It occurs to me that relevance is a key factor for creating a non-disposable project. I am inheriting a new course this term (forest ecology & silvics). Just by the nature of the topic, the ecology part will likely be fascinating. But if I’m not careful, the silvics (characteristics of trees) will be tedious. There are ~20 tree to cover; and for each 12-15 traits to know. Some creativity is needed here. Perhaps a class project where they create an online compendium of the silvical traits for the trees. I like the class project aspect, but the end result is not likely something I would want to read. (I’d have to in order to mark it … but it lacks personal interest). So I am looking forward to this afternoon for ideas.
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