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Bio 151 Investigations in Genetics and Evolution Prof. Autumn Evolution/Genetics Presentations Proposal due by email Week of Apr 5 th at beginning of lab (or sooner). K. Autumn: autumn@lclark.edu W. McLennan: mclennan@lclark.edu E-M Muecke: emuecke@lclark.edu 1. Topic 2. Explain clearly how this topic is of interest to the fields of genetics and/or evolution. 3. At least one primary literature source to start (you will need more than this). NOTE: you can submit more than one proposal if you like. Final presentation due Week of Apr 19 th (presentation in lab; file by email) Your PowerPoint presentation must include i) Title slide with names of group members. ii) At most 10 slides presenting your argument. (That’s 1 slide per 72 seconds.) iii) Clear organization. Audience must know what the point is, beginning with Slide 1, and must know what the take-home message is by Slide 10. iv) A balanced, critical analysis. If your topic does not seem to have any opposition, this will be difficult for the audience to believe. There are always multiple interpretations. Identifying gaps in knowledge is important. v) Bibliography slide listing your literature sources. NOTE: Websites are generally not a valid source for scholarly material. vi) For each slide: (1) Cite sources on slide (e.g. Wright 1994) when appropriate. Audience will not be convinced by rhetoric. Use the literature to support your argument. (2) Use Notes view in PowerPoint to write a script for what you will say. NOTE: we will use your notes for each slide as a major component of your grade on this
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Bio 151 Investigations in Genetics and Evolution Prof. Autumn assignment! Make sure to note sources (Author, year) in your slide notes. (3) Use at least 18 point type. Do not try to cram too much on a slide. (4) We suggest avoiding clip art, annoying sound effects, and animations. (5) Please make sure to avoid content that might be offensive to others. (Scholarly controversy is fine). vii) Presentation by each of your group members. Maximum 12 minutes; 2 for questions. (1) Each of you must speak, and each must be prepared to answer all questions. We will feel free to pick any of your group members to answer our questions. Practice with a skeptical audience!!! This will make a big difference.
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Bio 151 Investigations in Genetics and Evolution Prof. Autumn The Assignment The literature in evolution and genetics is extensive and diverse. The major goal of this assignment is for you to critically examine a problem of interest in genetics, evolution, or both. You have considerable freedom in terms of the approach that you use. However, you must be critical in your approach (exercise careful judgment). You do not have to use primary research literature (you can use review articles), but you must use literature from peer reviewed journal articles (ask us if you’re not sure). Choose a topic that interests you, and that has some broad implications. You might examine the development of a particular model system during the past several years by choosing a paper from 10 or so years ago and
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Autumn during the Spring '10 term at Lewis and Clark Community College.

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