This advice is for those who are creating something creative.
Set aside some time every week to work on your project. This time should not be during the senior seminar period because you will be too busy working on other things during that class. Set aside 2 hours a week for actual designing/building/painting/sculpting/whatever. All your research should be done by the end of the first semester, so that come second semester you are dedicated to working.
The senior seminar period is mainly to work on blogging, research and assignments that Susan gives you. Try not to use it for working on college/scholarship apps or watching YouTube videos. You have a lot of time for that in the fourth quarter. Also don't work on assignments from other classes.