I am currently in the trenches grading many general chemistry and inorganic lab reports. I wonder what strategies you use to teach and grade reports. I provide students with detailed guidelines and a grading rubric. They seem to have no problem following the format but they still struggle with presenting a logical analysis of their results that lead them to a viable conclusion.
I am currently struggling with the best way to provide good examples of abstracts and spectroscopic analyses. The examples I have are either do the analysis for them (previous lab reports) or are difficult for them to understand (literature papers). I would appreciate hearing other's experiences, resources! I also welcome any comments suggestions on my guidelines and rubric (linked above).
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