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Dr Banks's Website

Dr. Banks retired some years ago from the Chemistry Department at the College of the Bahamas (now University of the Bahamas, UB), Nassau, Bahamas tel. 1 242 302 4438.

He can still be reached at francis.banks[at]ub.edu.bs - use the ampersand, @, instead of [at].  (This is a vain attempt to defeat "bots".)

 This page was last updated on 06-Mar-22

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How to enter special chemistry symbols
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Keyboard short-cuts for Microsoft's Equation Editor


How to deal with exam nerves

Recent research has shown that spending 10 minutes writing down your fears before the exam can move you up a grade on the average.

How to study for your exams

This article  in New Scientist magazine tells you the most effective seven techniques to bone up for that test!  (As shown by psychological experiments.)


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Note how low the US scores!  Why do we copy them?