EPQ Internal Deadlines and Progress

Events

Finish gathering Scientific Journals and Articles

13 September 2017 - 15 September 2017

Complete EPQ structure format

13 September 2017 - 14 September 2017

Create an in-depth structure for my EPQ and match the relevant sources to the sub-topic

Check Documentation

13 September 2017 - 15 September 2017

Ensure all documentation required is of an upmost standard and is completed

Research Stages

15 September 2017 - November 13, 2017

Finish collecting and writing-up research, go to the library and find advanced textbooks to make notes from an bring home.

Write 'Background Research' paragraph

November 14, 2017 - November 18, 2017

Propulsion Systems (Current day)
Propulsion Systems (Future)
Command Modules and Crew
Spacesuits and EVA equipment

Write 'Para 1 - Preparing for Mars'

November 19, 2017 - December 12, 2017

1000 Words

Propulsion Systems (Current day)
Propulsion Systems (Future)
Command Modules and Crew
Spacesuits and EVA equipment

Write 'Para 2 - Getting to Mars'

December 8, 2017 - December 15, 2017

700 Words

Orbital Mechanics and the trajectory
Stages to getting to Mars
Physical and Mental implications on Humans

Write 'Para 3 - Exploration of Mars'

December 10, 2017 - December 19, 2017

900 Words

Methods to Explore the Surface
Question of Life
Building the Base of Mars
How we sustain life on Mars

Source Analysis

December 15, 2017 - December 20, 2017

Source Analysis - table form
Evaluate the main 4 or 5 sources for the project
Why did you choose this source?
Is it reliable?
-Author with a qualification or a relevant job role
-Cross reference, does the evidence appear in other sources
-Reputable institution, publisher or academic
-When was it published (current relevance)

Write 'Para 4 - The Future of Mars'

December 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018

600 Words

Commerce and long-term benefits
Terraforming
Interstellar and intergalactic travel onwards from Mars

Write 'Conclusion'

January 2, 2018 - January 12, 2018

400 Words

Closing sentences

Review stage

January 15, 2018 - February 10, 2018

EPQ Deadline

February 15, 2018 - February 16, 2018

May well be mid-January or can push back to February if stressing over mock exams

Final Research Stages

Consider ethics of researching

October 1, 2017 - October 7, 2017

Considerations:
-Prevent harm (yourself and the participants)
-Safety (yourself and the participants)
-In-formed consent
-Prevent deception
-Confidentiality and anonymity

TEDx talks research

October 7, 2017 - October 20, 2017

Watch a variety of TEDx talks surrounding my topic and make notes on them as they are a brilliant, free source of information from people of a plethora of academic backgrounds. Not just TEDx talks surrounding myy topic, but TEDx talks based around efficiency, productivity and planning.

Investigate sources as libraries

October 7, 2017 - October 21, 2017

Research Planning and Productivity techniques

October 10, 2017 - October 21, 2017

Planning:
-Gantt Charts
-Critical path analysis

How to boost productivity:
-Building Habits and ‘Deep Work’
-Surroundings and Environment (distractions)
-The ‘2-minute rule’
-Exercise
-Sleep Patterns
-Diet and Hydration

Email Researchers

October 16, 2017 - October 18, 2017

Seek out and email researchers in the relevant field to query and recent developments surrounding the technology, and also ask for links to potential resources that will benefit my study.

Read 'How to Live on Mars' by Dr Robert Zubrin

October 21, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Read 'How to Live on Mars' by Dr Robert Zubrin and make comprehensive notes

Investigate 'deep work'

October 23, 2017 - October 25, 2017

Review Stage

Appendix

January 15, 2018 - January 18, 2018

Bibliography

January 19, 2018 - January 23, 2018

Abstract

January 24, 2018 - January 30, 2018

Footnotes

January 31, 2018 - February 10, 2018