Weekly Assignments on "Scientific Writing":
Soaps, Detergents and Other Ambiphiles


Assignment #1: Writing Text (01/25/12). Rubric (01/25/12). Sources 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Sample as PDF and as DOCX.
Assignment #2: Creating & Integrating Schemes (02/01/12). Rubric (02/01/12). Sample as PDF and as DOCX.
Assignment #3: Tables, Descriptive Statistics, Histograms & Bell Curves (02/08/12). Data. Rubric (02/08/12). Sample as XLSX, XLS and PDF.
Assignment #4: Functions, Graphs and Regression (02/15/12). Source. Rubric (02/15/12). Sample as XLSX, XLS, DOCX and PDF.
Assignment #5: Searching, Bibliography, and Database (02/22/12). Rubric (02/22/12). Sample as DOCX and PDF.
Assignment #6: Oral Presentation (02/22/12). Rubric (02/22/12). Presentation Schedule.
Presentation Award Winners (by peer review, PDF format): Gold, Silver, Bronze, Histogram.
Assignment #7: Data Mining & Molecular Modeling of Protease Subtilisin (03/14/12). Rubric (03/14/12). RCSB Protein Data Bank. Enzyme Catalysis: The Serine Proteases. Jmol Help; Jmol; check out "select" under examples. Protein Workshop. How to Take Screen Shots Using Windows. How to Take Screen Shots on Macs. Samples 1, 2, and 3.

Assignment #8: Materials, Methods, & Appendix (03/19/12). Rubric (03/19/12). Sample as DOCX and PDF.
Assignment #9: Manuscript Preparation and Submission (03/19/12, bundled with A08). No rubric for A09; A09 will be peer-reviewed by 3-fold, written, anonymous peer review in A10.
Assignment #10: Written Scientific Peer Review (04/11/12). No rubric for A10; the quality of the peer reviews is not assessed formally.
Assignment #11: Rebuttal Letter, Revision of Manuscript, and Graphical Abstract (04/11/12). Rubric (04/11/12). Course Keywords Wordle (04/26/12).
Revised Paper Award Winners (by peer review): Gold, Gold, Bronze. Histogram A11 PR Scores. Honorary Mention (equally): Lauren Ahrens & Craig McKinney, Erin Cady & Jackie Labruzzo, and John Clizer & Greg Ralph.
First-Draft Peer Review Outcomes (Course Averages): A11 PR Scores & Average First-Draft Scores. Histogram First-Draft PR Scores. Recognition for Excellence in First-Draft Quality: Jessica Stokes & Lotte Wesley, Elizabeth York & Rebecca Brooks, and Lance Schell & Jed White.

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.