Weekly Assignments on "Scientific Writing" in the International Year of Pulses:
Nutritional and Health Benefits of Pulses: A Chemistry Perspective
SP16 Revision of Assignment Framework:
Former A01 was split into new A01a and new A01b and former A07 was omitted.
This framework revision (a) places greater emphasis on reading, summarizing and
paraphrasing in new A01a, (b) clearly focuses on source-to-reference inversion
and paragraph writing in new A01b, and (c) allows more lecture time to
instruct about publication formats and content resources early in the course.
The numbering of A02 - A06 is retained to preserve correspondence with earlier
implementations. Two minor changes consist in the additions of Samples for A09 and A10
so that examples of student-written cover letters (in A09) and
of student-written peer reviews (in A10) will become available.
Prewriting Activities, Summarizing and Paraphrasing (01/20/16).
DOC and as
Source-to-Reference Inversion and Writing Paragraphs (01/20/16).
DOC and as
Assignment #2: Creating & Integrating
PDF and as
Assignment #3: Tables,
Descriptive Statistics, Histograms & Bell Curves (01/20/16).
DOC file and as
Functions, Graphs and Regression (01/20/16).
Source 1 as
PDF and via
Source 2 as
PDF and via
Updated Rubric (03/03/16). -*-
Example #1 (SP14) as
Example #2 (SP14) as
Assignment #5: Searching,
Bibliography, and Database (01/20/16).
Assignment #6: Oral Presentation (01/20/16)
Presentation Award Winners (by peer review):
Assignment #7 (omitted in SP16): Data Mining & Molecular
Modeling of Protein Structure.
Materials, Methods, & Appendix (01/23/16).
Preparation of Manuscript and Cover Letter for Submission (01/23/16, 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 (01/23/16). Peer Review Header as
No rubric for A10; the quality of the peer reviews is not assessed formally.
Assignment #11: Rebuttal Letter,
Revision of Manuscript, and Graphical Abstract (01/23/16).
Revised Paper Award Winners (by peer review):
Silver (same score).
Histogram A11 PR Scores
Course Histogram (05/02/16).
Course Keywords Wordle Images
Scientific Writing & Peer Review: Manuscript Preparation, Review and
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
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.