• Question: what subjects go well with science in college? not including maths?

    Asked by caoilfhionn to Arlene, Colin, David, Eugene, Paul on 19 Nov 2012.
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      Arlene O'Neill answered on 19 Nov 2012:

      Physics, Chemistry and Biology! I really regret only studying physics on its own. I wish I did at least Chemistry. They are all fascinating subjects and will give you more options when its comes to specialising during your science degree

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      Paul Higgins answered on 21 Nov 2012:

      In addition to the “hard sciences” it is really important to learn how to write well! I can’t stress this enough. You have to write research papers about your work, and if they are not written well, no one will want to read them. Personally I think science is a creative process, so taking classes that stimulate your imagination are great. Problem solving is another skill to work on. Science requires a specific way of thinking, to distill ideas down, like taking a watery soup and boiling it down until it is rich and creamy with information goodness. You have to analyse problems in abstract ways and keep and unbiased, open mind about them.

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      David McKeown answered on 21 Nov 2012:

      Learn about arts and philosophy. Read lots of books on lots of different topics. The broader your knowledge the further you will see, the better you will be at science.