Category Archives: Writing

Straight talk about graduate school

When a student sent me this article by Professor Stephen C. Stearns, titled “Some Modest Advice for Graduate Students“, she warned me that it might be a bit intimidating for this blog. Indeed, to those of you who are not cynical by nature*, … Continue reading

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Neverending edits

One of the challenges in the transition from college to grad school is accepting the fact that most of one’s papers will be co-written with an advisor, or possibly even team-written. Some advisors provide only high-level commentary, while others roll … Continue reading

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