The students write a 2-page chemistry autobiography at the beginning of the semester in order to reflect on their previous chemistry learning experiences, express their expectations for the class, and help me get to know them.
Students reflect on their chemistry learning experiences.
Students articulate their expectations for the course.
The instructor gets to know the students better.
Students need to know that correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation count. And my students need to be encouraged to be creative (within reason) in order to make it fun for me to read.