User talk:Mxw433/Final Term Paper

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Student Comments

Instructor Comments

  • Term paper survey submitted with term paper?
    • Yes.


  • Significance of problem?
    • Yes.
  • Statement of hypothesis?
    • Yes.
  • List of references?
    • Yes.
  • Properly formatted references?
    • Yes.

Model Description

  • State variables, parameters and inputs to the model clearly distinguished?
    • Yes.
  • Term-by-term description of model components?
    • Ye, but the specific details could have been specified a bit more completely; however, what’s there is good.
  • Have you described model assumptions?
    • Yes.
  • Description of equation simulation?
    • Yes, excellent.


  • Results described and compared to original paper?
    • Yes; figures are side by side; very nice!
  • Have you addressed the original biological hypothesis?
    • Yes.
  • Figures and legends to show results?
    • Yes.
  • Discrepancies relative to original model?
    • Yes - none were found.
  • Uploaded Mathematica file?
    • Yes.


  • How well does the model support the original hypothesis?
    • Well discussed.
  • Support for hypothesis and assumptions from other data in the literature?
    • Yes.
  • Limitations of results?
    • Well discussed.
  • Discrepancies and how they affect conclusions?
    • Yes - no discrepancies!
  • Relationship to other work in the field?
    • A good discussion with literature citations.
  • Discussion of future work?
    • A good discussion; it would have been good to have some literature citations for this section as well.

Overall Term Paper Quality

  • How well was the model replicated?
    • Completely replicated.
  • Based on the term paper, how well did you understand the material?
    • Excellent understanding.
  • How well written is the term paper?
    • A few typographical errors, but very clear and easy to follow.
  • How hard was the model extension that you did?
    • Moderately hard extensions.
  • How good was the extension?
    • Results were interesting.
  • Mathematica code clear and well annotated?
    • Code was annotated, but could have been organized a bit more clearly.
  • Mathematica code generates figures when evaluated?
    • Figure 7 does not work; otherwise OK.

On the whole, this is an excellent term paper! Thank you for your hard work!

--Hillel Chiel (talk) 09:09, 12 May 2017 (EDT)