User talk:Kam Taghizadeh

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Week 2 Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time. Here is the feedback on your submission.
  • Make sure to invoke your template on each individual journal page. You only linked to your template when you needed to invoke it. To invoke your template use the syntax {{Kam Taghizadeh}}. Please let me know if you have questions about this.
  • You wrote something in the summary field for 61 out of 80 saves (76%) since Week 1, which is pretty good, but rememeber we are aiming for 100%.
  • The purpose that you wrote was pretty good; I would slightly modify the word choices.
    • You wrote: The purpose of this week's assignment is to utilize models to infer how to properly analyze and treat pandemics such as Covid-19.
    • I would revise it to be: The purpose of this week's assignment is to explore a mathematical model of infectious disease transmission to understand how to properly analyze and treat pandemics such as Covid-19.
  • Please combine your Methods and Results into one section called "Methods & Results". In doing this, you will describe what you did and then show the results as a chronological narrative of what you did. You should also then answer the questions posed in the protocol at the place they appear in chronological order. Please let me know if you have questions about this.
  • Please use leading zeros when writing numbers with decimals. For example instead of ".5", write "0.5".
  • You asked good questions about the video. Luckily, the SARS-CoV-2 virus does not appear to be mutating rapidly. For example, HIV mutates very rapidly even within the same patient.
  • Your graph 2 is displaying why a 80% vaccination rate results in "herd immunity".
  • Your interpretations of the model graphs after you manipulated the parameters were good.
  • An additional implication of the Giordano et al. (2020) article is that more testing would lead to more accurate modeling. and XKCD comic were good.
  • Your conclusion needs to be more specific. Restate in more detail some of the main findings that you made from manipulating the model parameters.
  • Don't forget to include the Academic Honesty statement and to put your wiki signature at the bottom of the Acknowledgments section instead of the bottom of the whole page.
  • Your references section is missing some key citations: the SIR model website and the Epstein article (which you discussed in the shared journal).
  • To answer your questions that you posted in the class journal, which are good questions:
    • Since there have been some instances of people getting reinfected, how are they going to come up with a vaccine that could truly help?
      • This is definitely a concern. We will only know the answer to this over a longer period of time as more people are vaccinated.
    • When do you think it will be safe for people to start going out without masks?
      • When an individual has had the vaccine and overall 80% of the population has been vaccinated.
    • Will this virus eventually become like our yearly flu that we need to get vaccines for?
      • That's also a possibility--time will tell.

Kam D. Dahlquist (talk) 21:56, 30 September 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 89 out of 106 saves (83%). That is pretty good, but remember, we are aiming for 100%.
    • Please capitalize the names of the courses you have taken. They are proper nouns as they are names.
    • Please make a hyperlink to an external website on your user page. This could be to the LMU homepage, for example, or any site that you think is relevant.
    • It is customary to NOT use the single "=" as a header because that is reserved for the name of the page. Then you need to have the three levels of headers, "==", "===", and "====". You are currently missing the "====" level.
    • Please create a numbered list. The syntax is similar to a bulleted list, you just use # instead of * at the beginning of each line (don't skip lines in between).
    • Please "comment something out" by typing something like <!--this would be a hidden comment-->. It will only be seen when you are in edit mode.
    • I like how you uploaded one of your papers to share, but neither the filename or the paper itself has your name on it. You should include that for proper attribution of your work by others.
    • Make a visible label for your template link, like you have for other links.
    • 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. You also do not have a Week 1 individual journal page, the user page is your Week 1 individual journal.
    • Don't forget to sign your academic honesty statement with your wiki signature (4 tildes).
    • Please cite the Denning and Janovy readings in your References section.
    • Your references section has a stray bullet point in the margin because you used the "*#" to begin the line without having a line above it with just a "*".
  • I hope you will change your mind about seeing yourself as a biologist in this course. As you mentioned, you already know more biology than most people, and you will be doing research in this course. The only difference between you and me is just that I'm older and have been doing it longer.

Kam D. Dahlquist (talk) 12:05, 17 September 2020 (PDT)