How To Guides for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors at Cal State LA


This page was created by students for students. If you wouldl like to see additional guildes, please email Dr. Cecilia Zurita-Lopez: zuritalopez (at)

How To (academic)

Use a scientific calculator

Enroll in a class that is full

Keep going to the section you wish to add. Do not miss out on the lectures. This way, if you get in, you will not be behind. Be persistent!

How To (applications)

Ask for a letter of recommendation

How To (career)

Find a job

How To (self improvment)

Stay informed of current events

Spot fake news / fake information

One thing you can do is find out who is funding the work. Here's a website that currates funded research. The Funder Registry by CrossRef can help!