How do I make the best use of time wisely

Summer paper: Decide topic by end of this year

  • Jan - Mar
    • Lit review
    • Feasibility of data

30 second elevator pitch

“Hi, nice to meet you what are you working on?

"Saying the data set is no use. Must say the question or concept. What is the main effect?"

"What is new about that?"

"The contribution is..."


Summer paper can work with advisor

  • Arguments
    • Why did you start with this
    • Why did you say this
  • Writing
    • How do you choose the opening sentence (informative)
    • When do you break up the paragraphs
  • Published papers
    • Several paragraphs to motivate a hypothesis
    • Have a reference for every paragraph


  • Geography