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Read about science & research

Scientific research is the main focus of our program. We expect new students to understand what it is and how it works.

Unlike computer programming, there are no handy tutorials to get you started. One way to prepare (and enjoy yourself while doing so) is to read one or more of the below popular science books.

"Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything" by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
"A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson
"The Pleasure of Finding Things Out" by Richard P. Feynman

Good popular science magazines

Alternatively, you could follow a serious popular science magazine such as "Scientific American" or "New Scientist" for a while. Both can be bought at your local bookstore or found in the public library. Read articles on various topics, not just one single topic.

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