Graduate students in the “hard” sciences who teach in addition to engaging in research greatly improve their research skills compared with graduate students who undertook research alone, according to a new study, reports the New York Times. The study, published last week in the journal Science, found that “teaching experience can contribute substantially to the improvement of essential research skills.” Researchers on the study came from the University of Virginia, the University of South Carolina, the University of Texas at Austin and Zayed University, in the United Arab Emirates…

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