August 27, 2010
1. Reading assignment for the week: pp 71-84, 92-94, 102-106, 132-133 [Ch 1 & 2 for
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 302-311;
Follow instructions exactly; we suggest that
do the entire tutorial twice
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. Regular office hours and reviews start next week.
But one change: Fo Hsu’s office
hours on Tu 8:45 - 10:45AM, will be dedicated to PyMOL questions
, not the
So if you cannot get PyMOL to behave, bring in your laptop and ask Fo.
4. Applying to Vet Med Programs (both USA and abroad): Monday 8/30 at 4:35PM in
245 Warren Hall.
“Interviewing at medical and dental schools” a talk on Tuesday 8/31 at 12:20PM in
the North Room of Willard Straight Hall.
6. The grading system for this class:
! to the students who came on
Wednesday afternoon to figure this out!
Quizzes are worth 30%, Midterm 30%, and Final 40%.
Each exam is normalized by dividing by the mean.
There are different versions of each
quiz, and there is a make-up 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.
There will be a total of 10 quizzes during the semester.
Each student should plan to
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
Or, take all of the first 9 quizzes, and then do not take the very last one.
these 9 quizzes, the
quiz grade will dropped (lowest score or one more
A total of 9 quizzes can be taken (
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 "make-up quiz" on Wed
(In fact this is not really a make-up
quiz: The subject matter of that “make-up” quiz will be the lectures of that