Author: corwinolson

Opening Up Space to Everyone and Their Mother

Growing up in the 1990s, I was entranced by Star Trek. Specifically, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, and Voyager. Most Star Trek fans would argue that the 1990s were “peak Star Trek”, given the amount and quality

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