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journals. 3$ %ust be able to understand how information retrieval and filtering are essential to support research ideas. BIOL 3362-Selected Topics in Biochemistry Semester II . 3. vocabulary relevant to the specified discipline.Objectives: Cond ctin! "nd )$itin! " Lib$"$& Rese"$c' P$oject . *$ %ust be able to evaluate information sources as relevant. 3$ %ust be able to define broadly. 2$ #hould be able to develop grammar. &$ #hould be able to analy'e search results from !eyword(subject searching. planned and instructional exercise of information retrieval and filtering. #tudents must learn critical thin!ing and develop information evaluation s!ills to cope with a changing information environment. 3$ %ust be able to write within a specified presentation format. systematic manner. 2$ #hould be able to conduct research on a specific topic within a specified time"frame. internet resources.2014 Course coordinator !r" S" #ampersad 2 . reference boo!s. 73 )$itin! s4i%%s Gene$"% %e"$nin! objectives 1$ %ust be able to write effectively to convey specific ideas in a logical. accurate and significant. 5"6 Gene$"% %e"$nin! objectives 1$ %ust be able to appreciate the complex array of information sources. The information environment is complex and dynamic which encourages the implementation of a systematic. 5b6 Adv"nced %e"$nin! objectives 1$ #hould be able to use information to construct and refine a thesis statement in context. 2$ #hould be able to determine what channels of information scholars in a specific discipline use to best disseminate information. )$ #hould be able to design and execute an appropriate search strategy from multiple information sources to retrieve specific information. the types of information sources eg. 2. ffective learning is often lin!ed to a specific need for certain information and is commonly discipline"specific.3 C$itic"% t'in4in! in in+o$*"tion $et$iev"% "nd +i%te$in! The learning objectives of this exercise are based on 3 main assumptions: 1.

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II3 P$o(osed )o$4in! T'esis St"te*ent " 3 wor!ing thesis statement is one formulated from information you found so far. reviews. The inducti!e ar6ument: one in which you build up all the evidence first. 83 Decide on t'e st$ ct $e..3 Decide 'o# * c' ($e%i*in"$& $ese"$c' is needed. 1ou do not have time to do 344 the research before the outline. • )ORD COUNT <=>> #o$ds BIOL 3362-Selected Topics in Biochemistry Semester II . Topic: 9:athogenesis"related proteins are part of the innate resistance armory to pathogen attac! in plants. I/3 Conc% din! St"te*ent : a brief paragraph stating clearly whether your thesis statement was upheld and why" based on the evidence presented. all parts of the outline should be constructed and organi'ed to support your thesis or central point.+oc s o+ &o $ $ese"$c' s'o %d be3 3re you attempting to" defend or dispel one argument 51 side or both$67 show the simple chronology of some technological development67 explain the cause"and"effect relationship between one phenomenon and another67 compare and contrast one thing to another6 8n any case. and then draw conclusions afterwards. Aoncluding statement(s = point"form " synthesis of all arguments presented " not a rehash.2014 Course coordinator !r" S" #ampersad 4 . which is delivered at the end. III3 Evidence = ?ere you suggest what sources of information would best support your thesis statement ie.Ste(s to ($e("$in! "n o t%ine o+ &o $ ("(e$ . " problem-solution format: involves presenting the problem first and then outlining the solution.. <efend this statement. reputable online resources$. you can fill in the bul! of the project afterwards. 1ou should do as much as it ta!es to construct a tentative thesis statement and to have a grasp of the broad main points that will be re2uired to support your thesis. newsletters$. #ee below as a guide:" g. primary sources 5journal articles. you can adopt different approaches to presenting your evidence:" 0limactic arran6ement: one that builds up to your strongest point. 8nclude a few statements on how each heading or sub"heading will be discussed. #elected case studies should be stated here also.+o$*"t o+ &o $ o t%ine "nd be consistent . +nce you have these. text boo!s. secondary sources 5maga'ines. 73 Dete$*ine #'"t &o $ t'esis st"te*ent s'o %d be "nd #'"t t'e ( $(ose. I3 Int$od ction =#hort paragraph on bac!ground information and the approach(focus of the entire paper with objectives. C'ec4%ist +o$ s b*ission o+ o t%ine • • 8ntroduction = point"form with objectives and thesis statement. 8n addition. g. vidence = list of all major headings and subheadings supported by relevant references in logical order of argument. based on your readings you can propose a thesis statement as: 9>p" regulation of some genes coding for pathogenesis"related proteins are essential to launching a systemic" ac2uired resistance response to pathogen attac! in most plants. @rite down the main headings and sub"headings and put them in logical order to best support your thesis statement.

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#tudy the rubric for assessing the manuscript... characters and spaces. including all relevant literature citations.st d$"+t o+ &o $ ("(e$ The 1st draft should have all the major arguments supported by relevant evidence already formatted.Ste(s to ($e("$in! t'e . • %anuscript has been reviewed critically before submission.2014 Course coordinator !r" S" #ampersad 6 .. 5<o not include a pathogen name in parentheses after a disease name unless essential for clarity. 3dditional !eywords are words or phrases not in the title or abstract but are in the text and useful in index retrieval systems. words.words$ 8ntroduction o +bjectives o Thesis statement %ajor headings o %ajor sub"headings Aonclusions 4iterature Aited • )ORD COUNT<=>>> e@c% din! tit%e "nd %ite$"t $e cited3 BIOL 3362-Selected Topics in Biochemistry Semester II . C'ec4%ist +o$ s b*ission o+ . -ollow the steps for final submission as closely as possible in preparing your 1st draft. • %ajor conclusions are supported by cited literature. O$!"ni?"tion o+ te@t • • • • • • Title 5B1. • <iscussion relates wor! to other published material and addresses strengths and wea!nesses of research.st d$"+t Content • +bjectives are clearly stated in the introduction. 4isted in alphabetical order..$ 3bstract is one paragraph limited to 2. The purpose of submitting a final draft is to correct any major inconsistencies in the manuscript before the final submission. -o$*"t • • • Typescript is 12 point. <o not use both common and scientific names for organisms in the title. Title does not exceed 1. characters$ 3bstract 5B2. • 8ntroduction includes a succinct evaluation of the topic.

for cultivated BIOL 3362-Selected Topics in Biochemistry Semester II . designate strains. :lease refer to the online publication 0ommon &ames of -lant *iseases 51$. authorities should be provided at first mention of the organism only. but do not include manufacturers. 8f the se2uence is not available for general access from the database when the manuscript is submitted. #ee the current issue of -arm Ahemicals ?andboo! 52$ or the most recent edition of 3cceptable Aommon Dames and Ahemical Dames for the 8ngredient #tatement on :esticide 4abels 50$. 4ist fungicides by their approved common or generic names. . and nomenclatureCis always in flux. A 1. C'e*ic"%sA c'e*ist$&A "nd bioc'e*ist$& te$*s3 The "0# #tyle %uide 5/$ describes conventions in chemistry and biochemistry. Give the number 5classification$ of the en'yme at its first use 5e.g. >se the term 9cultivar. Scienti+ic No*enc%"t $e "nd L"n! "!e #cientific languageCmeasurements.. "insworth and )isby7s *ictionary of the . a computer file or copy of se2uences described in the manuscript should be provided for reviewers. and The -lant )ook 51/$. or the lists of species validly published in the $nternational 8ournal of #ystemic )acteriolo6y 5$8#)$.$ -ootnotes to the text are not permitted. >se the chemical name if a common name is not available.1. Insects3 0ommon &ames of $nsects and . " 0hecklist of &ames for . N c%eotide o$ "*ino "cid seB ences3 3ccession numbers cited from GenEan! or other se2uence databases must be provided. P%"nts3 -arr et al. The 'erck $nde9 5)$ and 1awley7s 0ondensed 0hemical *ictionary 51*$ are good sources for spellings of chemical terms. @hen used. O$!"ni?"tion o+ Te@t %ajor sections must be titled 5#ubheadings may be used. +ther good sources include 'erriam-5ebster7s 0olle6iate *ictionary: 10th ed. but avoid excessive fragmentation of the text. @here applicable.2014 Course coordinator !r" S" #ampersad % . B"cte$i"3 #pellings should be based on )er6ey7s 'anual of #ystemic )acteriolo6y 51)$. speciali'ed vocabulary. Co**on n"*es o+ (%"nt dise"ses3 3:# has an established committee to develop listings of approved common names for plant diseasesCthe Aommittee on #tandardi'ation of Aommon Dames for :lant <iseases. available at 3:#net under resources. #tenesh 522$. Trade names may be included parenthetically. a manuscript should be prepared such that there is internal consistency and attention is paid to current standards of usage.un6i 511$ is another good reference. and Iing and #tansfield 51&$ are good speciali'ed genetics and molecular biology dictionaries. 52.*$.elated +r6anisms 523$ can be used to verify insect names. 52J$. En?&*es3 >se the en'yme names recommended in the latest issue of En yme &omenclature 512$. 5J$ is a good source for spellings of common and scientific names. Eased on EergeyFs %anual. the "ppro!ed List of )acterial &ames 521$./). A t'o$ities +o$ L"tin bino*i"%s3 Aitation of authorities for 4atin binomial names is optional but is appropriate for manuscripts dealing with taxonomy or nomenclature or for organisms with unfamiliar binomials.$. These terms are official names for use in 3:# journals and publications. groups below the level of subspecies should be italici'ed. Devertheless.:000 <ascular -lants of Economic $mportance 52)$.-o$*"t o+ ("(e$ +o$ +in"% s b*ission Abst$"ct :repare this section last.un6i on -lants and -lant -roducts in the (nited #tates 5J$.n!i3 The preferred source for common and scientific names and authorities of fungi is . Genetics3 Hieger et al.

Generally. the designation of the taxonomic unit 9species. subfamily. 8n formal taxonomic usage. -ormal use of a virus species name also should be printed in italics. e. with the first word and any subse2uent proper noun capitali'ed.. particularly when the formal family and genus names have the same root terms. Dadeem. Donessential details should be omitted.g. 8n informal vernacular use. e. Dumbers should be rounded to significant digits. Tables are used to present precise numerical data that show comparisons or interrelationships. Refer to laboratory manual for formatting.. 5heat "merican striate mosaic !irus. -i! $es Gene$"%3 Aaptions should be placed below the figure and should describe the contents so each illustration is understandable when considered apart from the text. -ormal taxonomic usage is preferred. need not precede the species name. title. T"b%es Aite tables in numeric order in the manuscript. <o not repeat data in the text that are given in a table or figure. or enclosed in single 2uotation mar!s.. %ol. e. %E4. date. 3. or in text.. e. e.g. Citations. /i$ ses3 Guidelines provided in the #eventh Heport of the 8nternational Aommittee for the Taxonomy of Kiruses 520$. Aitation of online material should include author5s$. publication name or sponsoring organi'ation. #ubheadings should be brief.g. Title. 8dentify the source of the cultivars and include A8 and :8 numbers when appropriate. the original printed version should be cited. and other databases for primary nucleotide or amino acid se2uence data must be provided and should be referenced as a footnote at the bottom of the first page. Aite all figures in numeric order in the manuscript. Databases. the name of the taxon should precede the term for the taxonomic unit. if any. The name of a cultivar may be preceded by the abbreviation cv. Tomato spotted wilt !irus need not be written as the species Tomato spotted wilt !irus. Tables should be intelligible without reference to the text or another table. 1JJ/. as described by %ayo and ?or'ine! 51J$ and Kan Hegenmortel 52/$. So+t#"$e3 #oftware used should be treated as proprietary material or apparatus. 3 citation should always be to the original source of publication. @hen used formally. subfamily. The minimum number of columns is two. )romo!iridae and )romo!irus. BIOL 3362-Selected Topics in Biochemistry Semester II . The title should summari'e the information presented in the table without repeating the subheadings..e. digital object identifier L<+8M number$. +nline publication ( 1JJ/(.2014 Course coordinator !r" S" #ampersad & . %aterials originally published online by established sources 5the #enior ditor will ma!e the assessment of the online source$ should be cited as published online. Give the manufacturer or developer name and location parenthetically within the text. Online publications3 -or literature citations of publications available or referenced online that were originally published in traditional print form. Literature cited. -ootnotes are designated with superscript lowercase letters. and publication number or e2uivalent identifier 5i. the family )unya!iridae and the genus Tospo!irus. #oftware should not be listed in 4iterature Aited. and genus should be lowercase and not printed in italics. <itto mar!s should not be used. Kertical and hori'ontal rules and bold type are not allowed in data fields.g.agronomic and horticultural varieties.. whether print or online. 4ists should be incorporated into the text. the virus family. 3ccession numbers cited from GenEan!. virus family. 3bbreviations are acceptable7 explain any nonstandard abbreviations in footnotes. will be followed.g. in the figure legends.*12nadeem. and genus should be capitali'ed and printed in italics. :lant :athol. 4ist references in alphabetic order by authorsF surnames.

• xceeds the word limit. paper. :age numbering missing. #ome tables and figures are incorrectly captioned. Aonsistent font si'e and font type according to limits.  GOOD Aover page presented with clear title within limits.M 73 Abst$"ct D. or report. Helevance of tables and figures clearly indicated in text. :age numbering.2014 Course coordinator !r" S" #ampersad ?ighlights the major points covered. Alear presentation of text. or report. :rovides logical connections 5or transitions$ between the information included. <id not exceed word limit. • :rovides some logical connections 5or transitions$ between the information included. L. and review the writingNs contents in chronological order of the article.RUBRIC -OR ASSESSING THE . paper. concisely describes the content and scope of the writing. :resentation of text not clear. does not describe the content and scope of the writing. 3dds no new information.ANUSCRIPT: Lib$"$& $ese"$c' ("(e$ : Se%ected To(ics in Bioc'e*ist$& ASSESS. • ?ighlights few points to be covered."&M  L0"1.                  L. Helevance of tables and figures sometimes indicated in text. but L)"/M • ?ighlights some of the points to be covered. 8nconsistent font si'e and font type and not according to limits. <id not exceed word limit. :age numbering.>*4sE  ECCELLENT Aover page presented with clear title within limits. and reviews the writingNs contents in chronological order of the article. • Arucial !eywords that describe the paper are missing. and reviews the writingNs contents in chronological order of the article.ENT CRITERIA . partially describes the content and scope of the writing.3 -o$*"ttin!: *ec'"nicsA con+o$*s to "ssi!n*ent $eB i$e*ents D. or report. Aonsistent font si'e and font type according to limits. paper.>*4sE • • • BIOL 3362-Selected Topics in Biochemistry Semester II ."&M ' . %ost tables and figures are captioned but with errors. Do reference made to tables and figures presented in text. • :rovides no logical connections 5or transitions$ between the information included.  )EA1 Aover page not presented with clear title within limits. :resentation of text not clear. <id not exceed word limit. %ost tables and figures are correctly captioned.

L0"1. the anticipation of conclusion and related wor! presented. 8t is broad.  8t is narrow and specific rather than broad."&M L)"/M  #tatement of fact or observation given instead of assertion.>*4sE      L. the problem. • %eets the word limit.M  %ost information on bac!ground. L0"1. F3 Objectives. or relevance. -ew paragraphs show no relation to thesis statement. L)"/M   #ome information on bac!ground. 8ncomplete sentence that does not explain what the paper is about. the problem. vague or general. vague or general. The beginning of most paragraphs relates to the thesis statement. L0"1."&M  =3 Bod& o+ te@t D7>*4sE   BIOL 3362-Selected Topics in Biochemistry Semester II .83 Int$od ction D. :oints paragraphed. the proposed solution.t'esis st"te*ent D.  8t presents one main point rather than several main points.  :oints paragraphed. -ew paragraphs show no relation to topic statement whether in 10 . 8t presents several points. the anticipation of conclusion and related wor! presented. • xceeds the word limit. The end of most paragraphs • Arucial !eywords that describe the paper are missing. the proposed solution. 3 complete sentence but does not explain what the paper is about.    %ost information on bac!ground.  %ust show motivation: origin.2014 Course coordinator !r" S" #ampersad L)"/M  Topic #entence missing in some paragraphs. direction.  The beginning of some paragraphs relates to the    Topic #entence missing in most paragraphs. 8t presents several main points.  #tatement of fact or observation given instead of assertion. the proposed solution. • nsures all the crucial !eywords that describe the paper appear in either the title or the abstract. the problem. 8t is broad. vague or general. :oints not paragraphed 8rrelevant data and rambling L.>*4sE simply summari'es the report.  8t must be a complete sentence that explains in some detail what the paper is about.M  #hould clearly state an assertion.M  Topic #entence present at start of most paragraphs. the anticipation of conclusion and related wor! missing.

Iey elements of relevant analysis as re2uired by the topic missing."JM 93 Conc% sion D. and brea! the paper down into a series of related points or sub" headings in support of the thesis statement.M  thesis statement. or explanation of the statement. and A+? H DA . #ome paragraphs used to introduce a new idea. ach of the paragraphs entails elements of >D8T1. #ome of the paragraphs entail elements of >D8T1. Iey sub"headings in support of the thesis statement missing. #ome elements of relevant analysis as re2uired by the topic missing. and A+? H DA ."1&M • The importance of the thesis statement • • Do emphasis of the importance of the thesis statement. L.2014 Course coordinator !r" S" #ampersad 11 . L1. paragraphs and sections shown.>*4sE • The importance of the thesis statement clearly emphasi'ed. #hows clear transitions between sentences. Alear and relevant analysis as re2uired by the topic shown. :aragraphs used to introduce a new idea. paragraphs and sections.     support.      L1)"2. #everal paragraphs devoted to only one point. or explanation of the statement. and A+? H DA .     relates to topic statement whether in support. < K 4+:% DT . Do convincing BIOL 3362-Selected Topics in Biochemistry Semester II . The end of some paragraphs relates to topic statement whether in support. :aragraphs missing elements of >D8T1. defense. and brea! the paper down into a series of related points or sub" headings in support of the thesis statement. defense. < K 4+:% DT. #hows no clear transitions between sentences. < K 4+:% DT. Alear transitions between sentences. paragraphs and sections. or explanation of the statement. ach paragraph devoted to only one point. defense.

• 4imited evidence of conclusions based on theory(literatur e. L."&M G3 Re+e$encin!. 8ncorrect formatting of most in"text citations. Aorrect formatting of most in"text citations. #everal !ey concepts(idea s not supported by correct and relevant citations as listed in bibliography.2014 Course coordinator !r" S" #ampersad 12 . 3ppropriate theory selected in most areas but some • • synthesis of the arguments. • 3nalytical and clear conclusions well"grounded in theory and literature. 8ntroduction is re" hashed as a conclusion.• Aonvincing synthesis of arguments that paper was meaningful and useful. • #omewhat convincing synthesis of some of the arguments.          8ncorrect formatting of most of the references. +ne"sided sources utili'ed. • choed the !ey components of the introduction is allowed if it is meant to bring the reader full" circle. L)"/M  Aorrect formatting of some of the references. 4ac! of appropriate theory. %ost !ey concepts(ideas not supported by correct and relevant citations as listed in bibliography.3 Bib%io!$"('& 73 In-Te@t Cit"tions 83 Use o+ %ite$"t $e F3 Use o+ t'eo$&      Aorrect formatting of most if not all references.>*4sE: . Ealanced sources utili'ed. 8n"text citations absent. Aorrect formatting of some in"text citations. • %ade reference to the future of the subject so that it emphasi'ed the importance of the paper or redirected the readersN thought process. L0"1. • Hepeated large parts of the introduction. • %ade reference to the future of the subject so that it emphasi'ed the importance of the paper or redirected the readersN thought process. Alearly demonstrates insightful(appropr iate selection of theory in most !ey areas."&M  BIOL 3362-Selected Topics in Biochemistry Semester II .M clearly emphasi'ed. Ealanced sources utili'ed. %ost !ey concepts(ideas supported by correct and relevant citations as listed in bibliography. >nsubstantiated(invalid conclusions based on anecdotes and generali'ations.Doc *ent"tion D. L.

> L)"/M BIOL 3362-Selected Topics in Biochemistry Semester II ."&M L0"1. L0"1.L0"1.>*4sE: . spelling.M H3 C$itic"% An"%&sis o+ T'eo$& D."&M • • • • Do logical se2uence of information presented or supported by appropriate theory. -ew instances of inappropriate expression etc."&M • • Do evidence of ability to recogni'e informational conflicts.>*4sE aspects misconstrued. L. Alarity.M . L. maturity and appropriateness of expression. I3 Conce(t "%i?"tion "nd ($ob%e* so%vin! D. • 8nformational conflicts are not addressed. grammar.3 C%"$it& o+ e@($ession 73 Attention to t'e ( $(ose o+ t'e "ssi!n*ent • <emonstrated coherence and logical presentation of information which addresses purpose of assignment.M • 3ble to identify and reconcile informational conflicts. 4ac!s critical thought(analysis(reference to theory.2014 Course coordinator !r" S" #ampersad 13 . L0"1. vocabulary. • #upports ideas on complex and conflicting issues with appropriate theory. <oes not ade2uately address the purpose of the assignment. L)"/M • #ome aspects of wor! show attempts to be critical but inconsistent...>3 Ove$"%% P$esent"tion D. %any errors in expression etc. Do evidence of problem"solving s!ills. L)"/M • #ome evidence of critical analysis(thoug ht and rationale for wor!.>*4sE • 3ssignment consistently demonstrates application of critical analysis and use of theory. • L. L)"/M • <emonstrated some logical se2uence of information well supported by appropriate theory and mostly addresses purpose of assignment.M TOTAL.