Author: corwinolson

Four Pillars: Exercise, Part 3

A few final thoughts on exercise. Bear with me. Beyond doing a single workout each day, I also recommend finding ways to stay active throughout the day. For example, squeeze in some pushups and situps during a mid-morning or afternoon

Four Pillars: Exercise, Part 2

Guess what? I have a bunch more to say about exercise. Shocking, I know. An example of a highly effective exercise routine: first thing in the morning do a 1+ mile run starting at your front door, perhaps going through

Four Pillars: Exercise

For the next few weeks we’ll shift our focus to more general productivity fundamentals, which can help you in a wide variety of areas within a graduate program. There are what I like to call “Four Pillars” that are key

Tips on Performing a Literature Review

Focus on relevant journal papers, textbook chapters, and to a lesser extent conference papers. Odds are you will learn more of what you need for your research from these sources than your graduate classes. Textbooks tend to be more polished

Biggest Mistakes Made By PhD Students

What are the biggest mistakes made by PhD students? Well, there are too many to try to list in a single article, but there are some general themes. And in fact, they align well with the mistakes described in many