I could go the rest of my life without reading that "X is always there for Y" or some variant thereof. What does that mean? "Always"? X and Y aren't going to die someday? I'm a nasty cynic, aren't I?
This set was overall significantly stronger than the previous set. The class is good as a whole, and I think they're getting a sense of what college asks of them, and stepping up to do the work. It's cool!
They also have a fun class personality. It's a pleasure to work with them. Today we did bunches of brainstorming for a coming essay, and they shared great ideas.