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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by owl, Jan 4, 2009.

    hello there all, i be a young man of 23, last year completed a research mastered degree before my artistic nature took over everything else, no going back now (!), spending my time writing poetry prose lyrics music and ideas, drawing and painting, guess i'll be speaking to some of you soon, in a bit friends, in a bit,
     
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    Welcome, owl. I hope you enjoy your time here. :-D
     
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    Hello Owl, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    What manner of research, if you don't mind my asking. I was a research chemist mumble years ago.

    Posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

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    ayup mate, 'twas parasite immunology, investigated the responses of white blood cells in respone to differing parasite burdens, interesting but gimme art any day of the week,
     
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    It does sound interesting. Parasites haven't gotten the same kind of scrutiny as bacterial and viral infection mechanisms.
     
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    i enjoyed it though as time progressed i struggled with the discipline and repetition of research, i realised that my personality wasn't geared towards for an academic career, too many conventions and rules, hence my switch to art, happier now for sure,
     
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    Repetition IS the most tedious aspect of research. Repeat the same experiment 50 times, varying only this parameter over the range, two trials at each value. Now lets fix that parameter and vary this OTHER parameter over ITS range. Actually, we need to do this over each of the 25 values of the first parameter...

    It looks like there may have been some contamination in this series of runs, so we need to repeat with new precautions against contamination...
     

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