Day 34/180: Start of the required lab, checking homework, and some running thoughts
Time to assuage some panic for this big lab. Hopefully it worked, or at minimum, they realize that I’m not gonna back down. To be honest, I’m not sure it’s a realistic timeline, especially with a lot of kids in and out for Friday’s homecoming festivities. We’ll see how this goes. What they don’t realize: how to write a rough draft (I heard several say out loud that they never write rough drafts), editing (since they don’t do rough drafts, they clearly don’t know how to edit), how to plan ahead in the writing (lab reports are awfully formulaic). They can sketch out exactly the formatting and calculations even if they don’t know the final masses yet, and this doesn’t seem to gel with many of them. I wonder if it’s a by-product of their non-editing-habits. We’ll see how much they have ready tomorrow.