That's why the lab schedules are so important. Cause we were like - oh, yeah, we don't need to bring it, we won't fill it in. But you don't realise that if you fill it in, that is your lab report written for you and you just have to type it up neatly, you don't realise that until about a third of the way through year two, then you're like - oh my gosh.
Just tell me what a lab schedule is.
A lab schedule is basically, the lecturers for your lab will set up, it's like a list of instructions and it tells you what to do. Like in year one, it's basically it's like a step by step - you need to do this and then this and then this, you need to put this much in here and that much in there. There's space for results, and there's space for reflection and that's basically your lab report through.
But when you go to year two, there's gaps and it says you should know from your first year how much you need to put in. It just says set up - I don't know - a hemocytometer, for example, and it's like, before it told you how to do it, and then the first time it happened in year two, I was like, I can't remember how to do it. It's not telling me any more.
But they are really important. So one bit of advice I can tell year one is keep your lab schedules and fill them in as much as you possibly can because it'll make your life so much easier.