During grade 10 I was doing the personal project. The personal project was a year-long project where we had to research in depth about a topic that we were interested in. I chose a topic about sleep and how to help solve people who can’t fall asleep easily. As this was a year-long project we had to be able to manage our time well to get the project done. Also because the teachers were not setting every little due date for us to finish the project I had to make sure to keep track of what I was doing by when.
The planning process was very important as it was the stage where I organized the ideas and the things I had to do in order to reach my final goal. In this stage, I made an action plan to make sure that I do not forget the things I need to do. However, when I first made the action plan I did not make it detailed enough and just made each category just like the big due dates that were assigned by teachers. Therefore, I was struggling to keep track of what I finished and what I had to do and I ended up doing everything last minute. Therefore, my works were not good enough. That is why I had to make sure to make my action plan detailed for me to manage my time well enough to get little things such as doing the research done a week before the due date so that I can recheck all the work that I did few days before the due date(Just like the one below). After making the action plan, I was able to finish my work on time and I was able to finish the work to the best of my ability.
|Tasks||Time required||Resources||Notes / Reflections
|Research about the cause of sleep deprivation||30 min||Do it in my research log||Aug. 31||✔|
|Research about the effects of sleep deprivation||30 min||Do it in my research log||Aug. 31||✔|
|Research about how to get good sleep||30 min||Do it in my research log||Sep.1||✔|
|Research about actual experiment done by experts||30 min||Do it in my research log||Sep.13||✔|
|Read a book about sleep deprivation and understand it||2 hours||Do it in my research log||Sep.13 but changed to Oct.3||✔|
|Milestone: Write annotated bibliography|
|Write annotated bibliography||20 min||Oct.5||✔|
|Hand in annotated bibliography||5||Upload it on managebac||Oct.6||✔|
|Milestone: Writing Success Criterion|
|Brainstorm success criteria||15 min||Finish before mentor meeting||Think about my final product and what it needs to be successful||Oct.7||✔|
|Write success criteria according to brainstorm||30 min||Finish before mentor meeting and get it checked||Think about my final product and what it needs to be successful||Oct.7||✔|