I received back the rough draft of my research paper. My instructor only had two comments on it. One of them asked for clarification of a point--but a couple pages earlier I had spent the better part of a page answering his question. Ugh!
His second comment was that he felt my one-sentence closing, about John Napier's belonging in the Pantheon of the great mathematicians of all time, to be "glib". Ugh.
Back to work, I guess. I have less than two weeks to perfect and resubmit it.