We understand that students may not enter the program with a clearly defined research question, although some may have one already. Regardless, we anticipate that your research question will evolve and become more focused as you learn and collaborate with your mentor. Your mentor's role is to guide you in the direction of the most productive work, rather than completing the research project on your behalf. In terms of logistics, we expect students to have established a research question by the conclusion of the fourth week. This question will then undergo evaluation and refinement with your Research Mentor. Subsequently, over the following four weeks, you will be responsible for creating an outline, an initial draft of the research paper, and ultimately a final draft by the end of the eighth week.