When I was in high school, since I was in a very theoretical program, going to university and earning at least a Bachelor’s degree seemed the only reasonable option. Then, since I wanted to study a bit more, I decided to continue with a two-year Master’s, that in my home country–Italy–is seen as the most… Read More Is there a right age to be a graduate student?
One of the biggest challenges for someone starting to do research for the first time is finding a good problem to work on and the subsequent challenge is to define it clearly. Obviously, the next step is then to execute on it, but let’s not worry about this today! I had a hard time coming… Read More Problematic Problem Statement
I’m sure it’s bound to happen to most graduate students during their thesis-writing days. It’s a feeling of deep discouragement. One that gets you to your bones, and makes you feel tired in a way that sleep cannot suppress.
On a cloudy, rainy …late October day such as today…I find it hard to find focus to do work. Part of me wants to nap all day, but part of me wants to reconnect with something inspirational and start writing. Because this isn’t my personal blog, there are certain opinions and ideas that I will… Read More And I have no compass, and I have no map. And I have no reasons, no reasons to get back.