Tutor profile: Lara J.
What is dimensional analysis?
Dimensional analysis is an easy way to convert units of one thing to units of another thing without having to stress too much about what the conversion factors are. It relies on crossing out similar units until you are left with the unit you wanted to convert to/
Understanding the steps of the cell cycle is too confusing. I just don't understand what is going on.
I was very frustrated when I first had to memorize the steps in detail. Something that helped me was playing this recording of the cell cycle song before exams. It's a great way to jog your memory and get the tune stuck in your head for easy recollection during the exam. Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOsAbTi9tHw
Writing a science research paper feels overwhelming. Where should I start?
Not to fret! I have good news. Feeling lost when given a laborious assignment like this one is completely normal :) Let's work together to break it down to a few simpler steps to get us started. 1. Let's identify our topic for the essay. This should be broad enough to find many supporting articles but specific enough to be interesting and arguable. 2. Next, let's run a google search to see what experts have to say about our topic. We can use google scholar, PubMed, or a simple google search to do this. 3. Create a one-liner to describe the main point of each article...no need to stress over close reading; a quick peruse will do very well. 4. Now it's time to synthesize the information we've gathered into a more narrow, cohesive argument. Once this is complete, we will summarize each article and analyze it's contents including the author's tone, statistical methods used in the papers, experimental soundness, and counterarguments.
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