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This fourth year cell biology course will focus on basic cellular structure and function. Throughout an organism’s lifetime cells must maintain a balance between growth and autophagy, and cell division and apoptosis. We will study how these states are regulated and maintained. We will look at current research on the main cellular processes and functions with an extra focus on pathways implicated in aging and age related neurodegenerative diseases.
In class - Introduction to the Wikipedia assignment
Welcome to your Wikipedia assignment's course timeline. This page guides you through the steps you'll need to complete for your Wikipedia assignment, with links to training modules and your classmates' work spaces.
Your course has been assigned a Wikipedia Expert. You can reach them through the Get Help button at the top of this page.
Create an account and join this course page, using the enrollment link your instructor sent you. (Because of Wikipedia's technical restraints, you may receive a message that you cannot create an account. To resolve this, please try again off campus or the next day.)
Assignment - Wikipedia assignment blog
Begin a blog about your experiences. You can use discussion questions to frame your entries, or reflect on the research and writing process. Create at least one blog entry each week during the Wikipedia assignment.
This week, everyone should have a Wikipedia account.
Every student has finished reviewing their assigned articles, making sure that every article has been reviewed.
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Assignment - Respond to your peer review
You probably have some feedback from other students and possibly other Wikipedians. Consider their suggestions, decide whether it makes your work more accurate and complete, and edit your draft to make those changes.
Now's the time to revisit your text and refine your work. You may do more research and find missing information; rewrite the lead section to represent all major points; reorganize the text to communicate the information better; or add images and other media.
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Assignment - Polish your work
Continue to expand and improve your work, and format your article to match Wikipedia's tone and standards. Remember to contact your Wikipedia Expert at any time if you need further help!
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Assignment - Final article
It's the final week to develop your article.
Read Editing Wikipedia page 15 to review a final check-list before completing your assignment.
Don't forget that you can ask for help from your Wikipedia Expert at any time!
In class - In-class presentation
Assignment - Reflective essay
Assignment - Original analytical paper
Write a paper going beyond your Wikipedia article to advance your own ideas, arguments, and original research about your topic.
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Everyone should have finished all of the work they'll do on Wikipedia, and be ready for grading.