User talk:Isaiah M. Castaneda

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Week 7 Journal Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time.
  • Your definitions and outline are complete.
  • You are still not using your template properly on your page. Please see the instructions that I gave on your Week 5 and 6 feedback to correct this.

Kam D. Dahlquist 16:57, 27 October 2011 (EDT)

Week 6 Journal Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time.
  • In order to use your template on the page, use the syntax like this
{{Isaiah M. Castaneda}}
not like this [[Template:Isaiah M. Castaneda]]
the first version will actually put the content of your template on the page, the latter only creates a link to your Template page.
  • The acidic amino acids are on the surface of the protein because they are hydrophilic, they "like" interacting with water. Water is also hydrophilic. Hydrophobic molecules do not interact with hydrophilic molecules; hydrophobic molecules only interact with each other.
  • DNA glycosylase is actually a tertiary structure; there is only one polypeptide chain. The other two chains in your screenshot are the DNA strands. So, we could consider that it is forming a quaternary structure with the DNA, but with respect to the protein, it is only a tertiary structure.

Kam D. Dahlquist 19:49, 19 October 2011 (EDT)

Week 5 Journal Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time, although I noticed that you added your template to the page after the deadline.
    • When you use your template on the page, you need to surround it with curly brackets like this:
{{Isaiah M. Castaneda}}

not like this:

[[Template:Isaiah M. Castaneda]]

The latter only makes a hyperlink to your template page instead of actually making the stuff on your template page appear.

  • Also, please add the list of assignment links to your template page.
  • You did not include the bibliographic reference to the paper you found on the Web of Science.
  • The narrative on your journal page just summarized your work on your project with one example. An electronic notebook needs to be an electronic record of everything that you did. To see an example of what this would look like, see Nicki's Week 5 page, for example.

Kam D. Dahlquist 18:36, 12 October 2011 (EDT)

Week 4 Journal Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time and for answering the questions.
  • Please use the wiki syntax for formatting your page. Please use the "#" to create a numbered list instead of numbering it yourself. I want you to get comfortable with this mode of work.
  • Please use your template on each of your assignment pages as described in the feedback to week 3.

Kam D. Dahlquist 18:44, 5 October 2011 (EDT)

Journal Club 1 Outline and Presentation Feedback

  • Unfortunately, you submitted your definitions and outline late. In the future, please make sure that you start your assignment sufficiently far in advance so that you turn it in on time.
  • Your definitions were complete and you gave the URLs for your definition. To make those citations complete, you need to note the date you accessed that URL.
  • Your outline was detailed, complete, and answered all of the questions.
  • However, your format was difficult to read. Use the wiki syntax for headers ("="), bullets ("*"), and numbering ("#") to make your different levels and avoid using the space character at the beginning of the line in this context. You can nest the bullet points and numbers to make different levels of outline. Also, if you use the ":" at the beginning of a line, it will indent it for you. From your various wiki entries, it appears that you are uncomfortable with using the wiki syntax in this way. However, I strongly encourage you to try it; it will make your pages look much better.
  • Next time, please just include your outline on that week's wiki page instead of creating a new page for it.
  • For your journal club presentation, you could have provided more analysis about your assigned figure. Please come see me ahead of time if you would like to discuss what to say in your presentation.

Kam D. Dahlquist 01:54, 5 October 2011 (EDT)

Week 3 Journal Feedback

  • Thank you for completing your assignment on time.
  • In your journal, you state that you were unsure how to find the nucleotide sequences associated with the paper besides the ones that were clickable links. On the PubMed page for the article, on the lower right-hand side, there are a set of links called "Related Information". Follow the "Nucleotide" link to find the sequences associated with the paper. In the future, please ask questions like this in class so that I can answer them right away.
  • Your journal page for this week is also fairly detailed, but there are further things you could do to improve the content and layout.
    • First, you could include enough detail so that your procedure could be followed by someone else just be looking at your page. For example, you could link to the instructions for the activity (or write out more details from it) and give the exact equations you used when doing your calculations for theta.
    • Second, please make sure to use headings, numbered and bulleted lists to organize your information.
  • Finally, you need to maintain a set of links to ease navigation of your pages. You should add the following to your template and then use your template on all of your assignment pages and on your user page:
    • The category "BIOL368/F11".
    • Links to all of the Assignment pages.
    • Links to all of the Class journal pages.
    • Links to all of your individual journal pages.
  • I will add feedback on the journal club outline and presentation separately, later.

Kam D. Dahlquist 19:26, 2 October 2011 (EDT)

Week 2 Journal Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time.
  • Your journal page is fairly detailed, but could use some organization. Please make sure to use headings, numbered and bulleted lists to organize your information.
  • You did show some full amino acid sequences, which is good. However, you could have then highlighted the differences and given more detail about what makes a protein pigmented with a particular color.
  • To prevent the issue with graphics incompatibility, you should upload your screenshots to the wiki right away in class.
  • You need to make sure that you include all the links asked for in the journal assignment. From your journal page you need to:
    • link back to your user page
    • link to the assignment page
    • add the "BIOL368/F11" category to the page.
    • If you add all of these things to your templage and then use your template on your journal page, it will automatically be taken care of. You should be sure to do this on assignments going forward.

Kam D. Dahlquist 19:46, 14 September 2011 (EDT)

Week 1 Redux Feedback

  • Thank you for making all of the suggested changes to your user page.

Kam D. Dahlquist 19:39, 14 September 2011 (EDT)

Week 1 Journal Feedback

  • Thank you for completing your assignment on time. There are a couple of things that you need to attend to:
    • You need to make a template for yourself and use it on your page. Please ask me in class if you need assistance with this.
  • You can also feel free to delete the text automatically generated by OpenWetware that is at the bottom of this page.

Kam D. Dahlquist 14:45, 7 September 2011 (EDT)


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