Q: Can I propose my own project?
Of course, as long as it is within my interests and that you provide a serious project description. The description should include the background, project objectives and deliverables, and a few relevant references. See my example projects
Q: You mentioned X as a desirable skill but I’m not good at it. Can I still get the project?
Sure, if you believe you can get up to speed fast with the required skill.
Q: How can I handle my references?
I would suggest to use Mendeley. It’s a free tool to manage your papers and add references to your report.
Q: How to manage my project?
I strongly suggest to use Trello. It’s a free tool for tracking your progress and doing project management. If you use this, add me to the Board so I can give you more immediate feedback.