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Lecture 2.
August 31, 2009
Homework assignments for the week:
LG 1 & 2; Ch 3 # 2, 4, 7
know structures of all 20 amino acids for Quiz 1
do entire PyMOL tutorial, LG pp 300309
follow instructions exactly; we suggest that
do the entire tutorial twice
(!)
2.
Buy the text and Lecture Guide.
If Kraftees is out of Lecture Guides, you must tell
them to order one for you.
They will not order one unless you ask.
3. No review session this week.
And the only office hours are the prof's, on Thursday
10AM  noon.
Regular office hours and reviews start next week.
4.
Biology "Open House" this Wed 9/2 in Stimson Hall 2
nd
floor from 4  5:30PM.
Get
some pizza, meet some faculty, meet reps from Biorelated student organizations.
5. The grading system for this class:
thanks
! to the students who came on Friday to
figure this out!
A.
Quizzes are worth 25%, Midterm 35%, and Final 40%.
Each exam is normalized by dividing by the mean.
There are different versions of each
quiz, and there is a makeup for the midterm and for the final, but the normalized scores
can be compared.
We intend for the median course grade to be a B+.
If you got the mean on every test,
you would get a B+ in the course.
B.
There will be a total of 10 quizzes during the semester.
Each student should plan to
take 9
.
In other words, a student can miss one of the first 9 quizzes for ANY REASON
(and no need to explain why!), then take the very last quiz, and still have 9 quizzes
taken.
Or, take all of the first 9 quizzes, and then do not take the very last one.
Out of
these 9 quizzes, the
one
lowest
quiz grade will dropped (lowest score or one more
missed quiz).
C.
A total of 9 quizzes can be taken (
8
counted toward your grade)
from among the 10
quizzes that will be offered
.
If you took fewer than 9 for any reason, then you would be
eligible to take the "makeup quiz" on Wed
12/2
.
(The subject matter of that makeup
quiz will be the lectures of that
week
of the course, not the particular quiz that you
missed).
Thus, no student can take more than 9 quizzes, and 8 quizzes count toward
the grade.
D.
If you miss
more than
two
quizzes, see Prof. F.
DO NOT
see Prof. F. to explain
why you missed any given quiz or even up to two quizzes (You could still take the
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grade).
E.
If the final exam grade is higher than the average of (Q + MT), i.e. your grade going
into the final, then the final exam grade will be your final course grade.
F.
See Prof. F. NOW with any special problems, especially regarding taking quizzes or
any exams.
Do not wait until the last possible moment.
Send email to gwf3, not to
bio331 if you want to reach the prof.
Regarding the PyMOL assignments: (1) Prof briefly demo’d PyMOL in this lecture; (2)
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