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Life update

Since I haven’t been around a ton lately, I thought I would share a bit of what’s going on in my life right now. Science!! For the past 2 months I have been running an experiment.  I hope to get … Continue reading

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Who should you write letters of recommendation to?

So it seems like that time of the year where everyone is beginning to look towards the future and apply to graduate school, medical school, internships, etc.  Recently I have had a couple of students who were in my recitation … Continue reading

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When your research gets put on the backburner

Once again, since my TAing has ramped up for the summer, I am buried in a pile of grading. I’ve noticed that I’ve started to prioritize my teaching (read: grading) over other things, such as reading papers, figuring out what … Continue reading

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Advice when reading anything

This is the best advice I’ve seen when reading a paper (or really anything non-fiction): “Assume that everything you read is bullshit until the author manages to convince you that it isn’t. If you do not understand something, don’t feel … Continue reading

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Hurry up and get it done!

As I’m sitting here, on a beautiful sunny Saturday (which is pretty rare here), I am running my experiment and wondering, why am I here?  Not in a big picture, philosophical why am I doing research why am I here, … Continue reading

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How to read THE LITERATURE

Since discovering Mendelay, I’ve had more motivation to read papers.  At least I did until I started TAing again.  But let’s assume that I’ll still make time to read papers.  When I open up Mendelay to read, I’m not exactly … Continue reading

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Addicted to collecting papers

My name is Elizabeth and I may be addicted to collecting papers.  Seriously, I spend more time finding/downloading papers that I do reading them. I think part of the reason I do this is because I’m still narrowing my research … Continue reading

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