I talked with a group of students after one of the seminars today and understood that quite a few students were quite stressed about course load in this and other course in December (exams, labs, essays, assignments etc. etc.).
So, I agreed to move the essay deadline forward in time all the way to the second half of January and the new deadline for the essay is Wednesday January 20. This means:
- You have more time to write the essay, you can choose to do it in January and concentrate more on other, more immediate tasks in December
- My goal is to grade and comment all seminar assignments in December (preferably before Christmas). You will thus get feedback on your seminar assignments (both comments on content and on points awarded) and also perhaps a better idea of how much time and effort to spend on writing the essay.
- You of course don't have to wait until Jan 20 to hand in your essay if you for some reason want to finish this course as soon as possible.
I hope that decreases some stress and helps you to better manage the examination in this and other courses you have in December.