(Adapted from an answer I gave several years ago to this question on Quora) I’m assuming you are actively writing. If not, you must start there. Here are some things I have tried to follow to improve my scientific writing: Understand the basic parts of a scientific paper. This might sound trivial, but it is the … Read more
As a graduate student, I’ve looked at hundreds of research papers. Over the years, I realized the necessity to develop a system for myself to effectively keep track of, organize, and process – in a word, harness – all this knowledge. Further, I realized I needed to have a system that made it easy to … Read more
Authorship disputes are a persistent problem in academia, and they often lead to feelings of resentment. These disputes are a waste of energy, discouraging, and (mostly) avoidable. To reduce the chance of disputes in my lab, I reviewed a couple of journal papers on authorship guidelines and an example or two that other labs had … Read more
In the summer of 2017, I dove into 3D printing head first. I’d only used a 3D printer two or three times previously, so it was a plunge. I got a budget 3D printer kit (Tevo Tarantula) after watching a bunch of different reviews (see below for reviewers I trust on 3D printers). Building the … Read more
This post outlines the system of inboxing that allows me to keep track of everything, or at least most things. These apps and methods are a result of trying many different things over the years. Todoist: I use Todoist as my task management tool. For inboxing, I use Todoist’s task inbox. I just type in … Read more
For several years, the question of ‘Am I qualified enough?’ has plagued me. Should I do more? What if I do too much and become over-qualified!
Rocketbook (RB) is a “smart”, reusable notebook. I decided to try one out because I was tired of taking pictures of my “traditional” paper notebooks and having to flip back through a bunch of junk pages to find something I wrote last week. I purchased the Exectutive size (6″x8.8″) from Amazon. I am happy about … Read more