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Lecture 2.
August 28, 2006
1. Reading assignment for the week: pp 7588, 9697, 106110
Homework assignments for the week:
LG 1 & 2; Ch 3 # 2, 4, 7
know structures of all 20 amino acids
do entire RasMol tutorial, LG pp 289  293
follow instructions exactly; we suggest that
you 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.
They will not order one unless you ask.
3. The grading system for this class: thanks to the students who came on Friday to
figure this out!
A.
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 makeup for the midterm and for the final, but the normalized scores
can be compared.
At this time, we intend for the mean course grade to be a ~ B+.
If you got the mean on
every test, you would get a B+ in the course.
B.
Two
quiz grades will dropped (lowest scores or missed quizzes).
C.
A total of 9 quizzes can be taken (
7
counted toward your grade).
If you took fewer
than 9 for any reason, then you would be eligible to take the "makeup quiz" on Wed
11/30.
(The subject matter of that makeup quiz will be the lectures of that
week
of the
course, not the particular quiz that you missed).
Thus, no student can take more than 9
quizzes, and 7 quizzes count toward the grade.
D.
If you miss
more than
three
quizzes, see Prof. F.
DO NOT see Prof. F. to explain
why you missed any given quiz or even up to three quizzes (You could still take the
makeup quiz and thereby have the necessary 7 quizzes).
E.
If the final exam grade is higher than the average of (Q + MT), i.e. your grade going
into the final, then the final exam grade will be your final course grade.
F.
If you would like to have the quizzes and exams returned to you in privacy, let Prof.
F. know, and special arrangements will be made for you.
Otherwise, return is "semi
private" in class but fast.
If in doubt, see how the first quiz comes back to you.
Then, if
you don't like the system, let us know.
G.
See Prof. F. NOW with any special problems.
Do not wait until the last possible
moment.
Send email to gwf3, not to bio331 if you want to reach the prof.
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View Full Document4. Regarding the RasMol assignments: (1) Prof briefly demo’d RasMol; (2) Mac users:
on the CD, open the RasMol for Mac folder.
You must drag the folder containing the
exercise to your desktop, and proceed with that copy.
The Rasmol office hours/reviews are in the
Orange Computer Lab
on the 2
nd
floor of
Carpenter Hall: Go through the front entrance of Carpenter Hall just off Campus Road.
Enter the Engineering Library through two sets of doors and go up the stairs to the left
of the information desk. Walk down the hall and the
Orange Computer Lab
will be on
your right.
5. Premed juniorsenior orientations:
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