I’ll help you make the most of graduate school and give you tips to survive this competative and stressful period—without working all day (and night, and weekend).
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Is grad school really that hard? How many hours will I have to work? Will I get a job?
Five qualities to consider beyond their research agenda and subfield expertise.
You don’t have to read every word on every page, but you should spend time on each book or article and answer these questions.
As we get ready to start another (hopefully, the last) remote semester, here are four ideas for staying productive at home during a pandemic.
The academic market is tough, and you need to start thinking about it early. To be competitive, you’ll have to develop some habits that ensure you stay productive and sane. Here are mine.
Stop working in reaction mode. Be more proactive about tackling big, complicated projects by making time for deep work.
There is no formula for coming up with a great research idea. But there is a formula for coming up with more research ideas…some which might be good.
Feedback is a gift, but in this case, it truly is better to give than to receive. I discuss some strategies for dealing with the initial sting and making the most of constructive criticism.
Giving a talk is a lot like selling a car. Take them for a test drive, don’t read them the owner’s manual.
My 4-to-N step process for teaching myself statistical methods. And you can too.
Notes and reflections from a panel with Julia Azari, Hakeem Jefferson, and Matt Yglesias.