Wednesday, July 26, 2006

My First Fun PSS

Today has been a pretty good day. I got a lot of work done, and class was actually fun instead of stressful or just plain confusing. In fact, our PSS went really, really well---the best one yet. We even finished a few minutes early. I think that the PSS went so well partly because we have finally gotten the hang of doing it, and partly because the questions we got asked came mainly from the reading for today. We were working as a large group again, and it was my turn to be the timer.

I don't think I told you that there are four jobs that rotate among the eight of us. They are the leader (self-explanatory), the reader (responsible for reading the objectives and questions), the scribe (basically our group secretary), and the timer (keeps us from spending too long on any one question). In our group, we have worked it where we change jobs each session, and each person in the group alternates between having a job and not having one. So since I had a job today, I won't have one on Friday, but I will have one on Monday of next week, and so on. Last week, I was the leader, and that is a much harder job than being the timer! I haven't been the scribe or the reader yet.

My group has also come to the realization that we do not make good use of the online resources when we look up information during our PSSs. I mean, Google Scholar and Google Image can only take you so far, right? So we decided that we would get the librarian at the Lerner Institute library to work with the eight of us for an hour or so to help us become better at accessing the online resources. There was a brief orientation to the online resources at the beginning of this summer module, but it was not really all that helpful because there just wasn't enough time. Some of the other groups are also getting individual help, and we thought it was a good idea for us to do it, too. We are planning to do our library session on Thursday morning.

That's about it for now. I have some reading to do for my lab, because our research plans are due this week. I still have to write mine, so that's on the agenda for tonight and tomorrow. We have no classes tomorrow, so that helps a lot as far as getting caught up is concerned.


Anonymous said...

Really nothing to worry about. Just snuggle up with a copy of Lippincott's biochemistry and it'll be alright.


A Fond Admirer

CCLCM Student said...

You're not the first person to tell me willing to part with your copy??? ;-)

Anonymous said...

just look in trash cans on the 2nd floor of the lri. there are plenty of lww and other study aids/books to be found, for free.

another fond admirer
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