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Organic Colloquium

by: Michael Reilly

Organic Colloquium CHEM 247

Michael Reilly
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Michael Reilly on Friday September 4, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CHEM 247 at University of California - Los Angeles taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 76 views. For similar materials see /class/178006/chem-247-university-of-california-los-angeles in Chemistry at University of California - Los Angeles.


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USJ Writers Workshop USJ Writer s Workshop Dr Tama Hasson Faculty Advisor USJ Undergraduate Research Center Center for Academic and Research Excellence 2121 Life Science Building The URCICARE of ce recruits develops and Agenda What is USJ The 3 types of articles Submission information USJ is A journal created written designed and edited by UCLA Undergrads An opportunity to publish yourwork experience publishing and editing learn about science Interview Articles FORMAT lntegrated preferred over Q amp A 15 paragraph Introduces the interesting nature of the person being interviewed Text works towards a goal telling a story about the faculty member Photograph of the interviewee 13 eye catching graphics from the faculty member s research N Pquot P Interview Articles TIMELINE Due January 7 2008 Set up appointment with faculty member 1week to confirm Let them know in advance that the interview will be recorded Read about the faculty member39s research Come prepared with questions What might other student s nd interesting Look at recent review articles Take notes on your impressions during the interview Record the interview with a tape recorder Transcribe this record39 9 ASAP This must be done by Thanksgiving at the latest USJ email usjUCLAgmailcom Interview Articles TIMELINE Due January 72008 5 Listen to the tapes read the transcripts and write the story 3weeks Think about the type of photos and data images you might like to include 6 Give your article to TWO OTHER PEOPLE TO READ Integrate their comments 7 Images amp Text must be approved by the faculty member interviewed 1 week USJ Writers Workshop Review Articles Format Up to you 15 paragraph Introduces the interesting nature of the topic and the conclusion of the review an abstract Text works towards a goal telling a story Break up the text with section headings 3 eyecatching graphics from the eld with sources Can have a short conclusion or discussion section References are required so the reader can learn more usually 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copies by January 7 2008 How do I know ifl have enough data to write a research paper Must reach a novel conclusion with your experiments Can t just conclude that something is not involved or something is not essential Need to identify a new component a new method a new link etc USJ email usjUCLAgmailcom Required Parts of a Paper Abstract Write this LAST Intro uc ion Materials amp Methods Results DiscussionConclusion Acknowledgements References FIGURES Figure Legends USJ Writers Workshop Introduction Includes eventhing the reader needs to understand the results section including common abbreviations Must include references to reviews and other ticles Sets up the hypothesis to be tested in the results section Don t summarize the results introduce the question Option Have a figure in your introduction Materials amp Methods Provides all the information necessary for the reader to reproduce your work Go thru the results section and list the methods used Use this list to create headings Provide the necessary methods or references to those met 0 s Include tables if there are long lists ie bacterial strains used primers used plasmids used constructs created Look at papers in your field and use a similar at Materials amp Methods What if my pro39ect is to create a new method Then your methods go in the results section Results Present your work in an organized fashion DIVIDE into individual SECTIONS with titles that are your conclusions Within each section I Introduction to the qu tion The approach The r ult refer to a figure The conclusion Figures Types 1 Schematic ie general organization of gene or protein 2 Data cells gels scans spectra graphs 3 Table Lists that are useful for comparison 4 Diagram complicated pathway Figures Rules about Fi ure there are man All figures must be referred to Figure 2 It is okto have a figure have multiple panels but if so they must be labeled A B C etc Go through EVERY panel of every figure in the text USJ email usjUCLAgmailcom USJ Writers 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are your conclusions Within each section Introduction to the qu tion p roac The r ult refer to a figure The conclusion Range on average 48 Figures Discussion Organization 0 First paragraph is a summary of your work and the major conclusions 0 Next paragraphs Integrate your work into the rest of the field Include references 1 per paragraph minimum 0 You can include a model or diagram Last paragraph Where to go next with this study USJ email usjUCLAgmailcom Acknowledgements Include 0 Funding source Your Program 0 People who assisted you with the experiments or taught you necessary s H s 0 Be as professional as possible


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