|added Mon January 26 2004 at 4:22 PM
|I noticed what I found to be an interesting coincidence today when I picked up some homework from one of my classes. The assignments had actually been handed back during class, but I missed one bundle, so I needed to go through the stack again. I was near the front of the class, so I got the bundles of papers before most of the class did, and I noticed that most of the work was done on engineering paper. This makes sense, because we've all had the same class that requires engineering paper, and it just keeps work so much neater.
However, when I went to check the box this afternoon, most of the assignments left in the box were on notebook or loose-leaf paper (not engineering paper). It would seem from this observation that students that do their homework on engineering paper are more likely to attend class. Interesting coincidence? I don't actually think so.
I think that the reason why the majority of the assignments written on engineering paper were picked up was because those that care enough to use better paper are also more likely to care enough to attend class. Perhaps only slackers will turn in engineering homework on something other than engineering paper? Well, it's not quite that cut and dry, because I saw someone today working an assignment ahead on notebook paper. And obviously, all slackers don't use notebook paper, because I'm definitely a slacker, and I use engineering paper for assignments.
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