When you follow convention, there is no need expecting something remarkably different as result; of course because you are doing the same thing everyone else does. As soon as an attempt is made to take a different move, the result certainly turns out different either the wrong way or a better way. This scenario can be associated to what is popularly acceptable in the academic undergraduate research terrain where students are made to follow strict and stipulated procedures in presenting undergraduate project topics and research materials. While this remains the case, the undergraduate research outcome of students hardly makes much sense because each research season welcomes a new set of undergraduates who run through the same cycle.
That notwithstanding, we will be discussing in this small space, little tiny secrets to top that research class and emerge with remarkable research outcome.
How to top a research class (the major public outing)
If your intention is to go outside the box to give your project supervisor a real brain workout, there is no need reading the same book your predecessors have read, consulting the same books they read during their research or even surfing the internet as usual. There is one more thing you have to do, an extra leap ahead which is reading above your level.
Reading above your level for undergraduate research means reading from authors whose knowledge is weigh beyond the intelligent quotient of a typical undergraduate but has more insight to lend if keen attention is laid to study through.
To wrap up, the tiny little secret to top a research class is to read above your level. This strategy will make your research more remarkable and more like a career project since devoted time and effort are put into it.