I’m feeling a little less confident today.
Of course, as a worrisome person, I build things up in my head. Yet, I still cannot ignore the fact that my project feels very up in the air, so to speak. After much thought, and talking with our professor, I worry about where my project will end.
It is easy to pick a topic and know, roughly, what about it interests you, but that is just the beginning. Turning an idea into action takes work. That is where I am at right now. I am going to write about mental health and disorders with a critical lens on how academics and other various professionals define and evaluate it.
But what exactly is my scope? I thought I knew. I thought I had a good definition of where my project would start and end, but the more I think and talk with others about it, the more I am worried about it.
Finding the perfect scope, one that is not overly simplified or too daunting for the couple months I have to work on it, is hard. Right now, I need to narrow my scope down. I need to clearly define where I will draw the line. With a topic that has an immense amount of research and theories about it, I could easily be sucked up in the project and never find a distinguishing argument or end. With time, I am sure I can get to a point where my project seems doable. It will just take time.
Is anyone else having dilemmas deciding the scope of your project? I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!