Biology 200 Tutorial introduction welcome to the Biology 200 tutorial



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Biology 200 Tutorial

  • INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Biology 200 tutorial

  • The purpose of the tutorial is to support student learning in Biology 200. We promote discussion of cell biology and we work to develop scientific literacy – spoken and written.
  • In response to student suggestions, the tutorial offers a safe place to ask questions and allows practice with the kinds of questions you will encounter on midterm and final exams.
  • We welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Schedule

  • Date
  • Topic
  • June 19
  • June 20
  • No tutorial
  • June 21
  • Unit 1
  • June 22
  • Unit 2
  • June 23
  • Unit 3
  • June 26
  • No tutorial
  • June 27
  • Unit 4
  • June 28
  • Unit 5
  • June 29
  • Midterm No tutorial
  • June 30
  • Unit 6
  • July 3
  • No Classes
  • July 4
  • Unit 7
  • July 5
  • Unit 8
  • July 6
  • Unit 9
  • July 7
  • FINAL EXAM

Administration

  • NOTE: This is a condensed course with tutorials almost every day so it is essential that you attend every tutorial.
  • If you cannot make it for any reason, please talk to or contact Jamie
  • (jpighin@mail.botany.ubc.ca)

Break down of marks:

  • TUTORIAL = 25% of the grade in Biology 200
  • 8 post-tests worth 2 marks each (16 marks)
  • Writing assignment worth 5 marks
  • Participation worth 4 marks

Writing Assignment

  • A ONE page essay on a structure or component within the nucleus explaining:
  • What is the structure/component you are looking at?
  • What does it do?
  • Describe one experiment used to study this structure. By this, I mean that you explain in your own words an experiment (what was actually done) without going into the details of the technique (ie. what buffer was used and for how long).
  • The Essay MUST:
  • Discuss your topic, in your own words.
  • Be NO MORE than 1 page (~250 words)
  • Address ALL THREE questions
  • Contain a Bibliography (on a separate page) that includes at least one primary research article and one review paper.
  • Be submitted to Turnitin.com and contain a turnitin paper ID number on the top right corner of your paper.
  • Be handed in by July 4th.
  • Marking Scheme (/50)
  • Introduction (10) - including information about your structure
  • Content (5) – discussing function of structure
  • (5) – discussing the experiment
  • In text citations (5) - Are they in the proper format? Are all the necessary citations included?
  • Bibliography (10) - Is it in the proper format? Does it include at least one primary research article and one review paper?
  • Marking Scheme (/50)
  • Level (5) – Is it written to the level that an average first-year student would understand?
  • Organization (5) - Does the essay have an introduction and conclusion? Do the paragraphs flow from one to another in a logical sequence?
  • Expression (5) - including sentence structure, paragraph structure, creativity of the writing.

Post-tests

  • Consist of 3 questions of various difficulty levels
  • All post-tests are marked out of 10 but are worth 2% of your grade (total = 8 post-tests).
  • You will write the post-test, hand in your paper and then go over the answers as a class so you get immediate feedback.
  • Today will be a practice test. The next posttest will be on Unit 2...it will count for grades.



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