Probably the hardest thing to do as an undergraduate is to read the literature. It’s extremely daunting at first, and until you have a lot of experience with the language/abbreviations and background, you can end up spending frustrating numbers of hours reading a single paper. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a “sparknotes” version of some of the more interesting papers?
This morning, our friendly neighborhood editor Rachel forwarded this blog to Chiral and I. It’s written by a group of MIT chemistry graduate students looking at the literature and distilling/filtering it down to be understandable for an undergraduate reader. Because (a) I really like this blog, and (b) this is a great resource for undergraduates, here’s the link to their blog: chembites. Enjoy!
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