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How exactly do you write about research on your Non-Academic Activities? Especially those volunteer lab chore positions... would we just write something like "I held the responsibility of cleaning glassware and tools for the entire lab. I also organized data into a database for future analysis." 

Also, should we talk specifically about projects we work on? Or do we just be brief, to prevent it from sounding like an abstract entry? For example, could I just say "Ran experiments pertaining to insulin processing in relation to diabetes development," without going too hard into the science? 

Thanks!

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12 hours ago, Saturation said:

How exactly do you write about research on your Non-Academic Activities? Especially those volunteer lab chore positions... would we just write something like "I held the responsibility of cleaning glassware and tools for the entire lab. I also organized data into a database for future analysis." 

Also, should we talk specifically about projects we work on? Or do we just be brief, to prevent it from sounding like an abstract entry? For example, could I just say "Ran experiments pertaining to insulin processing in relation to diabetes development," without going too hard into the science? 

Thanks!

You have to be brief, because there’s so little space. Describing your responsibilities and how they change or increase over time will be more important than the extract details of the research you  did, but a short description for context (like the example you included) is good.

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On 9/7/2019 at 5:01 AM, Saturation said:

How exactly do you write about research on your Non-Academic Activities? Especially those volunteer lab chore positions... would we just write something like "I held the responsibility of cleaning glassware and tools for the entire lab. I also organized data into a database for future analysis." 

Also, should we talk specifically about projects we work on? Or do we just be brief, to prevent it from sounding like an abstract entry? For example, could I just say "Ran experiments pertaining to insulin processing in relation to diabetes development," without going too hard into the science? 

Thanks!

If you have publications, you can elaborate on that later on. You shouldn't be so specific to explain the in vivo techniques you did or what proteins you cloned and what was inhibited. Something that is brief (meaning one sentence) and representative of the field (as you would find in a review article) should suffice. Focus the rest of this on what you learned or the significance of what you did. 

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