Oral presentations, professors and hypocrisy

Hypocrisy, incoherence, abuse of power, I’ve already got a job and can do whatever I please, practising what you preach is overrated, shame, disrespect, unprofessionalism… Every year, students at university are required more and more to deliver oral presentations and they’re given guidelines on time, clarity, display… which sound more like threats to be taken…

My first experiencies with massive open online courses

Massive open online courses (MOOC) are becoming more and more popular lately, especially among professionals like translators and correctors, who need to know a bit of everything to tackle the texts they receive. Being a member of this group, it was a matter of time that I enrol any. Today I’m writing about my first…

My Master in Analytical Chemistry – 2 of 2

Acknowledgements – continuation Everything started in February last year during a birthday supper with the Sílvias — two girls with the same name that you have to name in plural and never individually. They had just finished their masters and were starting their PHDs. They said such nice things about the experience that I got…

They say I work in a lab

This week we got the part of the computers in the old laboratory painted. This gave me some free time away from my job. Some free time means half a week. Last Monday was a normal working day; Tuesday was not supposed to be the same. The painters had to be there soon in the…

Accident in the laboratory

I had an accident in the laboratory some weeks ago. To be admitted to a chemistry master you need to attend a course in research laboratories risks prevention. If you haven’t attended it, you must sign a document saying you’ll do it so you can get the master’s certificate. When you think of it, it’s…