If you're tired of getting to the last steps of a reaction in the lab and realizing that you forgot to do something hours earlier, check out Nick Oswald's latest advice at Bitesize Bio. There, he gives 10 ways to help you make fewer errors in the lab. Topping the list is to, well, make a list. "I have always found that using checklists during experiments is a great way to focus the mind and stop me from forgetting to add something or doing things in the wrong order," Oswald writes. Other tips include setting everything up before you begin, making stock solution in bulk, and getting enough sleep.
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