Allow students to choose from a list of possible projects, and have them pursue multiple research questions. This increases the chances that at least one project/question will emerge as feasible.

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  • Even strong undergraduates will not always be well-positioned to identify worthwhile, feasible projects to work on completely independently.
  • Students can switch back and forth between research questions as they get stuck or become frustrated with one.

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From Computer Science Undergraduate Research, "The Research Experience in a Nutshell"

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