Here is a great submission from an organic chemistry professor at a liberal arts college.
What suggestions for improvement could you offer?
Please please please get rid of group lab reports. Every group lab in the history of mankind results in one student doing the majority of the work while the other acts as dead weight. Back when cavemen were learning how to make fire, there was always "that guy" who would throw water on the embers. Imagine walking several miles in the winter for hours wearing only a loin cloth (as was the fashion back then) and carrying only a spear for your defense when you finally come across a wooly mammoth or whatever cavemen hunted. You are absolutely stoked to see a wooly mammoth because I mean come on, it's a wooly mammoth. The thing's huge. So you scare that giant wannabe cow-looking-thing right off the side of a cliff killing it instantly. You drag the beast back to your cave and expect there to be a fire roaring when you get back. You left detailed instructions on how to start the fire by drawing pictures on the wall. Really good pictures too, like, drawing inside the lines good. Instead of a fire, you come back to find a triangle wheel. How does a triangle wheel help you cook a wooly mammoth? I'll tell you. It doesn't. Professor, it just doesn't help you cook the wooly mammoth. So of course you're a little irked and you wonder how the guy charged to start a fire ended up making a triangle wheel which is useless unto itself because, come on, a wheel should be circular, but who am I to stifle someone's creativity? So you end up having to leave something you know is pretty much wrong in the lab report because you can't exclude it and rewrite it yourself since it's the only thing your lab partner did. And that's how I ended up finding myself. I was left with an uncooked wooly mammoth left to rot in my dorm room for the rest of that week.