Readings in this course are available electronically. Some of them will open to essays within our class site; others will open to external documents. Some of the external documents are open access and others are toll access (don't know what this means? See the essay "Open Access Publishing Model"). For toll access articles, you will need to have a valid connection to UF either through a UF on-site computer, the remote-login at a UF library site or through the VPN (Virtual Private Network). If you don't have the VPN installed on your personal computer (desktop or laptop), then you should do so, especially if you work mostly from a laptop (the least secure digital environment). The VPN is easier to use than the remote-login, more secure, and a lot less buggy. Essentially, the VPN "tells" the web that you are a UF student with access to all of its resources and does this while adding a layer of security, more or less making the web treat your laptop as though you were on campus. Please go to UF's page, download (then install) the VPN.
Reading #1: Sounder Thinking through Clearer Writing
Reading #2: Communication -- Why Bother? -- read section "Why is Effective Communication Necessary?
Reading #3: How
and Why Biologists Write
Reading #4: Synthesizing Sources
Reading #5: Writing Science
Reading #7: A Flag in the Wind: Educating for Professionalism in Medicine (strongly recommended)
Reading #8: Applying to Med School by AspiringDocs.com (strongly recommended website -- great info about timelines, med schools, career sources)
Reading #9: (strongly recommended) Evaluating the Literature: eMedicine Emergency Treatment
Reading #10 (reference) -- Citing Medicine: the NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 2nd Edition
Reading #11 -- Focus your Topic map
The "Is it smart to text during class?" Series
Reading #2 --(recommended) Electronic Media Use, Reading, and Academic Distractibility in College Youth
Reading #3 -- (recommended) Psychophysiological Patterns During Cell Phone Text Messaging: A Preliminary Study
Review Article to practice Mapping