20.109(F12): Assignments

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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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===<center>10% Lab Notebooks</center>===
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.  
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. <br>
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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==Direct links to major assignments and guidelines==
==Direct links to major assignments and guidelines==

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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
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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%)
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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%)
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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.

Mod 1 assignments

Mod 2 assignments

Mod 3 assignments

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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