Lecture 2.
August 26, 2011
1. Reading assignment for the week: pp 71-84, 92-94, 102-106, 132-133 [Ch 1 & 2 for
review].
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 303-312;
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 (e-mail works).
They will not order one unless you ask.
3. Regular office hours start next week on Monday 8/29.
The first review session will be
Tu 9/6.
4. Applying to Vet Med Programs (both USA and abroad): Tuesday 8/30 at 4:35PM
in G37 Plant Sciences Bldg.
5. Biology Open House, Wednesday 8/31 from 4:00 - 5:30PM in Stimson Hall.
Meet
Biology faculty, peer advisors, reps from predmed, prevet, research clubs.
6. Today: National Society of Black Engineers, Cornell Chapter.
Friday 8/26/11 from 5 -
7PM in the Africana Center Multipurpose Room.
EML222 for more information.
7. The grading system for this class:
THANKS
! to the students who came on
Wednesday afternoon 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 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.
B.
There will be a total of 10 quizzes during the semester.
However, 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
two
lowest
quiz grades will be dropped (lowest
score or one more missed quiz).
C.
A total of 9 quizzes can be taken (
7
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