Weekly Assignments on "Scientific Writing":
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Assignment #1: Writing Text (01/25/12).
PDF and as
Assignment #2: Creating & Integrating
PDF and as
Assignment #3: Tables, Descriptive
Statistics, Histograms & Bell Curves (02/08/12).
Functions, Graphs and Regression (02/15/12).
Rubric (02/15/12). Sample as
Assignment #5: Searching,
Bibliography, and Database (02/22/12).
Assignment #6: Oral Presentation (02/22/12).
Presentation Award Winners (by peer review, PDF format):
Assignment #7: Data Mining & Molecular Modeling of
Protease Subtilisin (03/14/12).
RCSB Protein Data Bank.
Catalysis: The Serine Proteases.
Jmol; check out "select" under examples.
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Materials, Methods, & Appendix (03/19/12).
Manuscript Preparation and Submission (03/19/12, bundled with A08). No rubric for A09; A09
will be peer-reviewed by 3-fold, written, anonymous peer review in A10.
Assignment #10: Written Scientific Peer Review
(04/11/12). No rubric for A10; the quality of the peer reviews is not
Assignment #11: Rebuttal Letter, Revision of
Manuscript, and Graphical Abstract (04/11/12).
Course Keywords Wordle (04/26/12).
Revised Paper Award Winners (by peer review):
Histogram A11 PR Scores.
Honorary Mention (equally): Lauren Ahrens & Craig McKinney,
Erin Cady & Jackie Labruzzo, and John Clizer & Greg Ralph.
First-Draft Peer Review Outcomes (Course Averages):
A11 PR Scores & Average
Histogram First-Draft PR
Scores. Recognition for Excellence in First-Draft Quality: Jessica Stokes & Lotte
Wesley, Elizabeth York & Rebecca Brooks, and Lance Schell & Jed White.
Scientific Writing & Peer Review: Manuscript Preparation, Review and
Assignments #9 - #11 constitute a contiguous sequence and the three assignments
result in one overall score. The review of A#9 will be Assignment #10 and every
submission will be peer reviewed by three groups/individuals. In Assignment #11, the
revised and resubmitted, along with a rebuttal letter, for a second peer review by
the same three referees. This second review will be a rubric-based peer review
and the average score is the A11 score.