A melting point is a characteristic physical property of a substance. So melting point analysis is one of the simplest and most useful techniques for identification of a chemical substance. Melting point depression Melting point (m.p.) analysis can also provide information
Updated by Dr. Allison Kirsop, November 2016. Thought I’d bring this one to the front again seeing as it’s that time of year! With exams just around the corner, here are a few tips to help you get
Writing your first literature review can be daunting, and getting started is often the hardest part. This article explains how to approach your first literature review and gives some tips on what to include and what to avoid.
Writing for KirsopLabs – why do it? Why on earth would writing for a blog be so important? Why would you even bother? As an undergraduate looking to get ahead of your peers in the interview stakes,
The subject of plagiarism always comes up in my workshops for scientific writing skills. It’s important to highlight this topic so that you can take steps to make sure you avoid it.
So you’ve just graduated with a 2:1 chemistry degree, what next? Maybe graduation isn’t for a few months yet, but it’s never too early to start looking for your first real job. Laura Durechova talks to the Graduate Recruitment Bureau chemistry
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Recently, a student told me that scientific writing for reports and literature reviews was the hardest part of the course, especially for non-native English speakers. For undergrads and postgrads alike, getting your citations and bibliographies formatted correctly seems to be
Updated 20 Nov 2016 Bad posters can be bad in many ways, but good academic posters have a few things in common. For instance, using arrows is a great way to help guide the reader’s eye around the
Want to predict your final degree classification? OK – so its just a bit of fun! But (now graduated) MChem student, Euan Diodge, has devised an awesome spreadsheet that can be used to “predict” your final degree classification based on
Ever wondered what it would be like to work at the cutting edge of science? Interested in going into industry when you graduate? Chemistry graduate Kyshiea George tells us about her job with Ingenza Ltd., at the Roslin Biocentre,
Watch Out For Those Speed Bumps If you’re thinking about writing for the web, here are some points to bear in mind. Great advice for students starting out on a writing career. Use this as a guide when you proof-read