version of powerpoint
Editing the research abstract.
The purpose of this assignment is for students to gain experience crafting the wording of a research abstract, to gain experience editing a draft, to prioritize information so as to determine what must be included in the abstract and what may safely be omitted.
An additional purpose is to allow students an opportunity to earn more participation points, especially those students dissatisfied with participation points earned during the journal club format earlier in this course.
Your editorial comments for the draft of the abstract are due to Dr. Davis by Friday, May 4th by 2 pm.
You may provide your editorial comments and suggestions directly to the draft and/or you may produce another copy or version.
Make sure you work independently (no collaboration on this assignment) and that your name is signed to whatever you submit.
Grading rubric for editing the draft of the abstract:
0 = No worthwhile suggestions
The draft of the abstract in MS Word.doc format
|Tuesday, May 1||
Agree to title
Present drafts of powerpoint presentation sections by teams
|Thursday, May 3||Timed rehearsal of full presentation|
|Friday, May 4||Editorial comments for draft abstract due at 2 pm to Dr. Davis|
|Tuesday, May 8||Dress rehearsal to selected faculty guests|
|Thursday, May 10||Final Rehearsal|
|Friday, May 11||Formal presentation to the campus at research symposium|
Print & complete this form and bring to class on Thursday. Evaluate yourself and the classmates you worked with on the initial planning of the research presentation during Tuesday's class meeting. Please read the instructions on the form.
Introduction and Methods: Robynn (1), Shana (2), Emily,
Revising Peer Evaluation Forms
The Peer Evaluation Form as used in 2007 (MS Word .doc)
Revised Peer Evaluation Form (incorporating student suggestions.)
A crucial paper! Read this as we prepare for our presentation.
Binge-type eating induced by limited
access in rats does not require energy restriction on the previous day
Each presentation should last 30-35 minutes, then ~ 10 minutes for discussion, and finally 5 minutes for filling out evaluation forms.
From 7 am until the experiment begins:
transferring the animals from the Environmental Chamber to Room 212 at 7 am to allow the animals to acclimate to the new room for one hour befoe the experiment begins.
Removing water from animals at 7 am.
Weigh and record the weight of each rat.
Organize the cages on the lab tables according to which experimental treatment each animal will undergo that day.
Remove the bedding from each cage and place old bedding in large black trash bags to be taken to the loading dock.
Carefully weigh, label, and record the values for the foods to be used during the experiment.
Place the labeled food containers by the rat for which it was prepared.
Make sure balances are set up, turned on, and working properly.
Make sure clipboards and data sheets are arranged appropriately.
Distribute the food containers.
Upon the completion of the experiments:
Remove all food residue from the cages.
Place clean bedding in each cage.
Make sure all animals have fresh water and rat chow.
Return all animals to the Environmental Chamber.
Wash all labware (including food cups and lids) and leave it stacked to air dry.
Collect data sheet(s) and give to Dr. Davis
Sweep the floor.
Wipe the table tops with disinfectant solution.
Drop trash bags with old bedding on the loading dock.
Check with Dr. Davis for any additional tasks.