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Acceptable time to eat

I TA early this semester.  For example, I arrived to campus at 6:25 this morning for class (really, 6:25 am).  It’s currently 8:51 am, I’m starving, and debating whether or not to eat my lunch (or second breakfast like a … 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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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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