Welch Recitation (D09, D10)

You will conduct two major in-class/out-of-class projects and a smaller in-class project during recitation. Although some of the work on these projects will be completed in groups, you will be graded individually on DQs, worksheets, quizzes, and written assignments. Due dates are noted below; additional details will be given in class.

 
Wk
Date
Recitation activity
Due*
Resources
1
Aug 24-25
Introduction to scientific literature; academic planning
DQs
downloads,
guidelines
2
Aug 31-Sep 1
Project 1: Introduction and article discussion DQs
3
Sep 7-8
Project 1: Working with and graphing data

data sets
4
Sep 14-15
Project 1: Statistical analysis of data
Quiz
mini-lecture
5
Sep 21-22
Project 1: Data and poster workshop
Quiz
poster template
6
Sep 28-29
Project 1: Research Poster Session
Poster

7
Oct 5-6
Project 2: Introduction and article discussion DQs
see above
8
Oct 12-13
Project 2: Library resources and searching the literature
Worksheet
worksheet
9
Oct 19-22
Project 2: Defining research priorities
Annotated bibliography
improving writing,
worksheet
10
Oct 26-27
Project 2: Experimental design workshop
Pre-proposal pre-proposal form,
pre-proposal guidelines
11
Nov 2-3
Project 2: Writing workshop
Proposal complete draft

12
Nov 9-10
Mini-project 3: Building phylogenies
Proposal

13
Nov 16-17
Mini-project 3: Using phylogenies to study evolution


14
Nov 23-24
*** Thanksgiving break - no recitation ***


15
Nov 30-Dec 1
Project 2: Proposal Presentations and Funding Panel
Final Proposal, Presentation
sample slides

* Assignments will be due at the beginning of recitation, unless otherwise noted.  Quizzes will be given at the beginning of recitation.  In-class worksheets will be due at the end of recitation, unless otherwise noted in class. 

Readings will be announced in lecture or recitation and will be available on the course website.

Due 48 hours after recitation; instructions will be provided with the assignment.

 

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