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  1. #1 How to Become a Scientist 
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    So i am an aspiring scientist and am wondering what actions i have to take in order to become one. I am in high school and i am doing very well. What other things can i do to help better my chances of becoming a scientist. The areas that i am looking of going in to are Chemistry and Physics.


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    Quote Originally Posted by credo
    So i am an aspiring scientist and am wondering what actions i have to take in order to become one. I am in high school and i am doing very well. What other things can i do to help better my chances of becoming a scientist. The areas that i am looking of going in to are Chemistry and Physics.
    Aside from study, any chance you get to do hands on research, even if you have to volunteer, is very helpful. It reinforces what you learn in theory and helps build contacts for when you graduate.


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    thank you i didn't know that
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    what do u need explaining about
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    I'm assuming that you live in the US.

    - Go to college, ideally one with lots of research funding
    - Do well in the subject area you will want to specialize in
    - Be involved in research in the same/related area during your undergrad years
    - Apply to graduate school (PhD) programs
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    I recommend applied sciences as it is very rewarding to create/invent new things. Check out these areas: chemical engineering, applied physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering.
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    how doyou become a scientist?

    be arrogant, dismiss anything that disagrees with you, believe in evolution, do personal attacks on those who disagree with you and ignore the truth. {ha ha ha}
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    you are one HELL of a scientist Archy... oh, minus the evolution bit, you fail to be a scientist there.
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    i was trying to be funny
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    Spend as much time on math as the science classes.

    If it's available, you'll be surprised how helpful a course on critical thinking or even an intro to philosophy course will be later on.

    Even if you hate it learn to write well. Proposing research, supervising research, and publishing and reporting research all require good communication skills.
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    If you can't write you have no future in science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    If you can't write you have no future in science.
    I would have been doomed then.
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