This semester is coming to a close in just a few weeks, and it’s time to start preparing for both of my thesis/capstone projects for next semester. Given that I need to submit 3 project proposals for my ENVS capstone before the end of the year I have set the following 2 goals: 1) To collect research/scholarship I have found since I wrote my concentration into one folder and 2) To start formulating research questions.
These two goals seem to be the best way to get started preparing for my capstone. Since I wrote my ENVS concentration sophomore year, I have found a number of new artists/works that would be interesting to look into further for my concentration. However, I have not yet taken the time to consolidate them, and if I want to remember all the artists I’ve learned about and all the sources I’ve found, I will want them in one place. I am planning on making a Zotero library or folder on my computer. As for my second goal, this is a task I can finish in a week that will set a trajectory for my project proposals. Formulating research questions will help me narrow down what direction I want to head and will act as the first step in writing my proposals. My plan is to brainstorm a bunch of different questions freely, and then look them over and narrow them down. Hopefully these to goals will help me stay organized and on the right path as I continue to prepare for next semester.