Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Some Modest Advice for Graduate Students - by Stephen C. Stearns, Ph.D.

From the link: http://www.yale.edu/eeb/stearns/advice.htm

(Please read the full article from the link above. It is EXCELLENT! A must read).
  • Always Prepare for the Worst.
  • Nobody cares about you.
  • You Must Know Why Your Work is Important.
  • Psychological Problems are the Biggest Barrier.
  • Avoid Taking Lectures - They're Usually Inefficient.
  • Write a Proposal and Get It Criticized.
  • Manage Your Advisors.
  • Types of Theses.
  • Start Publishing Early.
  • Don't Look Down on a Master's Thesis.
  • Publish Regularly, But Not Too Much.
  • Some Useful References.

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