This is a short and sweet post. I spoke at OEB 399 for the first time this fall, in early November. If you don’t know
Hey guys, You ever have a time in your life when you realize that you’ve bitten off more than you might be able to chew?
When you start grad school, you either receive or ask for a lot of advice, from friends, professors, parents, etc. But not all of what you hear is helpful. I talk about two pieces of advice that I’ve followed and which have had a big impact on my life so far.
The first year of grad school was a lot rougher than I anticipated. Not having any coursework was a bit of a double-edged sword. Less work, but also fewer opportunities to feel like I’m making progress.
The NSF GRFP awards were sent out last Friday, and I did not receive it. But my reviews are interesting, so join me as I dissect and address their comments and critiques.
As I’ve been reading papers, one of the things I’ve thought about is the different types of papers or articles a graduate student might be interested in writing and publishing. I decided to craft a “beginner’s guide,” if you will to the world of scientific publications : written by a beginner, for beginners, and edited by the experienced.