A school project is an assignment given to a student based on a certain chapter of a certain subject, only to enhance their knowledge of it. School projects are creative, and innovative and allow students to think outside of the box as they get to surf the internet to acquire extra knowledge about the subject. School projects can be individual or group. The latter teaches students to collaborative and cooperation skills as well as teamwork. School projects may include, graphs, charts, bibliography, and pictures. It might include diagrams and visual aids to authenticate one’s research on the project.
Different school projects help students to grow different types of skills.
- A project involving reading and writing helps a student to demonstrate, comprehend,
understand and interpret the texts. These type of projects also includes class discussions.
- An information-data organizing project helps students to collect, sort, and summarize information and data for a topic.
- Major Investigation Projects enable students to actually brainstorm their own questions for a topic, collect, organize, and evaluate information. They also have to draw conclusions and present their projects with explanations.
When on one hand, school projects enhance the skills of students and provide them with a very interesting mode of studying, it can sometimes be a little too pressuring for students, given that they have to study for exams as well. Meeting the deadlines for project submissions also becomes extremely stressful, hence it is important for schools to balance out the number of projects with the number of examinations taken in a whole academic year.