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.
Break your phases, steps, or tasks down into time increments appropriate for the length of the project.
For instance, if your project involves only four phases and will take two years, break down the steps for your project into monthly increments; for instance, allow six months for research, six months for processing and sorting data, six months for writing the piece, and six months for edits and printing.
Review your timeline as your project unfolds, and, if possible, amend it as required.
slides that give a detailed discussion of the main points of your paper, supported by appropriate data, graphics and images.
Draw heavily upon your paper for the content of these slides, and include all pictures/figures from your paper in your presentation.
Note: Unless the development of a synthesis of the literature is a major component of your proposed summer project, timeline weeks should not be allocated solely to literature review.
The standard SURF timeline involves working on your project 40 hours/week for 9 weeks.