1. Write a definite proposal, and show initial work, for your final Max project. See Assignment 4.4 for details. I'll look at them in class and suggest revisions. Your initial work should be some serious Max programming, and your proposal should be specific, and feasible.
2. Look at Assignment 5.1, and write a clear proposal of what you intend to do. I will approve it, or make suggestions of how to improve it; once the proposal has been approved/revised, it can't be veered from. Here is Assignment 5.1.