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  1. #1 Autodidact Learning? 
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    I was just wondering if any of you could help me. I want to learn biology and chemistry in my free time, where and how should I start?

    EDIT: I am mostly interested in genetics


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    Dear Dr. Trouble,

    It depends what level you are at, but I would recommend starting by collecting (either buying or borrowing from a library, or both) as many textbooks as possible related to biology/chemistry/genetics... then you could skim through them to get a feel for the material they cover and how they all intercalate... at the beginning, it might also be best to try and distill general principles, then you have a conceptual framework into which you can later fit the details you are most interested in...

    Also, it might be helpful to find people with a similar interest and discuss ideas with them

    Finally, you could attend seminars and conferences in order to see how science is 'really' done

    Not sure if this helps

    Tridimity


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    Quote Originally Posted by tridimity
    Dear Dr. Trouble,

    It depends what level you are at, but I would recommend starting by collecting (either buying or borrowing from a library, or both) as many textbooks as possible related to biology/chemistry/genetics... then you could skim through them to get a feel for the material they cover and how they all intercalate... at the beginning, it might also be best to try and distill general principles, then you have a conceptual framework into which you can later fit the details you are most interested in...

    Also, it might be helpful to find people with a similar interest and discuss ideas with them

    Finally, you could attend seminars and conferences in order to see how science is 'really' done

    Not sure if this helps

    Tridimity
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