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Doing some more Calibrated Peer Reviews.

Seriously, I could CRY. On our last round, two out of three essays I marked were terrible. This round (writing a lab report introduction from a provided procedure/materials/results write-up) also seems to be following that pattern - the last one I marked was SO bad I was forced to flunk it. It's the first one I've actually flunked. And the one I'm looking at now isn't much better - if it actually isn't worse.

*skims*'s worse. Jesus. HOW are these people ever going to work in a laboratory if they can't bloody read basic instructions?! E.g. DON'T put the procedure in a lab report introduction! Both have! Neither have a hypothesis! Both re-state the results! Which, obviously, are already IN the "results" section of this hypothetical report.

And neither paper so far has been able to follow APA format - holy fuck, the one I'm looking at now cites one source as, "Adobe Acrobat file." OMFG.

Why can't I just write, "You've got to be fucking kidding me," on these? Because I really, really want to.

...I don't drink, so I can't drink heavily to get through this. Maybe I'll deal by going and looking for some pr0n again. Even if it's bad, it's bound to be better than THIS.

Also, my image host appears to have been abducted by aliens. Like, the site isn't even there anymore. Buh? Possibly they just had a major server crash or something, but if it's not back in a day or so, I guess I'll be re-uploading everything somewhere else.

Does Scrapbook actually work for mood icons? Since I'm paid up for a while, I might as well take advantage of it if it'll work.

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Date: 2009-02-08 09:05 pm (UTC)
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It sounds like cruel and unusual punishment, which, by the way, is "illegal" down here in the states.

Maybe your prof went insane from years of having to read them alone, and now they decided they've had enough, and they want to turn their students cannons, so to speak, back upon themselves.


I had to go back and put quotes around illegal, because, well... Bush.

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Date: 2009-02-09 11:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Whoa. Those Peer review things seem to be really out of it. I really really sympathise! I can do the right format of a scientific report even if the content is light and pathetically worthless. :P

I just hope I won't have to do anything like that for my science classes this year! :S


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