1.Overview of the project
What subjects will
the project address?
If the project focuses
on two areas of study-Information technology and information
Systems. How will the project integrate
these two (or more) scholarly fields into one coherent project?
How did you generate
this project? From what courses did you learn materials that will assist you in
researching and writing the project?
2. Goals you have in mind
What do you expect to
discover through this project?
To what use will you
apply this material (besides fulfilling requirements for graduation)?
3. Approaches to the topic
What sources will you
use to help you with focusing the topic?
What research methods
will you use?
Does the project
center around an argument, an analysis, or both?
What is to be
analyzed? What arguments may be approached?
style will be needed for the project? (If you don’t know, search around. Most
disciplines have a preferred documentation style—MLA for the humanities,APA for
Social Sciences, Nursing, Communications, and Chicago Manual for Business
(sometimes), History (sometimes), Library Science, Journalism.
4. Timeline of the project
What is your expected date of completion? December
2014? What is your expected date of the first draft of the project? You don’t
have to give a specific date here but rather a timeline—by the end of the first
month of classes, by midterms, the semester BEFORE you enroll in the Capstone
Formatting (see example page
attached for formatting):