User talk:Nidapatel

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Week 2 Feedback

  • Thank you for submitting your assignment on time. However there were a few items incomplete or missing from your individual journal page.
  • Make sure to invoke your template on each individual journal page.
  • You wrote something in the summary field for 9 out of 11 saves (82%) since Week 1, which is pretty good, but rememeber we are aiming for 100%. Your total number of saves is small, reflecting that you did not complete all the tasks in the assignment.
  • The purpose that you wrote could be more clear.
    • You wrote: The purpose of this lab exercise is to interact with models and observe the variety of ways in which they are incorporated and utilized in all branches of science and academia. The exercise specifically aims to use models to explain the way diseases spread within a population based on different parameters.
    • I would revise it to be: The purpose of this lab exercise is to explore a SIR model of infectious disease transmission. The exercise specifically aims to use the model to explain the way diseases spread within a population based on different parameters.
  • To answer one of your questions from the video: What are the benefits of flattening the curve if the amount of affected individuals remains the same?
    • The benefit is that the hospitals are not overwhelmed with too many cases at once. If the cases are spread out, there will be enough room in hospitals to treat patients and more lives can be saved.
  • You were missing the bulk of the assignment which was to interpret the base model and the results that occur after you make 10 different parameter changes.
  • Everything after this point in the assignment was missing: interpretation of the Giordano et al. (2020) article, interpretation of the comic, the conclusion, acknowledgments, and references sections.
  • Your class journal entry was also missing for this week.
  • As we discussed, you will be successful in this class as long as you keep up with the work.

Kam D. Dahlquist (talk) 22:08, 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 44 out of 61 saves (72%). That is pretty good, but remember we are aiming for 100%
    • Please add your full name at the top of the page (the automatically generated header has User: as part of it).
    • Your link to e-mail you through OpenWetWare is not working properly. Check your user preferences (link is at the top right of the page when you login) to see that you have it set up to e-mail you.
    • 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.
    • For your upper division course list, you should say "Bioinformatics Laboratory" instead of just "Bioinformatics". For other people looking at your class list, it is helpful to distinguish which classes were or had labs.
    • Under your career interests, add the word "degree" after the word "undergraduate".
    • 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. There was also no Week 1 individual journal (the user page was how you fulfilled that assignment).
    • Your Acknowledgments statement should be at the bottom of that section, not in the References section.
    • Please cite the Denning and Janovy readings in your References section.
    • You need to sign your shared journal entry with your wiki signature, which in the code is four tildes, ~~~~.
  • I'm glad that the Janovy reading triggered some reflection about your major and passion!

Kam D. Dahlquist (talk) 09:42, 17 September 2020 (PDT)