Weekly Assignments on "Scientific Writing":
Dyes, Indicators & Chemical Sensors


Assignment #1: Writing Text. (01/26/11). Rubric (01/26/11). Sample.
New Due Date for A01: Thursday evening, midnight because of weather.
Sources Overview (Ger.), Functional Phenolphthaleins, Redox Indicator Dyes, Complexometry of Antacids, MRI Contrast Agents, Rxn-Based Sensors, Sensing with Indicator Dyes, More Sensing with Indicator Dyes.
Assignment #2: Creating & Integrating Schemes (02/04/11). Rubric (02/04/11). Sample.
Assignment #3: Tables, Descriptive Statistics, Histograms & Bell Curves (02/09/11). Data. Rubric (02/09/11). Sample as XLSX, XLS and PDF.
Assignment #4: Spectroscopy of the GFP Chromophore Based pH-Indicator 35Bu (Functions, Graphs and Regression; 2/16/11). Source. Rubric (02/16/11). Sample as XLSX, XLS and PDF.
Assignment #5: Searching, Bibliography, and Database (02/23/11). Rubric (02/23/11). Sample as DOC and PDF.
Assignment #6: Oral Presentation (02/23/11). Rubric (02/23/11). Presentation Schedule.
Presentation Award Winners (by peer review, PDF format): Gold, Silver, Bronze1, Bronze2.

Assignment #7: Data Mining & Molecular Modeling of Biological Sensor Protein (03/16/11). RCSB Protein Data Bank. GFP. Rubric (03/16/11). Samples 1, 2, and 3.
Assignment #8: Materials, Methods, & Appendix (03/21/11). Rubric (03/21/10). Sample.
Assignment #9: Manuscript Preparation and Submission (03/21/11, bundled with A08).
Assignment #10: Written Scientific Peer Review (04/13/11).
Assignment #11: Rebuttal Letter and Submission of Revision (04/13/11). Rubric (04/13/11). Scores.
Manuscript Award Winners (by peer review): Gold, Silver, Bronze.

Scientific Writing & Peer Review: Manuscript Preparation, Review and Revision
Assignments #9 - #11 constitute a contiguous sequence and the three assignments result in one overall score. The review of A#9 will be Assignment #10 and every submission will be peer reviewed by three groups/individuals. In Assignment #11, 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 A11 score.