Prerequisites to Become a Scientist

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Prerequisites to Become a Scientist

Are Science and Mathematics your favourite subjects? Do you research and observe things, plants, animals and phenomena around you or in your neighbourhood? Well, if you always thought of pursuing Science and Mathematics, then being a scientist is a great career option. Here, we mention some prerequisites to becoming a scientist. Image source: pbs.twimg.com

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Prerequisites to Become a Scientist
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Take Care of your Mathematics

Mathematics is a very important subject for an aspiring scientist. Subjects such as Algebra, Calculus, Analytical Geometry and Statistics are really important and are widely used in Physical Science. So, make sure your basics in Mathematics are really strong. Image source: schools.nyc.gov

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Take Care of your Mathematics
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Analytical and Critical Thinking is Important

Analytical and critical thinking defines you and your work. It is crucial to have your own opinion and conclusion on things. A scientist should be able to evaluate information and think beyond certain situations. Go for courses which help you develop your analytical and critical thinking. Try to think clearly and have your own opinion. Do not follow the judgement of others. Image source: www.sbcoachescollege.com

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Analytical and Critical Thinking is Important
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Science should be your Core Subject

Every scientist should have a good knowledge of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Your basic years of education will definitely include these subjects resulting in specialisation later. Observing things, performing experiments and forming a hypothesis are different aspects of science and of becoming a scientist. When you are sure about your area of interest, you can major in your favourite science field be it Medicine, Planetary Science, Psychology, Genetics or Agriculture. Image source: pbs.twimg.com

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Science should be your Core Subject
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Internship

After you complete your studies with Science and Mathematics, internships are going to be your next step. Training under an experienced person to know the nuances of being a scientist is a crucial part in the making of a successful scientist. Image source: img.studentlive.in

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Internship
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Languages

You must know more than one language as it will help you in your research. There are many old scientific papers and journals in different languages. Therefore, be open to learning new languages. Image source: www.dooblo.net

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Languages
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Improve your Writing Skills

A scientist must have good communication skills, and writing skills are a priority. Your research and thesis will require a great deal of writing. Image source: talibmag.com

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Improve your Writing Skills
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Read Scientific Journals

As an aspiring scientist you will have to keep up with the field. Make it a habit to read scientific journals. Observe and analyse the work done by experienced scientists. These journals will feature your work when you become a good scientist. Image source: www.wired.com

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Read Scientific Journals
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