The purpose of progress reports is to provide your supervisor and the course coordinator with an overview of the advances you have made in the project, as well as an update on the current status of the project. They serve as documentation of the work completed since the start of the project or the previous progress report.
The original plan for your three Progress Reports was part of your Proposal document. However, this plan may need to change as your research proceeds.
· Summary of what you have accomplished in your research at this milestone. (This information may well be eventually incorporated into your final report, so consider the writing of each progress report as a step toward your final report!) Note that this is not a “diary” of what you have accomplished, but rather a summary of results.
All projects are different, but an approximate length of 3 to 4 pages (not including Title Page) is suggested. (This is not a hard and fast rule; it is just to give you an idea of the level of detail required for this document.) Your Progress Report may be longer, depending on the summary of your accomplishments.