You don’t need to enter the program with a clearly defined research question, though some students do. Your research question will likely evolve and sharpen as you learn and work with your mentor. Your mentor will act as a guide – not working on your research project for you – but guiding you in the direction of the most fruitful work. Logistically, you will align on a research question by the end of week four. This question will then be vetted and refined with your Research Mentor. From there, over the following four weeks, you will be expected to create a research proposal, a first draft of the research paper, and then a final draft at the end of week eight.