Weekly Assignments on "Scientific Writing":
Aspirin and Other Painkillers


Assignment #1: Writing Text. Sources 1, 2, 3 & 4 (01/29/10). Rubric (02/01/10). Sample.
Assignment #2: Creating Schemes & Integration with Text (02/05/10). Rubric (02/09/10). Sample.
Assignment #3: Tables, Stats, and Graphs (02/12/10). Rubric (02/16/10). Sample as XLSX, XLS and PDF.
Assignment #4: Functions, Graphs, and Regression (02/19/10). Arrhenius and Eyring equations. Rubric (02/23/10). Sample as XLSX, XLS and PDF.
Assignment #5: Searching, Bibliography, and Database (02/26/10). Rubric (03/02/10). Sample as DOCX and PDF.

Project #1: Oral Presentation on Painkiller (02/26/10). Rubric (03/02/10). Presentation Schedule.
Presentation Award Winners (by peer review, PDF format): Gold, Silver, Bronze. That's a Rap.

Assignment #6: Molecular Models & Data Mining (03/19/10). Rubric (03/24/10). Samples 1 & 2 (CEL) and 3 (IBF).
Assignment #7: Materials, Methods, & Appendix (03/22/10). Rubric (03/26/10). Sample.
Assignment #8: Manuscript Preparation and Submission (03/22/10).
Context reading on Group Electronegativities: Wells, 1968; Geerlings, 1993; Xie, 1995.
Context reading on Substituent Constants: Hansch, 1991.
Assignment #9: Written Peer Review (04/13/10).
Assignment #10: Rebuttal Letter and Submission of Revision (04/23/10). Rubric (04/15/10). Scores.

Project #2: Manuscript Preparation, Review and Revision
Assignments #8 - #10 constitute Project #2 and the three assignments result in one overall score. The review of A#8 will be Assignment #9 and every submission will be peer reviewed by three groups/individuals. In Assignment #10, the manuscript is revised and resubmitted, along with a rebuttal letter, for a second peer review by the same three referees. This second review will be a rubric-based peer review and the average score is the P#2 score.
Manuscript Award Winners (by peer review): Gold, Silver, Bronze.