Advice on Research and Writing

A collection of advice about how to do research and how to communicate effectively (primarily for computer scientists). Jennifer Myers at Northwestern also maintains a list of information resources for graduate students.
  • How to Get a Paper Accepted at OOPSLA, including comments from an OOPSLA program committee.
  • A Letter to Research Students
  • The IUCS Graduate Student Survival Guide. Includes Survival Skills for Graduate Women and The Assistant Professor's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • How to do Research in the MIT AI Lab
  • How to Give a Good Research Talk
  • How to Present a Paper in Theoretical Computer Science.
  • A Guide for New Referees in Theoretical Computer Science.
  • Advice to Authors of Extended Abstracts
  • How To Have Your Abstract Rejected
  • Advice for 1994 POPL submissions
  • How to cope with "burnout"
  • Why Are There So Few Female Computer Scientists?.
  • Other references:
  • Alan Jay Smith, "The task of the referee," IEEE Computer, April 1990, pp. 65-71.