Magnet Biology students,
It has been brought to my attention that the Henrietta Lacks assignment is unclear and has caused some undue stress among the class.
To ease some tension, remember that we will discuss the prompt on Tuesday, but I will not collect any or all prompts until the end of the semester. And to make matters simpler, as we discuss in class on Tuesday, I will give time for you to share your thoughts with your peers and for you to write down any new thoughts or ideas. Meaning, instead of worrying about having a perfect essay response due Tuesday, just jot down some ideas and we will discuss and flesh it out in class throughout the semester.
It was not my intention to assign a time-consuming project over break but to give you something to think about for our next discussion.
Please pass the word along to your friends not to fret about the assignment. I will clear up any additional misconceptions during class tomorrow.
Thanks and enjoy the last day of break,