# User talk:Mmh115/Benchmark II: Model Description

## Student Comments

-You should provide more detail in your description of your variables. I would recommend doing a table similar to your parameters section, or adding a sentence after each equation that talks about what the equation is doing.

-In your simulation section, talk about the whole process of replicating the figures instead of just the differences. For example, instead of saying "This is done using NDSolve in Mathematica", talk about how you used certain aforementioned equations with NDSolve to come up with values that you then graphed. It may also be helpful to the reader to mention what the significance of the graphs are, such as how they will affect your hypothesis.

-In the assumption section, "It is assumed that the initial conditions are as listed based on the experimental procedure that is being modeled" should be rewritten as "It is assumed that the initial conditions accurately represent the experimental procedure that is being modeled" for clarity.

--James Mcginnity (talk) 09:13, 10 April 2017 (EDT)

## Instructor Comments

- Benchmark submitted on time?
- Yes

- Rubric submitted on time?
- Yes

- State variables, parameters and inputs to the model clearly distinguished?
- Yes

- Term-by-term description of model components?
- You show the equations, but do not provide term by term descriptions. Since some of the terms are similar, you do not have to do this for all of them, but you should do it for at least some of them, so the reader understands what the equations mean. For example, for equation 1, you could have said something like “Cyclin becomes available at a zeroth order rate of k1, is degraded in a first order reaction at a rate k2 as a function of its current concentration, and also is consumed in a second order reaction dependent on the CDK concentration at a rate k3”.

- Have you described model assumptions?
- Yes, but much too briefly. You need to clarify the basis for these assumptions.

- Description of equation simulation?
- Yes, but again this is too brief.

On the whole, this is a fair to good first draft. You will need to add more detail about the terms. Once you have an extension, you will also need to add details about its assumptions, equations, and so on, to this section.

--Hillel Chiel (talk) 12:25, 9 April 2017 (EDT)