In the Fall semester of your junior year, you will participate in small group tutorials to discuss research papers from the primary literature. These tutorials provide an interactive format for you to learn to read and analyze current primary scientific literature—this is essential for you to develop new ideas about research and for formulating hypotheses.
You will participate in discussions headed by postdoctoral instructors once a week for 1.5 hours. The tutorial is broken into two 4-week sections, each with a distinct topic area. At the end of each section, you will be asked to write a short critique of a relevant research paper assigned by the instructor. Students will attend and participate in a total of 8 discussion groups and will write 2 short papers for the fall tutorial.
For important details, please see the NEU Fall Junior Tutorial Guide 2015