In having to take the senior seminar course I have learned that time management is a very important skill to have. I also learned that the senior project is something that is very hard to do, even though it is over something that you enjoy , you have to do a lot of research that takes up your time. you have to master your topic. I also learned how to be more flexible in my schedule since other people, my panel members, were also included in my project and had different time schedules than mine. Being a bit more organized helped a lot in the sense that I knew where to go and at what time certain people were available.
What I recommend for next years seniors is to take advantage of the time Susan gives you over the summer. Trying to figure out what it is that you want to do and what you need to do in order to succeed on this project. Another thing that you might want to do is have a schedule of what you want to do. Talk to seniors and try and get a sense of what you need to do. Also ask the seniors what classes they took so you could have a sense of what classes you might be taking so you can build your schedule around that. Also get connections or at least try and look people up who are willing to help you with the project so looking for people won't be as tie consuming as it would be if you tried to do it at te lat minute.
But the most important thing is just to actually work on it during the summer. Susan will give you a paper that tells you what it needs to have and all that stuff. definitely use that to your advantage because you will need that time. They make it a yearly project because it does take that long to master what your topic is