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What skills will I gain when going into the science field?

Um I'm kind of an introvert. I'm pretty average with my smarts. #SCIENCE

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Elizabeth (Lizzie)’s Answer

As Josh said above, science is broad! You will learn different skills in different classes and majors.

That being said, I feel like there are some skills that I, a computer science major, shared with my friend, who was a biology major (she was pre-med.) We both learned how to skim texts--we were sometimes given so much reading that we couldn't do it all. We learned to find keywords and important paragraphs (often, the intro and conclusion.) We learned how to interpret data visualizations like charts, and maybe also how to make good ones ourselves (labels are key!) We learned how to problem solve and think critically, function on little sleep, we both learned calculus and took some statistics as well, and we both had different lab sessions--we learned how to complete problem sets, and most importantly, we learned how to learn. Science is constantly changing, so what you learn one year might be slightly outdated in a few years. The methods you use to learn will never be outdated.
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Depending on what field you go into, as Science is a broad field, you will learn problem solving skills in abundance. The basic knowledge of science is taught in school but the real work of science involves the skills of perseverance, problem solving, and thinking outside the box. These skills are refined in students during the college years by the best professors. The knowledge you need to understand the science behind things requires "smarts" but the work requires the above mentioned skills to apply the knowledge to solve a problem or identify an issue.
Being an introvert in the science field can be a plus especially when working in a lab.
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