Lyceum: Lyceum will used to disseminate certain course
information, animations, and to post lab-related data. The Bio
242 Lyceum site can be accessed by going to the Bates
College website and selecting Lyceum from the Hotlist,
OR click here: Lyceum
Resource Materials Web Site:
Resources Website contains invaluable support materials for
this course. These materials include a scientific writing style
guide, basic statistics information, directions for accessing
Prism statistics and graphing software, use of micropipettes,
centrifuges, and the Spec 20, and miscellaneous other information
which will aid you in the core courses. You will find it useful
in lab and when writing your lab reports to have this site open
in your web browser for quick access to the information it contains.
Scientific Writing Assistance:
Specially trained biology
and biochemistry students will be working in lab, or at-large,
(Technical Writing Assistants). Their purpose is to provide
assistance as peer writing tutors as you are preparing papers
for lab. The TWAs will announce when evening help hours will
be scheduled as the semester progresses. They will also provide
weekly hours in the Academic
Resource Commons (ARC) located in Ladd Library. In addition,
the TWAs will participate in providing feedback on drafts of
your Introduction and Methods during lab time.
Writing Specialist in the Bates
Writing Program, Louise
Brogan, will provide writing and peer review training for
the class as well as meeting with individuals or groups by appointment
in their office in Coram. Make
an appointment with the Science Writing Specialist.
Academic Honesty: Academic integrity is fundamental to
learning, scholarship, and indeed all dimensions of academic
life. At its simplest, this means that the work you submit must
be your own unless collaboration is specifically allowed, that
you use only those resources allowed; that you express yourself
in your own words unless you are quoting, and that you properly
acknowledge and cite the ideas, information, and other work that
you used or that contributed to your understanding.
E-mail List: Our course email list address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
This list is maintained by the Registrar's office and it includes
all students enrolled in this course and the staff. The list
is updated daily to track enrollment changes. All course announcements
will be posted to this list. To mail a message to the list, type
email@example.com as the address. Messages
mailed to the list from off campus that exceed 10MB will automatically
be blocked by the filtering system. For detailed information
about lists, go to: http://www.bates.edu/ils/2011/how-do-i/network/e-mail-course-lists-frequently-asked-questions/
Please DO NOT use the list to
send mail to specific persons -- use the specific addresses of
the people you are trying to reach. Addresses for each instructor
are given in the course syllabus.
Saving your computer files
We strongly recommend either
of two means of storing your lab files. (1) The most useful means
is a portable USB thumb drive that you can carry with
you all the time. They're cheap and hold huge amounts of information.
(2) The Paris virtual drive: Whenever you use any computer
on campus, you are connected to a "virtual" hard drive
called Paris. To log onto Paris from a PC, from the start menu
click on Run. In the Run prompt box type \\Paris\your
username\. You can also access Paris via the My Network Places.
Many lab computers already have a desktop icon for Paris. This
should bring up a folder with your user name on it. Paris should
only be used to store completed documents at the end of a work
session; DO NOT use it as an interactive, working drive.
GraphPad PRISM 7 Software
We use PRISM as our standard
software for statisitical analysis and graphing in the Biology
core courses. If you have not done so already, you will need
to download the software to your own computer by following the
instructions at this site.
This software is licensed for use by all students and employees
of the college.
If you already have Prism installed,
you will need to reinstall it again each fall to get the new
license number and enter that before the program will run. The
current license expires each year on August 31.