prepare a Project Schedule for the Term Paper project described below

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For this assignment, you must prepare a Project Schedule for the Term Paper project described below. It is due at the end of Week Five.


  • Create a Project Schedule for the Term Paper Project using MS Project (or similar tool)


  • Your project schedule must include a WBS with deliverables and work packets numbered accordingly
  • Make up realistic durations for each task. Make assumptions as needed.
  • Establish predecessors and successors for tasks as appropriate
  • Create a GANTT chart for this project using MS Project (or similar tool)
  • Capture an image of your task list + GANTT Chart, save the image as a document OR just submit the .mpp file
  • Submit your document to the instructor via Canvas (.mpp, .jpg, .pdf, .gif)


  • Assume that you are part of a team of four students.
  •  The four of you must prepare a research paper and present your research paper to the rest of the class.  (The topic of the paper is irrelevant for this lab exercise…)
  • Your instructor requires you to use the library and online web sites to research the topic.
  • You must also use the EBSCO online research database (for which you do NOT yet have an account.)
  • Your research must include at least 2 books, 2 periodical articles, and 4 different websites.
  • Your paper must be 5-7 pages of content, and must  include a cover page and full citation in a bibliography.
  • The paper will be turned in on hard copy in a nice folio or report cover
  • In addition to turning in your research paper, the four of you are required to create a slide presentation summarizing your research.
  • You will present your present your research to the rest of the class in the classroom on the last night of class.  Your presentation should take 5 – 10 minutes.  Bring your powerpoint slides to class on a flash drive.

Preliminary WBS

Here is a preliminary list of tasks.  These are in alphabetical order.  You must arrange them into chronological order and define predecessors/successors and durations.  Feel free to add tasks as needed.

  • Add Footnotes to Paper
  • Assemble the Final Document for submission
  • Assign roles & tasks to four students on the team
  • Buy a Report Cover
  • Buy Note Cards
  • Check out Books
  • Correct Spelling Errors in Draft
  • Create a Bibliography
  • Create an Outline of the paper
  • Get a Logon ID for the research web site
  • Give the presentation
  • Go to the library
  • Locate and Retrieve Books
  • Look up books by Subject
  • Organize Note Cards by Topic
  • Prepare the Final Copy
  • Prepare the Powerpoint Slides
  • Print the Final Copy
  • Print the Rough Draft
  • Read books and articles
  • Record catalog numbers
  • Rehearse the presentation
  • Run Spell check
  • Search the World Wide Web
  • Take notes on note cards
  • Turn the Report In
  • Write the Rough Draft