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How to be a Succesful PhD Student
Putting a PhD in perspective
Surviving Graduate School
- Daily Californian story on graduate student mental health by Andrea Hernandez
- Are you a phony? Do you worry that one of these days you're going to get busted pretending to be a smart grad student? How did you slip through the cracks and end up here anyway? Here are some resources for understanding the Impostor Syndrome/Phenomenon CalTech article Science Mag article
- Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning a Master's or a Ph.D - the grad school "manual"
- Collections of Graduate School Advice (Large collections of links on everything from starting out as a graduate student to writing your dissertation and giving presentations):
- A Concise Graduate School Survival Guide by Wanda Pratt
- How to Have a Bad Career In Research by David Patterson
- How to Give a Bad Talk by Dave Patterson, UC Berkeley
- Advice to a Beginning Graduate Student or What is Research? or The 4 R's of Graduate School: Reading, Rithmetic, Research, and Writing by Manuel Blum
- Oral Presentation Advice by Mark Hill, U-Wisc
- Advice on Research and Writing A collection of advice about how to do research and how to communicate effectively (primarily for computer scientists)
- Making scientific computations reproducible, WaveLab and reproducible research How to stay organized so that you as well as others can reproduce the graphs and results described in your publications.
- A CS Graduate Survival Guide: "So long, and thanks for the PhD!" by Ronald T. Azuma. The 4th guide in the Hitchhiker's guide trilogy...
- Graduate Study in Computer and Mathematical Sciences - a Survival Manual by Dianne Prost O'Leary
- How to do Research at the MIT AI Lab It's good to know what your 'competitor' is doing... ;o) Slightly outdated, but still a lot of good tips for people in AI.
- Graduate School and Advisor Advice by WICSE WICSE (Women in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering) had written those advices in 2002 for their members, but they are useful for men as well.
- A Time Management Talk by Randy Pausch
- A Time Management Primer from gradresources.org
- LaTeX Templates and Guides A collection of links and information on how to use LaTeX for your academic life at Berkeley, including making slides, conference posters, and theses