Advice on Research and Writing
A collection of advice about how to do research and how to communicate
effectively (primarily for computer scientists).
An Evaluation of the Ninth SOSP Submissions, or, How (and How Not) to
Write a Good Systems Paper by Roy Levin and David D. Redell
How to Have a Bad Career in Research/Academia by David Patterson
Networking on the Network by Phil Agre
On Being A Scientist: Responsible Conduct In Research,
from the National Academy of Sciences
CRA Committee on the Status of Women in Research
on good mathematical writing, by David Goss
A primer on mathematical writing, by Steven L. Kleiman
How to be a Good Graduate Student/Advisor, by Marie desJardins
How to Get a Paper Accepted at OOPSLA, by Alan Snyder.
A Letter to Research Students, by Duane A. Bailey
- The IUCS
Graduate Student Survival Guide.
How to do Research in the MIT AI Lab, ed. David Chapman
How to Give a Good Research Talk, by Simon Peyton Jones et al.
How to Present a Paper in Theoretical Computer Science,
by Ian Parberry.
A Guide for New Referees in Theoretical Computer Science,
by Ian Parberry.
Advice to Authors of Extended Abstracts, by William Pugh.
How To Have Your Abstract Rejected,
by van Leunen and Lipton.
Advice for 1996 POPL submissions
How to cope with "burnout",
by Andreas Gehmeyr.
- Burnout Prevention and Recovery at MIT (humor)
- Papers on
women in computer science.
Other references and related resources
Study, Research, and Writing Skills web page
from the American Communication Association.
The Young Scientists' Network (career oriented)
- Dissertation News,
The Association for Support of Graduate Students.
- Ivan Sutherland, "Technology and Courage," in CMU Computer
Science: A 25th Anniversary Commemorative, ed. Richard F. Rashid. ACM
- Alan Jay Smith, "The task of the referee," IEEE Computer, April 1990,
SIGMOD academic careers information
Resources for dissertation research (gopher)
Information resources for graduate students by Jennifer Myers.
Information for current and prospective graduate students by
A Guide for Applying to Graduate Schools
by Piroz Mohseni.