  • What is one of the biggest problems facing the world today?
  • What would you like to be doing 10 years from now?
  • Will you still have the interest and the energy for your project three months from the time you started?

Questions to consider if you have chosen a project

  • Do you know all your potential resources? Consider possible books, magazines and primary sources
  • Have you made notes of all the special items you will need for your project?
  • Do you have a logical link between your project and your research paper?
  • Have you anticipated any problems you will have? Consider finances, resources, mentors and computer time
  • List everything you know about your topic
  • List everything you need to know about your topic