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How to Be a Good Graduate Student
by Marie desJardins
This editorial attempts to raise some issues that are important
for graduate students to be successful and to get as much
out of the process as possible, and for advisors who wish
to help their students be successful. The intent is not
to provide prescriptive advice -- no formulas for finishing
a thesis or twelve-step programs for becoming a better
advisor are given -- but to raise awareness on both sides of
the advisor-student relationship as to what the expectations
are and should be for this relationship, what a graduate
student should expect to accomplish, common problems, and
where to go if the advisor is not forthcoming. Continue ...
'A theory with mathematical beauty is more likely to be correct than an ugly one that fits some experimental data. God is a mathematician of a very high order, and He used very advanced mathematics in constructing the universe.'