Fraser Scott is a senior lecturer in chemistry at the University of Strathclyde.
He is interested in drug discovery and science education, and is a former high school teacher in Scotland.
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Making sense of graphs
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Teaching with enthusiasm
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6 tips for teaching reaction rates using graphs
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Use written assignments to probe student understanding of organic mechanisms
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