Restarting a Stalled Project

It happens to every grad student in the sciences at some point: your project stops working and things don’t seem to come together. In some cases, projects don’t get enough momentum and early success to even seem like they have started. Projects that stop working can be some of the most disheartening events in graduate school (especially if you take your work very personally or tend to be a perfectionist) which makes knowing how to get back on track one of the most important skills that you can cultivate.

So what do you do when you find yourself tasked with a project that has stalled out?

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Three Magic Phrases for Graduate Students

What if I told you there were three magic phrases that can help you get what you need in graduate school (and work in general?)

These are all short, specific questions that can make your life easier if you know when and how to use them. Continue reading Three Magic Phrases for Graduate Students