Module 2 Discussion 1: Ask Questions and Construct a Hypothesis: How Does My Antibiotic Work?
Answer this question: How do antibiotics work? Antibiotics work through the concept of selective toxicity. For your response, research the concept of selective toxicity, and use your knowledge of bacterial and eukaryal cell structure, gained from the text readings and Exploration page, to answer the question. Make sure you write down the sources you use for your research.
- Start your discussion post with a definition of selective toxicity in your own words and a paragraph outlining possible antibiotic targets of bacterial cells.
- Your next paragraph will focus on penicillin. You should find one to two reliable sources that discuss how penicillin works. Focus on the structure that penicillin targets, and discuss how this relates to selective toxicity.
- Finally, consider how you could use the scientific method to learn about how antibiotics work. What questions would you want to research? What is your hypothesis?
- All references must be cited using APA Style.
Module 2 Discussion 2: Drawing Conclusions: My Antibiotic Isn't Working Because...
- Now that we know the basics of how antibiotics work, and how penicillin in particular works, it’s time to look into the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. What is antibiotic resistance? How big is this problem? What is causing it, and how can we fight back? These are all questions you will explore in this discussion. Read the article on antibiotic resistance. Find at least one more reliable article (it does not have to be a peer-reviewed article) to help you understand the problem of antibiotic resistance or clarify the peer-reviewed article. Then, post a few paragraphs answering the following questions in your own words:
oWhat is antibiotic resistance?
oHow do bacteria become resistant to antibiotics? Your answer should include the concepts of mutation and natural selection.
oWhat are some actions we, as a society, can take to limit antibiotic resistance?
oFor your chosen antibiotic in Module 2 discussion 1, describe an experiment that you could use to determine if a bacterial sample taken from a person was resistant to your antibiotic. Be sure to describe all steps of the experiment
2.Review resources on how to conduct library searches using the CCCOnline Library.
3.The CCCOnline Library provides access to scholarly research databases and has also put together a specific site to support biology students. It is recommended that you start your research using CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Science Reference Center, and Academic Search Complete.
Module 1 Discussion 2: Introductions and Conclusions
1.Think: Review the information in the Exploration of Identity Narrative section concerning introductions and conclusions. Consider what you find most important about writing an effective introduction and an effective conclusion. What strategies work best to engage a reader in the introduction? How do you effectively set the tone or introduce the topic? In a conclusion, what strategies work best to offer closure to the essay? How can you best synthesize the information in the essay and make connections?
2.Write: Write the introduction paragraph and conclusion paragraph for your Module 1 Assignment 2: Identity Narrative essay. After each paragraph, reflect on the resources on introductions and conclusions provided in Module 1 and list the features you have included that make your introduction and conclusion strong and successful.
3.Post your paragraphs and your reflections to the discussion board.
Module 1 Assignment 2: Identity Narrative
- Main Idea: The theory of narrative identity explores the idea that people form their identities by creating ever-evolving stories from their life events and their interpretation of those events. This story helps give them purpose and helps them form a vision of their futures. For this assignment, you will explore what defines you as a person, as a member of a group, or as a college student.
- Brainstorm: Think about some of the identity groups to which you belong. You might consider your membership in regards to gender, race, culture, religion, socioeconomic status, special needs, sports, clubs, subcultures, outward appearance, or other defining characteristics that matter to you. In your essay, you will explore how your membership in one of these groups influences your identity as a student or as a person.
- Pre-Write: Consider expectations others have of you because of your membership in this group. Consider expectations you have of yourself because of your membership in this group. How do these expectations or realities influence who you are today?
- Write: Create a thesis statement that shows your reader how your group membership influenced or influences your identity. As support for your thesis, tell the story of at least one important moment in your life that shows how your identity was influenced by your membership in this group. Reflect on this moment to show your reader why it was significant.
- Your essay length should be 750—800 words.
- You should not use any sources for this assignment.
- Be sure to use MLA Style to format this assignment. Apply MLA Style to all aspects of the paper, including the heading, title page, proper paragraph indentation and spacing, font, margins, size, etc. Need help with MLA? Please refer to the CCCOnline MLA Citation Toolkit or consult the Purdue OWL for more information.
- Proofread your work before submission