Monday, June 17, 2013

Notes on Research

Note to self, this is what I learned for almost a year as a Research Assistant:

  1. Don't be afraid of new things which I have absolutely no background on. Just read up.
  2. Don't mentally block any areas to investigate for research.
  3. Don't read a book from 1st page to the last because most likely I only need a few chapters on it. 
  4. Don't be afraid to change the direction of research until you feel a great passion in yourself to want to do this day or night. 
  5. Don't be lazy to do the exercises and simple readings of paper and verification of them, just not all of them, the important ones only.
  6. Talk to people!
  7. Use Wikipedia early on. 
  8. Speed read the papers, get the physics instead of getting stuck on the technicalities.