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A high school student’s view of PLoS

Recently, the PLoS UK office had a 15 year old high school student, Abi, doing work experience with us for a week. This is what she thought of it all…

I started my week of work experience a little apprehensive, worried that I would not understand any of the “complicated” scientific terms used in PLoS. But I was wrong. On my first day I was introduced to the user-friendly website, and also to the research articles, only to discover that even I could understand them, especially with the Editors’ Summaries available in PLoS Medicine. As the week has gone on, I have found more and more articles on PLoS which are of interest to me, all of which I fully understand and enjoy, and so have discovered that there is something for everyone here. Personally, I have found articles on the relationship between sleep deprivation and obesity interesting, as well as articles I have come across discussing suicide rates . I am aware that it’s probably just me in my own weird way that finds these particular two articles among the most interesting on the PLoS sites, but it does just prove my point that everyone will find something at PLoS which interests them, whether it be the ultrasonic songs of male mice or a new arthritis therapy .

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