Weekly Assignments on "Scientific Writing":
Solar Energy and Other Renewables


Assignment #1: Writing Text (01/30/13). Rubric (01/30/13). Sample as PDF, as DOC and as DOCX.
Assignment #2: Creating & Integrating Schemes (01/30/13). Rubric (01/30/13). Sample1 as PDF, as DOC, and as DOCX. Sample2 as PDF, as DOC, and as DOCX.
Assignment #3: Tables, Descriptive Statistics, Histograms & Bell Curves (01/30/13). Data as DOC file and as DOCX file. Rubric (01/30/13). Sample as XLSX, XLS and PDF.
Assignment #4: Functions, Graphs and Regression (01/30/13). Source. N719. Plasmonic NPs. Surface Plasmon Resonance (PDF). Rubric (01/30/13). Sample as XLSX, XLS, DOCX, DOC, and as PDF.
Assignment #5: Searching, Bibliography, and Database (01/31/13). Rubric (01/31/13). Sample as DOCX, DOC and PDF.
Assignment #6: Oral Presentation (01/31/13). Rubric (01/31/13). Presentation Schedule.
Presentation Award Winners (by peer review, PDF format): Gold, Silver, Bronze, Histogram. Honorary Mention for Dazzling Color as PPTX, PPT and PDF.
Assignment #7: Data Mining & Molecular Modeling of Photosystems I and II (02/01/13). Rubric (02/01/13). RCSB Protein Data Bank. Photosystem I and Photosystem II. Photosynthetic Electron Transport and ATP Synthesis (Animation). Reviews 1, 2 and 3. Helpful information: 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 from SP15 (Assignment #7 was omitted in SP13 due to blizzard-related scheduling issues).

Assignment #8: Materials, Methods, & Appendix (02/01/13). Rubric (02/01/13). Sample as DOCX, DOC and PDF.
Assignment #9: Manuscript Preparation and Submission (02/01/13, 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 (02/01/13). No rubric for A10; the quality of the peer reviews is not assessed formally.
Assignment #11: Rebuttal Letter, Revision of Manuscript, and Graphical Abstract (02/01/13). Rubric (02/01/13).
Revised Paper Award Winners (by peer review): Gold, Silver, Bronze. Bronze. Histogram A11 PR Scores (05/13/13).

Course Outcomes: Course Histogram (05/13/13). Course Keywords Wordle (04/27/13).

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.