Lab Times

My partners and I split up some of the protocol because we have differing schedules so I was in the lab this week for 4 hours. Should I come in for 2 more hours and if so, what am I supposed to do because they finished the protocol while I was gone.

Jeffrey Chang

1 comment:

Gwen Stovall said...

A couple of things ...

(1) You & your partner may divide up the steps, but both of you are responsible for the entire procedure (including the steps your partner performed). That means - you must know how to perform the step, write the step in your notebook, & note who performed each step. Additionally, you need to be able to perform the step in the future.

We had some problems with this in the past. People would split up the procedure & then they wouldn't know how to perform the step. So - later down the road, when it's necessary to perform the same technique, the student would have to be retrained & therefore would lose lots of time, falling behind in the class. I don't want this to happen in the future.

(2) Hours in lab - if you didn't spend the full 6 hours in lab this week, then don't sweat it too much. I imagine you'll probably need more than 6 hours some weeks, so it should all average out.

How does that sound?