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The Pocket Card Monthly QR Exclusive - February 2021

Thank you for ordering The Pocket ScientistThe Pocket Chemist or The Pocket Engineer and scanning the QR code to reach this page! This page is exclusively for holders of these cards and will have new content, freebies, resources and discounts every calendar month.

February Discount:

If you just joined the ranks of card holders this holiday season, you may have missed our Science Word Magnets launch last summer! We'll give you another chance with $1.50 off each set you buy with the discount code: NEEDMOREWORDS.

A few versions are close to sold out, but luckily we ordered extra of these below because they pair so well with the Pocket cards:

If you love The Pocket Scientist -> Science Basics Word Magnets

If you love The Pocket Chemist -> Chemistry Word Magnets

If you love The Pocket Engineer -> Engineering Word Magnets

engineering word magnets 


February Resource - Saving time reading papers:

In grad school, I came up with an efficient system for reading hundreds of scientific papers and organizing them to save me time later writing a literature review. Everyone will need to do this at some point. I wrote an 11-minute blog post outlining my methods and including some tips & tricks that will save you a ton of time. Comment on it to let me know what you think!

How to read scientific papers quickly (and effectively organize them for a literature review)

February News:

This might not be newsworthy but it's extremely important to us: We're switching all of our plastic bubble mailers out for cardboard mailers. The cardboard versions cost twice as much, but will decompose if not recycled and will not contribute to the growing microplastics problems in our environment. If you still have your black plastic bubble mailer from us, please drop it off at a grocery store bag recycling bin to recycle it!

        Just for fun:

        Casual Friday isn't always for everyone...

        Science cartoons by Tom Gauld

        Tom Gauld cartoon about biohazard casual friday


        Did you miss last month? Check out our archive:

        *Note: Discount codes will no longer be active and some links may be broken.

        January 2021 - Focus on interviewing

        December 2020 - Inspirational reading for graduate students

        November 2020 - Graduate application resources

        October 2020 - Voting for Science

        September 2020 - New Lab Art Photography

        August 2020 - The Pocket Chemist Exam Edition launch!

        July 2020 - Word Magnet Launch!

        June 2020 - Constant giveaways and learning to code

        May 2020 - Time to get writing?

        April 2020 - Quarantine life and a new retro sticker!

        March 2020 - Focus on Best Chemistry Blogs

        February 2020 - Focus on Digital tools for chemistry

        January 2020 - Focus on Outreach

        December 2019 - Focus on Social Media Accounts for Scientists

        November 2019 - Focus on Helpful Reading for Grad Students

        October 2019 - Focus on Chemistry and Chemistry Resources

        September 2019 - Focus on Science Podcasts