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I have to write an essay!

Post by pbstudent07 » Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:02 pm

Hey everyone, I soon have to complete an essay on carbohydrates. This wouldn't be a problem, BUT it has to be a 6 to 10 pager, and my book has only given me about 3.5 pages of notes, and so far, all of the internet sites has given me the same information that I already have. Can anyone recomend a good site to get more information off of? If so, I would really appriciate it. Thank You :wink:
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:16 pm

What do you already know?
What is your thesis?
What more do you want to add in?

It's all about structure and presentation.

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Post by pbstudent07 » Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:23 pm

Well I know alot about the sugars, you know, monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides, but thats really all I am getting. I also have approx. 3 very detailed, very differently worded, deffinitions. I have begun with a very detailed definiton in my first paragraph (using all 3 definitions in combination). other than that I am completely stumped.
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Post by pbstudent07 » Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:53 am

:( can someone plase give me some help. I would deeply appriciate it.
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Post by mith » Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:24 am

Well, you can discuss ways they're formed, ways they are used, a couple of examples for each, that should be plenty.
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:31 am

Maybe some talk about how bacteria is formed from wet sugar?

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:23 pm

@Bio-hazzard
What are talking about? I don't have the slightest clue...

@pbstudent07
You can write a 100 page essay on carbs easily.
Here is an example: the roles of sugars:
-primary energy source(here you give the whole methabolical pathways complete with chemical reactions of cell respiration)
-components of DNA(role of DNA, it's chemical structure etc)
-part of cell structure. here you have:
-glycocalix(cell coat); clasifications(glicolipids, glicoproteins, proteoglucans)
-terminal glicozilation in RER; dolicol-phosphate
-role of antigenes(blood types)
-role in intracelullar comunication(manose sequence) and intercelular communication(part of neurotransmitter and neuromodulators receptors structure)
-compenents of cell wall(celulose at plants, GlucoseNAc and N-muramic acid in bacteria)
-cation deposits. usually sugars in glycocalix are acetilated or sulfated
-intercellular binding(mention selectines, binding of sperm cell to egg cell)


And that is only for the role of sugars in the body(AND THEY AR NOT ALL, only what i could think of now!!). Only that can cover 30-40 pages. If you give it synthesis(Calvin-Bensen cycle) and gluconeogenesis+the structure of various sugars, you got yourself a nice 50-70 page long paper.
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Post by burningredphoenix » Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:20 am

Relax, Essays are quite fun; I can stretch one page of information into 2 pages or more. Essays aren't summaries of the book you know. Analyze what you have, write what you know-- but make sure you have a point for writing it-- and incorporate what you know not only of carbohydrates, but what you know of their bonding, physical as well as chemical properties, roles they play. I can go on forever and write a book on your question. Just relax and write.

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Post by animejunkie13 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:06 am

you can also add how some carbs are THE GOOD KIND and which ones ARENT SO GOOD.
you can talk about the atkins diet, too.
put some mathmatics in there, ya kno?
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Post by amoebapower » Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:26 pm

speaking of carbs, is it true that on the atkins diet instead of your body burning fat it eats away at the muscle? ive read that somewhere and i want to know if its true

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Post by MrMistery » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:45 pm

The atkins diet is based on ketosys. It is very controversial and that is only one of the arguments doctors have against it...
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Post by mith » Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:26 pm

dr atkins wasn't very healthy when he died fyi
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