Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Assignment #5: due Thursday, May 1

Finish your blog. That's it. This assignment is worth the remaining 45 points.

Remember, your classmates will be using your blogs to determine which protein should be Protein of the Year 2014. Students will be asked to evaluate more on your posts than on the protein itself. How informative is your blog? How easy is it to read? How well have you incorporated images and any relevant reactions? How much effort have you put into it?

Once again, points will be fairly generous, but with the following caveats:

  • This is a firm deadline. If your blog is incomplete at this date, there will be deductions. If you do not have proper citations by this date (see below), you will receive a 0.
  • All figures must be properly cited to receive credit. If you made an image with PyMol or jmol, you must tell us the software you used and the PDB code. If you captured an image from the web or from printed material, you must provide a proper citation for it.
  • Cite where you found information as well, whether it be the primary literature, your textbook, wikipedia, etc. This is the reason you summarized journal articles for a previous assignment.
  • The work must be your own.
  • Typos should be cleaned up as best you can, especially if someone has pointed this out in a suggestion.
  • The bracket will be announced on the following day.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Assignment #4: Dues Tuesday, April 22

This assignment is worth 10 points.

Go to our signup page on Google docs to find the list of blogs. Then evaluate and leave constructive comments on at least the three blogs linked directly beneath yours; if you're at the bottom of the list, loop back around to the front. Feel free to comment on as many additional blogs as you would like. Failure to complete this assignment by the deadline will result in a loss of 10 points.

Remember, though, that this is the place for constructive comments rather than trash talk. Those who follow these directions will receive the full 10 points. Those that don't...really...why wouldn't you want 10 easy points?