In order to do this, you need to map out what you will do and when you will do it. Consider the overall amount of time you have been given to complete your study, from start date to final product . Give an overview of when you are going to do each specific step of your project in order to collect your data. This does not need to be a day-to-day list, but it should give an overview biweekly or monthly of how you will meet your goals and demonstrate progress. Be sure to include time to review and synthesize your data or reflect on the overall study. You should include time to prepare the final research product as well.
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Jamestown Colony Timeline Part 1: Timeline Basics How do people keep track of things that happen on certain days or in certain years? They make a timeline. For example, Maria's parents want to keep track of important things in her life. They decide to make a timeline. Maria is born in 1993. She walks for the first time in 1995, when she is 2. The next year, she says her first words. And in 1998, she celebrates her fifth birthday. Her parents can keep track of all these things by putting them on a timeline like the one at the right. See how the events that happened first are at the bottom? Then, as you move toward the top, the event that happened next is next as you move up the line. The last event is at the top. Putting events on a timeline like this gives you a sense of how much time goes by in between each event. It also helps you remember just when those important things happened. Years from now, when Maria has her own children, she might want to remember when she first walked. She can look at this timeline that her parents made and remember that when she first walked, she was 2. Next page > Timelines in History > Page 1, 2 Graphics courtesy of David White
Determine how many phases, steps, or tasks your project will require, name them, and break them into sub-components, if applicable. Depending on your project, you may have several distinct sections, and these sections may include their own sub-sections. Determining the sections and breaking them into smaller components will allow you to develop a more precise and detailed idea of how much time you will require. It will also help you develop a better working plan, because time management is easier when you know exactly what you are required to do.