Weekly Assignments on "Scientific Writing":
Chemistry of Light-Based Technologies: Photocatalysis


Assignment #1: Prewriting Activities and Writing Paragraphs (01/20/15, upd. 02/04/2015). Rubric (01/20/15). Sample as PDF, as DOC and as DOCX.
Assignment #2: Creating & Integrating Schemes (01/20/15). Rubric (01/20/15). Sample as PDF and as DOCX.
Assignment #3: Tables, Descriptive Statistics, Histograms & Bell Curves (01/20/15). Data as DOC file and as DOCX file. Rubric (01/20/15). Sample as XLSX and PDF.
Assignment #4 (updated 2/21): Functions, Graphs and Regression (01/20/15). Source as PDF and via DOI. Rubric (01/20/15). Sample as XLSX, DOCX, and PDF. Example #1 (SP14) as XLSX, DOCX, and PDF. Example #2 (SP14) as DOCX and PDF.
Assignment #5: Searching, Bibliography, and Database (01/20/15). Rubric (01/20/15). Leading references: 1 (PDF, DOI); 2a (PDF, DOI); 2b (PDF, DOI); 2c (PDF, DOI); and 3 (PDF, DOI). For Best Practices for Reporting on Heterogeneous Photocatalysis, see: PDF, DOI. Sample as DOCX and PDF.
Assignment #6: Oral Presentation (01/20/15, updated 02/28/15). Rubric (01/20/15). Presentation Schedule.
Presentation Award Winners (by peer review): Gold (PPTX, PPSX), Gold (PPTX, PPSX), Bronze (PPTX, PPSX), Histogram.

Assignment #7: Data Mining & Molecular Modeling of Photosystems I and II (01/20/15; cf. SP13). Rubric (01/20/15; cf. SP13). RCSB Protein Data Bank. Photosystem I and Photosystem II. Photosynthetic Electron Transport and ATP Synthesis (Animation). Reviews 1, 2, 3, and 4. Helpful information: Jmol Mousing Around and Jmol Interactions; Jmol/JSmol interactive scripting documentation; check out "select" under examples. Protein Workshop. How to take screenshots using Windows or Macs. Samples 1, 2, and 3.

Assignment #8: Materials, Methods, & Appendix (01/20/15). Rubric (01/20/15). For Best Practices for Reporting on Heterogeneous Photocatalysis, see: PDF, DOI. Sample as PDF.
Assignment #9: Preparation of Manuscript and Cover Letter for Submission (01/20/15, 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 (01/20/15). Peer Review Header as DOCX file. No rubric for A10; the quality of the peer reviews is not assessed formally.
Assignment #11: Rebuttal Letter, Revision of Manuscript, and Graphical Abstract (01/20/15). Rubric (01/20/15).
Revised Paper Award Winners (by peer review): Gold, Silver, Bronze. Histogram A11 PR Scores (05/04/15).

Course Outcomes: Course Histogram (05/04/15). Course Keywords Wordle Images 1, 2, 3 & 4 (05/01/15).

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.