My Honors professor asks the teachers whom we do Honors projects for not to go over the top with what they have us do.
World Lit I: 4-5 critical analysis on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Travelling Companion." This is that teacher's first year at Perk, and first year, I think, having a student do an Honors project. She didn't know what to give me, even after talk to Honors Prof, and she let me pick. I don't know how much analysis has been done on "The Traveling Companion" but I know I'll be able to manage it.
Why didn't I do "The Snow Queen"? That would probably take 10-15 pages. It's an in-depth fairy tale and there's been a lot said on it. "The Traveling Companion" is more obscure, and there's not as much on it.
Biology II: 14-page paper and a 10-15 minute presentation on a topic of my choice. No, it's not over the top at all. 0_0 I got a bunch of scientogical topics that I was interested in together. On the list that I showed Bio Prof, he picked...dinosaurs. Oh, I am so having fun with that presentation.
I got two topics that I really like. You know, I heard a horror story about teachers who give their Honors kids 50-100 page papers. Some outright refuse to give their students a project at all.