Here is my progress, results, & discussion. It includes at least 2 figures with captions and references, if necessary.
Here's a link to the full proposal: http://aptamerstream.blogspot.com/2011/09/gwens-example-posting-abstract-proposal.html
Progress Report Guidelines:
- All data figures with explanations, figure legends, etc including those that failed. You should include failed gels and compare them to ones that finally worked.
- Each figure legend should have the target and pool. Each well of the gel should be labeled with the round#, Wash or Elution sample #, and Cycle #.
- Present and talk about the figures within the text body. “As seen in Figure 3, the gel was not successful”.
- Avoid nanodrop printouts. The only useful information is the concentration unless you want to talk about a weird curve or result.
- Describe your data in a story. Not just X happened, then Z, then Y. But the round initially worked/didn’t work. Conditions changed and it began working. Q was learned through the process. I want to see how your research understanding matured through the process.
- Each mention of a figure should have a prior paragraph setting up why the data was collected and then a discussion of what useful results were gleaned. You should address where this data led you (repeat or move on) that should set up why the next set of data was collected.
- If you have a lot of successful gels, then condense them down into one major figure.
- Include a drawing of the page gel with a description of the various bands observed.
- Subheading: Problems Encountered (~1 or 2 paragraphs) – 10 pts
- Organize your achievements with problems you have encountered. What failed and may require more time. Be specific with attention to details of the failure and explain what ideas you have to overcome it.
- Subheading: Conclusion and Future Work (2 paragraphs) – 10 pts
- Summary of main idea and data.
- If you have done more than one round, provide a table of successful round results such as round number, cycle course, absorbance, quantity of nucleic acid (NA) used for selection, quantity of NA recovered. Include pool, target and name in the legend.
- Explain what you plan to accomplish by the next reporting period (Apr 9 – Apr 23).