Writing As A Scientist Of Chemistry Essay

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Writing is not the first thing that comes to mind when the word chemistry comes appears. With the subject of chemistry, people usually think of cool experiments such as making toxic chemicals and blowing things up; however, writing plays a very vital part as a chemist. Dr. John Leyba, the chemistry and biochemistry department head and professor at the University of North Georgia (UNG), was able to give an insight of writing in the world of chemistry. Earning a Bachelor of Science in Truman State University and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Leyba was able to provide a plethora of experience in writing from both school and work during the conversation. After speaking with Dr. Leyba, it was made clear that writing is vital both academically and professionally in chemistry, as well as personally as I further advance my education and pursue career path in the science of chemistry. From an academic perspective, writing in chemistry varies between the different levels of education. For example, the expectations in writing abilities are very different when comparing a high school student and a student in graduate school. High school and undergraduate students are expected to write lab reports, whereas graduate students write a dissertation or a thesis. The expectations between the two are greatly different, but Dr. Leyba says that as students progress through school, the writings will eventually “cultivate into longer papers . . .…

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