About Senior Project
Senior Project is many things.
It is a graduation requirement.
It is a test of your ability to perform a variety of academic and personal management skills you
will need as an adult.
It is an opportunity for you to spend time learning something that interests YOU.
The best thing about Senior Project is that you are in charge. If you design a project you are really interested in, you will have a rewarding experience you will remember for a long time.
Completing Senior Project
PART I – THE LEARNING PROCESS
Think of something you really would enjoy learning about and doing.
Find someone who can be your MENTOR – an adult who can help guide you through the
learning and doing.
Write a PROPOSAL LETTER to the Sr. Project Committee describing:
What you want to learn and do,
How you plan to accomplish your project, who you want for a mentor , and why,
How you plan to pay any project expenses.
Once your Proposal is approved, you begin the project, gathering information you need to complete your project, and working to complete it.
You create a WORKING BIBLIOGRAPHY of resources used to do your project.
You also keep a LEARNING LOG, and take PICTURES to document your experience.
At the end of Part I, submit your WORKING BIBLIOGRAPHY, LEARNING LOG, PICTURES, and a MENTOR VERIFICATION for Sr. Project Committee review.
PART II – THE WRITING PROCESS
Create an OUTLINE, describing your learning experience
What you learned,
How you learned it,
What you did to demonstrate your learning, and your thoughts and feelings about the experience.
FIRST and SECOND DRAFTS, are written and edited,
your FINAL PAPER is submitted for evaluation.
PART III – THE PRESENTATION
Describe your learning experience in an oral presentation.
In the handbook, each part is described in greater detail. Examples and explanations of what you need to do at each step are provided to help you through the project.
READ THE INFORMATION IN YOUR HANDBOOK, CAREFULLY.