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7.18 Day 16 Agenda materials and methods
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Enough detail for interpretation or replication Cite and provide context for previously published methods. Detail new methods and modifications of previous methods: final volume, components in standard units, temperature, time. Do not provide a protocol. Structure In general, only one level of exposition, e.g. no sub-subheadings. Describe methods in logical order, not the order in which you performed experiments. Reagents/equipment Explain concepts of kits and other reagents, unfamiliar equipment. Cite source, but city unnecessary. Language Write in the past tense and passive voice. Watch your grammar, e.g. “After scraping the desired plate in four swipes, the bacteria were placed in 8 ml of media with no antibodies.” • Details: final volume, components in standard units, temperature, time. • Kits: Avoid referencing, but if you must
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 7.012 taught by Professor Lander during the Fall '10 term at MIT.

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