User talk:Jcorrey

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Week 2 Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time. Here is the feedback on your assignment.
  • You wrote something in the summary field for 240out of 25 saves (96%) since Week 1, which is excellent! Keep up the good work!
  • For your electronic lab notebook, you are allowed to copy from the main assignment page, but you must then modify it to be specific to what you did. At a minimum, you need to change it from the imperative tense to the past tense.
  • With regard to your questions from the video:
    • Towards the end of the video, she speaks about the more complicated equations for her model. How are the COVID-19 equations more complicated than the base one, and what do those complexities calculate?
      • You saw an example in the Giordano et al. (2020) article and there are many other models of COVID-19 that mathematical biologists are working on, some published and some available as preprints.
    • What are the rates of infection and recovery for COVID? I know there is still a huge lack of data, but I am very interested to see what the actually rates are when everything gets more organized.
      • Again, epidemiologists are modeling this in real time and their preliminary models are out there to find.
  • Your interpretations of the model graphs after you manipulated the parameters were good.
  • Your explanation of the Giordano et al. (2020) article and XKCD comic were good.
  • Your conclusion needs to also be more specific. Restate in more detail some of the main findings that you made from manipulating the model parameters, not just what they were about.
  • Your wiki signature should go next to the Academic Honesty statement.
  • Make sure that each entry in your references list is a complete citation in APA style.
  • You also needed to cite the Eptein article you discussed for your shared journal.
  • To answer your questions that you posted in the class journal:
    • How far away are we (America) from reaching a point of herd immunity?
      • Considering that we don't have a vaccine, very far away. Even though the numbers of infections and deaths are huge, they are still small as a proportion of the total population.
    • What is the long-term economic impact going to be?
      • I'm not sure. The 2008 financial crisis might be able to give us some clues.
    • Is the virus going to be able to mutate like the seasonal flu does?
      • All viruses mutate. However, it looks like the mutation rate for SARS-CoV-2 is less than other more rapidly evolving viruses.

Kam D. Dahlquist (talk) 11:58, 1 October 2020 (PDT)

Week 1 Feedback

I will be posting the feedback on your weekly assignments on your talk page. You will be able to earn back the points you lost on the Week 1 assignment by making the changes listed below by the Week 3 deadline on 12:01 am, Thursday, September 24. Here is the feedback for Week 1.

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time.
  • You completed all of the tasks except for the following:
    • You wrote something in the summary field 25 out of 28 saves (89%). That is very good! Remember, we are aiming for 100%.
    • For your snail mail address, use "Department of Biology" instead of LSB 101 (building and room numbers aren't used on the official postal mail addresses.
    • Please add a section and description of your career interests and goals.
    • You need to have three levels of headers, "==", "===", and "====". You are missing the "====" level.
    • For your list of assignments and class journals on your template, go back and add labels to the links. For example, instead of [[BIOL368/F20:Week 1]], use [[BIOL368/F20:Week 1 | Week 1 Assignment]].
    • Note that there is no Week 13 assignment, so you can remove that link from your list of assignments, individual journal, and class journal links.
    • Don't forget to include the Academic Honesty statement in your Acknowledgments section: Except for what is noted above, this individual journal entry was completed by me and not copied from another source.
    • Please cite the Denning and Janovy readings in your References section.
  • I'm interested to hear how your view of yourself as a biologist evolves during this course. I would argue that you are already a biologist--that is certainly the point of view I'm coming from. Even though you have not completed your degree yet, you already know more biolgy than the general population. And in this course we will practice biology by doing research.

Kam D. Dahlquist (talk) 09:50, 17 September 2020 (PDT)