The rest of my physics class and I are having a difficult time pleasing my Physics teacher when it comes to these damn lab reports. These things take a good 12 hours to do, and it the grades are generally pretty low. His rubric is not at all clear. He will not answer questions clearly either. I was always under the impression that a summary was:
"a comprehensive and usually brief abstract, recapitulation, or compendium of previously stated facts or statements."
So I asked him for a sample lab report earlier. A lab report which earned at least a B+. He said "absolutely not". I think this is pretty dumb...
So basically I am supposed to just keep guessing where he wants different things in the lab. I guess I am only supposed to discuss error in the conclusion. Apparently I am supposed to have my abstract littered with mathematical equations, but have a separate section for sample calculations. Should I pursue seeking a sample lab report some more?
I asked him a question about how I should write out the variable "v" for velocity last night via email. In class his v always looks like upsilon, the Greek letter. I asked him if this is something significant, and got a
"What do you think?"