Incineroar999 wrote:Hello. I'm a newbie and I have NO IDEA what I'm doing. Please give me any tips!!!
Study powders, metals, and liquids like crazy!! They are so so important. Make sure you know the difference between different kinds of fingerprints and ONLY PUT WHAT YOU NEED ON YOUR CHEAT SHEET. Also make sure you leave time for your analysis (I suggest using bullet points), which should be written by whoever is done first. Underline useful information (what animals the suspect has, what kind of clothes they wear, etc.) and learn at least a bit about the history of forensics (like the father of fingerprinting, wha CODIS stands for, what IAFIS stands for, etc.). Learn about DNA and its 4 nitrogenous bases, know what DNA stands for, and basically just know about DNA. Just.... make sure you know the 4 nitrogenous bases and the biggest differences between unknowns like the back of your hand and edit your cheat sheet as you go. And please please always remember the analysis, it is so many points and is important okay.
I hope this was able to help!! I know it was a lot, but there is a lot to know!!!