Reading

A few suggestions for (prospective) grad students, in no particular order:

Must read

  1. The care and maintenance of your adviser
  2. The Ph.D. Grind, by Philip Guo
  3. What My PhD Was Like, by Jean Yang
  4. 12 resolutions for grad students, by Matt Might

Paper reading

  1. How to critically read papers

Paper writing

  1. How to write a great research paper, by Simon Peyton Jones
  2. Why I gave your paper a Strong Reject, by Matt Welsh
  3. Statistical Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, by Adrian Sampson

Talks

  1. How to give a great research talk, by Simon Peyton Jones
  2. Summarizing your presentation with miniature slides, by Andreas Zeller

Where to find money

  1. PAC SIGPLAN
  2. CAPS SIGSOFT
  3. Tips for attending OOPSLA with low budget

Fun

  1. PHD Comics