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Biology W3034/W4034: Biotechnology


There will be several homework assignments.  These assignments will test your understanding of the material covered as well as your ability to apply what you have learned. Most importantly, they are designed as learning exercises to extend what has been discussed during lecture.


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Homework #1

9/14/11 9/21/11 Homework #1 Answers 24/34

Homework #2

9/21/11 9/28/11 Homework #2 Answers 21/30

Homework #3

9/28/11 10/5/11 Homework #3 Answers


Homework #4

10/5/11 10/12/11 Homework #4 Answers 19/25

Homework #5

10/12/11 10/19/11 Homework #5 Answers  
Midterm Sample
    Midterm Sample Answers  

Homework #6

10/30/11 12/7/11

 Company descriptions

Homework #7
11/9/11 11/16/11 Homework #7 Answers 4.0/5
Homework #8
11/23/11 11/30/11 Homework #8 Answers 3.6/5
Final exam from 2010
    Most answers to final exam from 2010


Final exam 12/21/11

Final exam 2011 answer key


    A Few Tips for Homework Assignments Based on Previous Years:

    Regarding collaborations: You may discuss the homework problems with other members of the class, but each student must independently figure out the solutions and write his or her own answers.

    Regarding references: The homework assignments are not scavenger hunts. We are interested in how well you understand and can apply the material and not whether you can look up answers in the book. Therefore, the answers will not be found directly in the book. In regard to homework assignments, the book should be used as a reference tool if you need help with a particular concept. Students are encouraged to rely heavily on their class notes, lecture outlines, powerpoint slides, and their own ingenuity.

    Regarding recitation: During recitation sessions you are welcome to ask questions regarding material covered on the homework assignments.  However, the answers to the homework questions will not be given and students are not encouraged to pry for hints.  The recitations are there to help students understand concepts that they must apply in order to complete the homework.

                        ***** Students should feel free to email questions to the instructor or to the TAs. *****