When setting goals, it is important that it is falsifiable — just like a research hypothesis. An acronym that can be helpful when setting goals, is SMART. With SMART, goals have to be: Specific Measurable Accepted Relevant Time-bound Specific What exactly is it that you are going to do? Define the exact action that you have to perform. Measurable How will you track your goal?
For your report, use the official university template if one exists. Think about how you will analyze your results before you have the results. Don’t follow the instructions from your supervisor blindly. Make sure you understand the reasoning behind the decisions. If you don’t understand why you do things a certain way, ask. When you present your work, you don’t want to answer any questions with “because my supervisor said so”.