Information resources for the Graduate Student
Advice on Research and Writing
- Check out Mark Leone's wonderful compilation of papers
about how to do research and how to communicating effectively.
- A letter to research students, Duane Baily <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Research can be made more enjoyable and productive through a little
organization. For many computer scientists, research techniques are a
product of experience rather than, unfortunately, formal training.
Several organizational suggestions are outlined here, most of which
are useful to the undergraduate researcher. Items in italics are
aimed at graduate students, professional researchers, and faculty. Enjoy.
- How to do Research at the MIT AI Lab
- Abstract: This document presumptuously purports to explain
how to do research. We give heuristics that may be useful in picking
up the specific skills needed for research (reading, writing,
programming) and for understanding and enjoying the process itself
(methodology, topic and advisor selection, and emotional factors).
- Survival in the academy
- A very useful guide from the Indiana University Computer Science
- How to Be a Good Graduate Student/Advisor
- Abstract: This paper attempts to raise some issues that are important for graduate students to be successful
and to get as much out of the process as possible, and for advisors who wish to help their students be
successful. The intent is not to provide prescriptive advice -- no formulas for finishing a thesis or
twelve-step programs for becoming a better advisor are given -- but to raise awareness on both
sides of the advisor-student relationship as to what the expectations are and should be for this
relationship, what a graduate student should expect to accomplish, common problems, and where to
go if the advisor is not forthcoming.
- NSF awards
- Search NSF grant abstracts
- This page provides links to sources of
information about student financial aid. It is maintained by Mark
Kantrowitz author of the The
Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships for Math and
Science Students, as a service to students and
On the lighter side...
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Jennifer Myers (Last modified: 9 Jan 1996)