A Model Blog for Research Digest

I came across a blog that can be a model of what I am envisioning for my small blog. It’s called BPS Research Digest. Although it is a authoritative blog published by the British Psychological Society and my blog is just by me, I would like to use this space to review the paper I

Admitted to Ph.D. Candidacy

Today I became a Ph.D. candidate! I presented the dissertation proposal last Friday and today. I have spent about a month for this proposal. Scheduling was one of the toughest things to do, and that’s why I proposed twice. (One should not do it twice.) Overall, this official milestone of my Ph.D. study has prepared

Plan for CV page

After finishing the dissertation proposal defense, I will start working on my academic website. The design requirements I am considering are: Ease of update: I want to keep my CV up-to-date in Markdown format and convert it into a part of web page as well as pdf. I am not sure if I will have

Pressure of daily writing quota

I barely met the writing quota (500 words) today. This is now six days in a row. Trying to meet such a certain quantitative threshold helps me visualize the progress. So, I start to feel that this daily writing goal almost has an additive feature. Once I get used to it, I will keep raising

Finished thesis proposal draft

It has been a super painful week for me writing a draft for thesis proposal. I should have started at least one week earlier. Regarding writing, I always underestimate the task and overestimate my capability. Writing to a deadline deprives the joy of creation and organizing. It was a good wake-up call. Now I started

Writing 10k words a day

I ran across an advice from a professional novel writer. http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-i-went-from-writing-2000-words-day.html He talks about the triangle as a requirement to jack up your writing speed: knowledge, time, and enthusiasm. I don’t get it much for enthusiasm, but I fully agree on knowledge and time. By knowledge, he means to prepare bullet points of what you