I just came across an interesting post by Matt Welsh from Harvard. He advised a few things to those PhD students whom are getting started their long endeavor towards a successful PhD research, including myself of course.

  • Don’t let school get in your way of your education.
  • Just dive in and have no fear.
  • Don’t read too much (at first).
  • Keep track of the papers that you read.
  • Take a lot of notes.

Reflecting the advice to my (current) situation, I found that none of the items checked off. I guess I am not yet in full shape of doing the PhD research.😥