From: Lui Fields
This was left with us by one of the ICE-Arizona participants. I got it second
hand and can't give the proper credit:
The Ten Commandments of Chemistry Problems
1. Thou shalt read thy problem.
2. Whatsoever thou doest to one side of ye equation, do ye also to the other.
3. Thou must use thy "COMMON SENSE", else thou wilt have flagpoles 9,000 feet
in height, YEA.... even fathers younger than sons.
4. Thou shalt ignore the teachings of false prophets to do all work in thy
5. When thou knowest not, thou shalt look it up, and if thy search still elude
thee, then thou shalt ask the ALL-KNOWING TEACHER.
6. Thou shalt master each step before putting thy heavy foot down on the next.
7. Thy correct answer does not prove that thou hast worked thy problem
correctly. This argument convincest none, least of all thy teacher.
8. Thou shalt first see that thou hast copied thy problem correctly before
bearing false witness that the answer book lieth.
9. Thou shalt look back even unto thy youth and remember thy arithmetic.
10. Thou shalt learn, speak, write, and listen correctly in the language of
chemistry and verily A's and B's shalt follow thee even unto graduation.