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In regards to the genomics part of the course or lab experience, list the top three aspects that HINDERED your learning the material well.

  • 1. Not a user friendly site.  2. The information was presented in a confusing manner.  3. I was not too interested in the experiment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • MAGIC tool was not very user friendly. I sometimes was unsure of what purpose certain aspects of the experimental procedure had and simply followed the guide without understanding.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • - professor's explanation of material  - Some things were left out of MAGIC Tool handout  - Data retrieved from microarray was only from repressed no induced was present                                                                                     
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  • I didn't know vocab very well and didn't feel like it was explained thoroughly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • The microarray broke and could not be scanned.  MAGIC TOOLS gave us several problems while trying to analyze data.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Magic tool software was not user friendly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Magic tool is a funny program, as is to be expected from a derived program.  It worked, but it took a few weeks to figure out its peculiarities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • lacking background                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • unprepared lab partner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

In regards to the genomics part of this course or lab experience, list the top three aspects that HELPED you learn the material best.

  • 1. Practicing the use of Magic Tool beforehand.  2. Using the GCAT website.  3. Actually doing the experiment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • On hands learning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • The videos on the GCAT website, hands on practicing lab skills before I was required to perform them, and the quizzes from the website.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Step by step instructions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • The instructor offered many notes on the topic and also provided notes in the protocol.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • magic tool   handouts  preforming the experimetn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • reading thoroughly ahead of time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

In regards to the genomics part of this course or lab experience, what part of the process was the hardest for you to understand?

  • The end results- interpreting genes in metabolic pathways.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Location of genes on microarray                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • The processes of the genes and the pathways                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • The hardest part was analyzing the data.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • How magic tool worked.  The instruction manual is not made for beginners.  My professor provided help guides that enabled us to get through it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • log transformations and the ratios                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • the many different things attached that result in a fluor