Why Am I Editing?
I complete all of my daily assignments, and I am still struggling with understanding.
It is the natural process of learning to struggle with new concepts. We call this having
disequilibrium, and it is a good thing! It means you are learning something new (how exciting)! If
you don't feel it, you actually aren't learning something new, you are simply practicing something
you already know. Sometimes disequilibrium can last only seconds, sometimes much longer.
Don't stress...you will understand eventually. Keep asking for support and clarification.
How To Edit
You can always improve your grade in this class (and more importantly your learning) by editing
exams to show that you understand a concept you previously had disequilibrium with. To earn
credit for your corrections, follow the directions below.
1. Corrections must be on a separate sheet of paper that is stapled to the back of the
assessment. Do not write on the original assessment!
2. You must clearly label which problems you missed and are editing.
3. For each problem, you must write a short paragraph that explains where the original mistake
was and why the new way you did the problem is correct. This is a “verbal proof” of the
problem and really needs to prove to me that you understand the concept. Your explanation
should include key concepts learned in class. Use your notes to support you in your
edit and explanation. Using evidence from the labs is also a great place to seek
4. FIRST EDIT SHOULD BE COMPLETED WITHIN ONE WEEK OF THE DAY THE TEST WAS
RETURNED. YOU SHOULD MEET TARGET ON YOUR EDIT BEFORE THE NEXT
ASSESSMENT TO GET MAXIMUM LEARNING!
HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF AN EDITED PROBLEM....
QUESTION: 14. If you had a block whose length is 3cm, width is 2cm, and height is
5cm and you dropped it into a graduated cylinder with 50 ml of water in it, what
would be the new water level?
STUDENT'S ORIGINAL ANSWER:
The block has a volume of 10cm.
HOW TO EDIT THIS CORRECTLY USING WORDS & NUMBERS!
In my original answer I added the length, width and height when I should have multiplied those
numbers together because the formula for the volume of a rectangular prism is length x width x
height. The volume of the block is 3cm x 2cm x 5cm= 30cm3. If this block is placed in a
graduated cylinder with 50mL of water in it then the final volume of the graduated cylinder will be
50mL + 30mL = 80mL