soft start and speed control for single phase induction motor 1hp or less

hello i am oghenevwogaga izoma a diploma student
i have been given a final year project of which i am to provide a speed control and also a soft start for a single phase induction motor
No specifications given, i am to do the research on my own and come up with everything.
please i need help and i am also running out of time.
Motor specification not more than 1hp