Cedar Sanderson

The Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: Tips for Studying

The Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: Tips for Studying

In honor of my physics exam today, here are ten  helpful tips and tricks to study by. As I am a non-traditional student – read that as: Old and sludgy-brained – I have learned some things by experience that I have been able to pass on to classmates, and now to you. Don’t procrastinate: cramming does […]

Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: The Ig Nobels

Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: The Ig Nobels

As a science student I make mistakes. In labs, I worry about acids, and following directions so I don’t blow anyone up, and sterilizing well enough to kill all the little microbes I’m trying to grow in my petrie dish but not on my lab coat. Right now, I just play by the rules and […]

Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: The Language of Science

Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: The Language of Science

The language of science is, of course, math. I was assigned an essay for my calculus course, asking us to reflect on our past math experiences, and what we plan to use math for in our upcoming careers. I have long had a love-hate relationship with math. I appreciate the elegance of working a difficult […]

2nd Annual Indie Author Labor Day Sale

2nd Annual Indie Author Labor Day Sale

A curated list of authors then selected works and put them on sale, just for readers like you. If you’ve been waiting for the next fun read, or for a reason to Read Indie, this is that time. All the books are priced between $2.99 and $0.99, affordable ways to explore new worlds. You will […]

Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: Killer Class Loads

Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: Killer Class Loads

So here’s the thing about college classes. A credit hour, roughly, translates to one hour butt in the chair lecture or lab time. Then, rule of thumb is for every hour in the classroom, you’ll spend three on homework. It’s not a hard and fast rule. But as the years go by, you’ll learn that […]

Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: Introduction

Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: Introduction

When I talked to the editing staff about what I should do next for this blog, Pat Richardson pointed out that I’m a female in college for a STEM degree. That’s a hot topic, he said. You should write about it. I suspect I may have trouble keeping it interesting, but I will give it […]

Wrongfans against Weasels

Wrongfans against Weasels

Written by Lawrence Railey Seeking Great Stories! I am in a foul mood, presently, and that means it is time for a rant. I am not sure how many of you know me. But suffice it to say that I am a fan of Sarah Hoyt’s, and also of Wright, Correia, Kratman and many others […]