Microbiome

The Microbiome is a central theme of our textbook. Every chapter you will see a section on microbiome related to the chapter contents. The purpose  the discussion forums is to extend your learning and to deepen your understanding of concepts presented in the course.

To contribute to this discussion forum:

  •  Watch the  TED talk on our microbiome  “Meet your Microbes” (Click on the link to watch the video)and write a short report (200-250 words, in your own words) on what you learned and understood from this talk and your perspectives on the topic. Your perspectives on the topic must be supported with evidence/example  either from your text book or authentic internet sites.Citations must be provided for such information. Format your citations as per MLA citation style. The citations will not count towards your recommended document length  
  • After you post your report, read through all postings from the rest of the class and respond to at least one of your peer’s posting

Your post will be graded as follows:( See the detailed rubrics attached to this forum)

Report  demonstrating understanding and your perspective using standard English grammar and spelling

90%

Substantial comment to one classmate (do not simply say “Good Idea” or “I agree”). Demonstrate thoughtfulness towards the topic, it should relate insignts or genuine understanding.

10%Total100% 

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