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==Layout of the class==
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==Attendance==
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Lab attendance is mandatory and there are no make-up labs. A family crisis or severe illness requiring attention from the infirmary and prohibiting you from all your coursework are acceptable reasons for missing lab and every effort will be made to accommodate you in these exceptional circumstances.
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==Assignments==
You will perform three series of experiments (called “modules”) over the course of the semester. The modules differ in length and in the ways you will be assessed. For each module, you also have the opportunity to choose a concentration area for your assessments, namely
You will perform three series of experiments (called “modules”) over the course of the semester. The modules differ in length and in the ways you will be assessed. For each module, you also have the opportunity to choose a concentration area for your assessments, namely
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*an oral communication concentration (shown in red)  
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*<font color = red>an oral communication concentration (shown in red)</font color>
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*a written communication concentration (shown in blue)
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*<font color = blue>a written communication concentration (shown in blue)</font color>
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*an open-lab concentration (shown in green)
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You and your lab partner will have to choose a concentration for each module. A description of each is shown below.
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The experiments and your assignments are:  
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You will be working as pairs throughout the semester, but you will '''<font color = purple> submit several of your assignments and presentations as individuals</font color>'''. Relevant guidelines on academic integrity from MIT policies and procedures are [http://web.mit.edu/academicintegrity/collaboration/index.html here] and [http://web.mit.edu/policies/10/10.2.html here.] Please ask one of the teaching faculty if any question arises about what constitutes collaboration, plagiarism, etc.
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|<font color = red>Lab certifications </font color>(10%)
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|<font color = blue>Lab certifications </font color>(10%)
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|<font color = red>Online cloning lab and defense </font color>(5%)
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| lab certification +
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|<font color = blue>M1 ppt summary and notes </font color>(10%)
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| lab certification +
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| 20%
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| '''Due date'''
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|<font color = red>FACS data analysis and defense </font color>(5%)
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| '''2'''
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| colspan="2" | '''<center>totals 35% of final grade </center>'''
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|<font color = red>Slides for Oral Presentation </font color>(10%)
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|<font color = blue>Slides for Oral Presentation </font color>(10%)
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|<font color = red>Oral Presentation </font color>(10%)
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|<font color = blue>Full Research Article </font color>(25%)
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| '''Due date'''
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|<font color = red>Results and Discussion</font color> (15%)
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|colspan="2" | '''<center>totals 25% of final grade </center>'''
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| <font color = red>Written Research Pre-Proposal </font color>(10%)
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| <font color = blue>Written Research Pre-Proposal </font color>(10%)
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| <font color = red>Oral Presentation</font color> (15%)
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===Some important notes===
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#You and your lab partner must choose the same concentration area for each module.
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#We encourage but do not require that you try a different concentration for one module.
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#You are locked into your decisions for the term by the end M1D3.
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#'''Late work is penalized 1/3 of a letter grade each day late.'''
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#Only work turned in on time is guaranteed timely or extensive feedback.
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==<center>Module 1 Celebrations of Learning</center>==
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===Lab certifications===
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| '''Due date'''
 
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| '''concentration'''
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| '''% of final grade'''
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| '''submit'''
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| '''due'''
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| '''individual/partner'''
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|-
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|Part 1
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|both
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|<center>2</center>
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|in lab
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|M1D1: 9.11.12 or 9.12.12, open notes
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|individual
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|Part 2
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|both
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|<center>8</center>
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|in lab
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|M1D6: 10.2.12 or 10.3.12, open notes
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|individual
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| also in 1  
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===Online cloning lab and defense===
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| overall
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| '''concentration'''
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| '''% of final grade'''
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| [[20.109(F11):Blogging and summary thoughts| "Blog & Summary"]]
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| '''submit'''
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| 5
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| '''due'''
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| '''individual/partner'''
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|-
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| oral communication
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|<center>5</center>
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|Stellar homework drop box
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|slides due M1D6: 10.2.12, 11AM<br>defense for TA (+NK/AS) in lab 10.2.12 or 10.3.12
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|individual
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You will be working as pairs throughout the semester, but you will <font color = red> submit individual lab reports and give individual oral presentations</font color>. Relevant guidelines from MIT policies and procedures are [http://web.mit.edu/academicintegrity/collaboration/index.html here] and [http://web.mit.edu/policies/10/10.2.html here.] Please ask one of the teaching faculty if any question arises about what constitutes collaboration, plagiarism, etc.  
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===M1 ppt summary and notes===
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In addition to the assignments listed above there will be
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*'''Daily Lab Quizzes''' (5% of final grade)
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| '''concentration'''
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**These are intended to refresh your memory about the experiment you are performing. They will not be hard and should take no more than 5 minutes at the beginning of lab.
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| '''% of final grade'''
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*'''Homework Assignments''' (10% of final grade)
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| '''submit'''
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**These will vary considerably in content and points associated with each assignment. You may be asked to perform a calculation, draw a conclusion, and/or make a figure using the data you have collected. The homeworks can be found in the "for next time" section of each lab day. <font color = red> You can work with your lab partner, friends and teaching assistants on these assignments but you will hand in individual assignments. </font color>
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| '''due'''
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*'''Laboratory Notebooks''' (5% of final grade)
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| '''individual/partner'''
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**You will record your data on the white pages of a bound notebook. The yellow, duplicate pages will be collected and evaluated by the teaching assistants. Guidelines for notebook keeping are [[20.109(F11):Guidelines for maintaining your lab notebook| here.]]
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| written communication
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<font color= red><b>Late work will be penalized 1/3 of a letter grade for each day late and will not be accepted after a week.</b></font color>
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|<center>10</center>
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|Stellar homework drop box
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==Lab Attendance==
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|slides due M2D1: 10.11.12, 11AM
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|partner
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Lab attendance is mandatory and there are no make-up labs. A family crisis or severe illness requiring attention from the infirmary and prohibiting you from all your coursework are acceptable reasons for missing lab and every effort will be made to accommodate you in these exceptional circumstances.
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|}
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===FACS data analysis and defense===
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{| border="1"
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|-
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| '''concentration'''
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| '''% of final grade'''
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| '''submit'''
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| '''due'''
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| '''individual/partner'''
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|-
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| oral communication
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|<center>5</center>
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|Stellar homework drop box
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|M2D1: 10.11.12, 11AM<br>defense during lab for BE 10.11.12 or 10.12.12
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|partner
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|}
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==<center>Module 2 Celebrations of Learning</center>==
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===Slides for Oral Presentation===
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{| border="1"
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|-
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| '''concentration'''
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| '''% of final grade'''
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| '''submit'''
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| '''due'''
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| '''individual/partner'''
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|-
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| both
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| <center>10</center>
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|Stellar homework drop box
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|M2D3: 10.18.12 or 10.19.12, 1PM
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|individual
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|}
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===Oral Presentation===
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{| border="1"
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|-
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| '''concentration'''
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| '''% of final grade'''
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| '''submit'''
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| '''due'''
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| '''individual/partner'''
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|-
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| oral communication
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| <center>10</center>
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|Stellar homework drop box
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|M2D5: 10.23.12 or 10.24.12, 1PM <br>or<br> M2D8: 11.6.12 or 11.7.12, 1PM
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|individual
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|}
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===Full Research Article===
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{| border="1"
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|-
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| '''concentration'''
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| '''% of final grade'''
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| '''submit'''
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| '''due'''
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| '''individual/partner'''
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|-
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| written communication
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| <center>25</center>
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|Stellar homework drop box
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|11.12.12, 11:12AM
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|individual
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|} 
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===Results and Discussion sections===
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{| border="1"
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| '''concentration'''
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| '''% of final grade'''
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| '''submit'''
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| '''due'''
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| '''individual/partner'''
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|-
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| oral communication
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| <center>15</center>
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|Stellar homework drop box
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|11.12.12, 11:12AM
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|individual  
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|} 
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==<center>Module 3 Celebrations of Learning</center>==
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===Written Research Pre-Proposal===
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{| border="1"
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|-
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| '''concentration'''
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| '''% of final grade'''
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| '''submit'''
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| '''due'''
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| '''individual/partner'''
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|-
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| both
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| <center>10</center>
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| OWW page, printed and brought to class
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| M3D4: 11.29.12, 11AM
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| partner
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|} 
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===Oral Presentation===
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{| border="1"
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|-
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| '''concentration'''
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| '''% of final grade'''
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| '''submit'''
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| '''due'''
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| '''individual/partner'''
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|-
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| oral communication concentration
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| <center>10</center>
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| Stellar homework drop box
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| M3D6: 12.06.12 or 12.07.12, 1PM
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| partner
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|}
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===Written Research Proposal===
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{| border="1"
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|-
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| '''concentration'''
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| '''% of final grade'''
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| '''submit'''
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| '''due'''
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| '''individual/partner'''
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|-
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| written communication concentration
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| <center>10</center>
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| Stellar homework drop box
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| M3D6: 12.06.12 or 12.07.12, 1PM
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| partner
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|}
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==<center>All term, independent of concentration</center>==
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===5% Pre-lab Questions===
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You will be assigned a day to write three questions in advance of lab, submit these to the TA 24 hours in advance
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===10% Lab Notebooks===
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These will be reviewed by the TA once each module. You will be graded on a check minus (=75%), check (=85%), check plus (=95%) scale. The requirements for your notebooks are described here.
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The yellow sheets of your lab notebooks must be turned in to the TA by noon on 9.21.12 (module 1), 10.19.12 (module 2), 11.30.12 (module 3). They will be returned at the start of your next lab period. <br>
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===5% Reflections===
==Direct links to major assignments and guidelines==
==Direct links to major assignments and guidelines==
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[[20.109(F11):DNA engineering lab practical| Module 1 lab practical]]<br>
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[[20.109(F12):DNA engineering lab practical| Module 1 lab practical]]<br>
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[[20.109(F11):DNA engineering powerpoint summary| Module 1 powerpoint summary]]<br>
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[[20.109(F12):DNA engineering powerpoint summary| Module 1 powerpoint summary]]<br>
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[[20.109(F11): System engineering research article| Module 2: Research article guidelines]]<br>
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[[20.109(F12): System engineering research article| Module 2: Research article guidelines]]<br>
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[[20.109(F11): Mod 3 Day 6 Oral presentations| Module 3: Research proposal guidelines]]<br>
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[[20.109(F12): Mod 3 Day 6 Oral presentations| Module 3: Research proposal guidelines]]<br>
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[[20.109(F11):Blogging and summary thoughts| "Blog & Summary"]]<br>
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[[20.109(F12):Blogging and summary thoughts| "Blog & Summary"]]<br>
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[[20.109(F11):Guidelines for writing up your research| General guidelines for writing up your research]] <br>
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[[20.109(F12):Guidelines for writing up your research| General guidelines for writing up your research]] <br>
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[[20.109(F11):Guidelines for oral presentations| General guidelines for giving scientific talks]]
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[[20.109(F12):Guidelines for oral presentations| General guidelines for giving scientific talks]]

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Attendance

Lab attendance is mandatory and there are no make-up labs. A family crisis or severe illness requiring attention from the infirmary and prohibiting you from all your coursework are acceptable reasons for missing lab and every effort will be made to accommodate you in these exceptional circumstances.

Assignments

You will perform three series of experiments (called “modules”) over the course of the semester. The modules differ in length and in the ways you will be assessed. For each module, you also have the opportunity to choose a concentration area for your assessments, namely

  • an oral communication concentration (shown in red)
  • a written communication concentration (shown in blue)

You will be working as pairs throughout the semester, but you will submit several of your assignments and presentations as individuals. Relevant guidelines on academic integrity from MIT policies and procedures are here and here. Please ask one of the teaching faculty if any question arises about what constitutes collaboration, plagiarism, etc.

Module Oral communication concentration Written communication concentration
1
totals 20% of final grade
Lab certifications (10%) Lab certifications (10%)
Online cloning lab and defense (5%) M1 ppt summary and notes (10%)
FACS data analysis and defense (5%)
2
totals 35% of final grade
Slides for Oral Presentation (10%) Slides for Oral Presentation (10%)
Oral Presentation (10%) Full Research Article (25%)
Results and Discussion (15%)
3
totals 25% of final grade
Written Research Pre-Proposal (10%) Written Research Pre-Proposal (10%)
Oral Presentation (15%) Written Research Proposal (15%)

Some important notes

  1. You and your lab partner must choose the same concentration area for each module.
  2. We encourage but do not require that you try a different concentration for one module.
  3. You are locked into your decisions for the term by the end M1D3.
  4. Late work is penalized 1/3 of a letter grade each day late.
  5. Only work turned in on time is guaranteed timely or extensive feedback.

Module 1 Celebrations of Learning

Lab certifications

concentration % of final grade submit due individual/partner
Part 1 both
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in lab M1D1: 9.11.12 or 9.12.12, open notes individual
Part 2 both
8
in lab M1D6: 10.2.12 or 10.3.12, open notes individual

Online cloning lab and defense

concentration % of final grade submit due individual/partner
oral communication
5
Stellar homework drop box slides due M1D6: 10.2.12, 11AM
defense for TA (+NK/AS) in lab 10.2.12 or 10.3.12
individual

M1 ppt summary and notes

concentration % of final grade submit due individual/partner
written communication
10
Stellar homework drop box slides due M2D1: 10.11.12, 11AM partner

FACS data analysis and defense

concentration % of final grade submit due individual/partner
oral communication
5
Stellar homework drop box M2D1: 10.11.12, 11AM
defense during lab for BE 10.11.12 or 10.12.12
partner

Module 2 Celebrations of Learning

Slides for Oral Presentation

concentration % of final grade submit due individual/partner
both
10
Stellar homework drop box M2D3: 10.18.12 or 10.19.12, 1PM individual

Oral Presentation

concentration % of final grade submit due individual/partner
oral communication
10
Stellar homework drop box M2D5: 10.23.12 or 10.24.12, 1PM
or
M2D8: 11.6.12 or 11.7.12, 1PM
individual

Full Research Article

concentration % of final grade submit due individual/partner
written communication
25
Stellar homework drop box 11.12.12, 11:12AM individual

Results and Discussion sections

concentration % of final grade submit due individual/partner
oral communication
15
Stellar homework drop box 11.12.12, 11:12AM individual

Module 3 Celebrations of Learning

Written Research Pre-Proposal

concentration % of final grade submit due individual/partner
both
10
OWW page, printed and brought to class M3D4: 11.29.12, 11AM partner

Oral Presentation

concentration % of final grade submit due individual/partner
oral communication concentration
10
Stellar homework drop box M3D6: 12.06.12 or 12.07.12, 1PM partner

Written Research Proposal

concentration % of final grade submit due individual/partner
written communication concentration
10
Stellar homework drop box M3D6: 12.06.12 or 12.07.12, 1PM partner

All term, independent of concentration

5% Pre-lab Questions

You will be assigned a day to write three questions in advance of lab, submit these to the TA 24 hours in advance

10% Lab Notebooks

These will be reviewed by the TA once each module. You will be graded on a check minus (=75%), check (=85%), check plus (=95%) scale. The requirements for your notebooks are described here. The yellow sheets of your lab notebooks must be turned in to the TA by noon on 9.21.12 (module 1), 10.19.12 (module 2), 11.30.12 (module 3). They will be returned at the start of your next lab period.

5% Reflections

Direct links to major assignments and guidelines

Module 1 lab practical
Module 1 powerpoint summary
Module 2: Research article guidelines
Module 3: Research proposal guidelines
"Blog & Summary"

General guidelines for writing up your research

General guidelines for giving scientific talks
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