In the Research Paper ICU

By: Group #13

“Get me 3 ccs of brainpower, STAT!” Our first draft of the research paper had to be taken to the ICU when our GSL realized that we hadn’t used respectable sources, didn’t have a clue about proper format in a scientific paper, and, worst of all, we weren’t really on topic. For a moment, we were despondently certain that our project had suffered heart failure at the pronouncement, and we didn’t know if we could revive it, but we did know that failure would never be an option.

We spent a long evening in emergency surgery before our GSL, Garret, finally approved our revised draft. In the process, we discovered a deep well of resilience within ourselves and realized that C. S. Lewis was right when he said “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn”. Our group has certainly learned that asking for help early on is a wise choice. It tends to prevent brutally long hours of frantic activity in the research paper ICU.

By now, the patient has walked out of the hospital, and our group learned more about carbon sequestration than we ever imagined. More importantly, however, this experience has taught us a life lesson: an ounce of prevention truly is worth a pound of cure.

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