Doing research for course credit at your home institution (since one usually gets an A) would help you boost your GPA and would also leave the door open to continuing with the same lab if it turns out to be a good experience. And you do have "experience" since you've taken classes with a laboratory component.I know I've fallen a bit behind with the GPA so I'm hoping to make it up with some research work over the summer.
"Hi, I was wondering if you're active in research or know someone that is? I'm interested in participating in some but don't know where to start."So this might sound like a stupid question and its probably been asked but, how exactly should I go about asking a professor to do research? Most of my classes are large lectures right now so I'm not sure how to approach them.
Taking the classes and becoming certified will not be helpful unless you utilize it to get a job or volunteer position that uses the training. If you should use it, the clinical experience gained would be very helpful to your application.I'm still wondering whether or not I should also go through with trying to be an EMT. That's something I really want to do but if it won't help me at all then I don't see the point in spending a summer taking those classes.