Measuring small amounts

We use & put out in class, syringes for small measurements. Especially where it's a liquid that would stick to the sides of a measuring cylinder. eg: washing up liquid, oils
I use large syringes all the time in the prep room to dispense liquids when I have a lot of test tubes or small bottles to do.
I may be stating the blooming obvious here with this one, but when I was first here as a tech I was asked how I managed to measure out 5mls of 0.4M ethanoic acid into 200 test tubes so quickly. I held up my 20ml syringe. For years they had been faffing about with a burette.