ABT 301 Fall 2017

TOPICS, READINGS, ASSIGNMENTS AND DUE DATES

Period  Date  Topic(s) Suggested Readings* Assignments Items Due**
1 8-23 Organization/Introduction pp. 2-20; 251-258; ABT 301 Datebase Page Question Set (QS) #1 ---
2 8-28 Scientific Method and Communication --- --- ---
3 8-30 Literature searching; reading papers; Plagiarism --- --- QS #1 DUE
4 9-4 Academic Holiday --- ---
5 9-6

Data Handling

pp.52-71; 151-166 QS #2 Proposal title, mentor info, & citations for 5 relevant papers
6 9-11

Data Handling/Research Papers

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7 9-13

Research Papers

pp.130-138 --- QS #2 DUE
8 9-18

Library Resources (AIC Training Room)

pp. 72-82 LIbrary Resource Exercise ---
9 9-20

EndNote Session I (AIC training room)

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10 9-25

EndNote Session II (AIC training room)

pp.21-32; 33-41; 42-51 --- LIbrary Resource Exercise
11 9-27

Presentations

Presentation Hints, pp. 259-271 --- ---
12 10-2

Presentations

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13 10-4

Research Proposals

pp. 225-236 --- Outside Seminar Critique
14 10-9

Research Proposals

pp.83-128 --- ---
15 10-11

Open Day

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16 10-16

Practice Presentations

--- Peer Evaluations Designated Evaluators must attend
17 10-18

Practice Presentations

--- Peer Evaluations Designated Evaluators must attend
18 10-23 Practice Presentations --- Peer Evaluations Designated Evaluators must attend
19 10-25 Practice Presentations --- Peer Evaluations Designated Evaluators must attend
20 10-30

Practice Presentations

--- Peer Evaluations Designated Evaluators must attend
21 11-1

Practice Presentations

--- Peer Evaluations Designated Evaluators must attend
22 11-6

Practice Presentations

--- Peer Evaluations Designated Evaluators must attend
23 11-8

Formal Presentations

--- List of Questions

All must attend

24 11-13

Formal Presentations

--- List of Questions

All must attend

FIRST DRAFT OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL DUE
25 11-15

Formal Presentations

--- List of Questions All must attend
26 11-20

Formal Presentations

--- List of Questions All must attend
27 11-22 Academic Holiday --- --- ---
28 11-27

Formal Presentations

--- List of Questions
All must attend PEER REVIEWS OF PROPOSALS DUE
29 11-29

Formal Presentations

--- List of Questions All must attend
30 12-4

Formal Presentations

--- List of Questions All must attend
31 12-6

Open day

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32 12-11

Final Version

! ! DUE by NOON
*Readings in Pechenik, J.A. (2007). A Short guide to Writing About Biology.  New York, Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Ltd. Sixth Edition

**NOTE that some assignments may be due on days OTHER than Monday or Wednesday