After your CT copy edits the proposal you submit to the FYPMS, you should meet him/her to discuss it. This can be done between October and February. Then, you can go back and edit your proposal document and save it as your progress report. It is not a new report, but rather an update of the proposal. It also becomes the foundation for your final report. The FYP progress report is due in February. Be sure to proofread it and update the verb tenses before you submit it to the FYPMS.
Unless your advisor requested that you radically change your introduction or you changed the scope and aims of your FYP, you probably don't need to rewrite your introduction. Just follow your CT's suggestions to perfect it.
In this section, think of the investigative process that you have gone through; the trial and error. Did you think that Giddy's algorithm should work, but, in testing it, it didn't work? Why didn't it work? What did this [the fact that it didn't work] tell you? How did you apply this knowledge to the next algorithm you chose? This section is important as it shows your team's ability to think analytically and to problem-solve.
Refine and formalize ideas and methods [For example: optic design, data structure design].
Describe in detail three things:
Note that the verb tense will vary according to what work is completed. For example:
You can update this section by doing the following:
To evaluate your system so far, you can try the following:
Focus on the project, not on yourself:
Update the Gantt Chart and the Division of Work, including everything that you have done and will do.
Update these if necessary.
More meetings=more minutes
Remember when writing up your minutes that they should cover:
Meetings are a platform for YOU to ask questions. Don't leave technical questions unanswered - it is your job to bring these questions to your supervisor.
Other things that you can find in an appendix:
If a table, illustration or diagram is critical for explaining an abstract idea, it may be better to include it in the body of the paper and not in the appendices. Ask your supervisor if you are unsure, but the general rule of thumb is: if it's big and bulky and of little relevance to most readers, put it in an appendix.