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Unformatted text preview: 1 Happy New Year & Welcome to MCDB103 Welcome to MCDB103 By Henry Mirsky, Ben Groves and Zach Ma Contact Information Zach : office hour Fri 4-5pm, LSB3213 phone 893-4745 (to be connected soon-hopefully) e-mail ma@lifesci.ucsb.edu Henry : office hour Tue 2-3pm, Engineering II, Rm3228 sections Fri 1pm Fri 3pm sections Fri 1pm, Fri 3pm e-mail mirsky@lifesci.ucsb.edu Ben : office hour Wed 4-5pm, LSB3215 sections Mon 5pm, Mon 6pm, Tue 8am, Wed 8am e-mail groves@lifesci.ucsb.edu Textbook Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Edition by Alberts et al. (covering about 75% of the lecture material) Two copies are available in the library Each lecture slide is meant to highlight the key information/concept, rather than to provide all information/concepts Lecture Slides Thus, it is important to study both slides and textbook (reading assignments will be given in individual lecture slides) 2 Homework posted online each Fri, due next Fri answers will be posted on the same site after your TA collects your homework during the sessions 3 bonus points for turning in each homework (no grading but you need to show your work to get credit) no discussion sections this week and HW #1 due next Fri (01/15/10) Exams Midterm: 125 points (Feb 12, 2 pm, Chem 1179) Final: 250 points (Mar, 16, 4 pm, Chem 1179) Exam questions: ~30% basic questions (emphasizing basic information) 40% i t di t ti ( h i i t ~40% intermediate questions (emphasizing concepts) ~30% advanced questions (emphasizing synthesis & applying) Past exam distribution: Low: 10-15/100, High: 80-90/100, Mean: 45-50/100 A sample exam and its key will be posted online Grades the sum of Midterm + Final preliminary grades assigned based on a curve: A range: 15-20% B range: 35 40% B range: 35-40% C range: 35-40% others : varied (I do not want to think about it yet) final grades adjusted based on:-- bonus points from HW: 24 points if you turn in all-- special considerations given for those making significant progress in the final compared to the midterm Studying Tips (Good Study Habits) Review the lecture notes and reading assignments immediately- to learn while memory is still fresh- to help understand future lectures Extract key concepts from the slides and your book- difference between information and concept Do the homework by yourself before asking others or checking the key- to promote your independent ability to solve a problem (many HW questions require you to integrate concepts) Always ask why and why not- to test whether you understand the concepts- to clarify and correct the wrong concepts 3 organism Behavior Why study cell biology? cell tissue/organ Cell Biology Development & Physiology Major intracellular compartments of an animal cell Each intracellular compartment has its unique function, which is conferred by its unique structure. How is the unique structure generated and maintained?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course MCDB 103 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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