April 2010
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Climb That Mountain or Chill in the Barcalounger?

When I was studying for a PhD at Princeton, my advisor would edit my papers before we submitted them to conferences. At first, my drafts were often returned covered with so much red ink that I could barely make out what was written underneath. I'd slog through all the comments, make changes, and submit a revised draft - only to face another red tidal wave.

I felt completely overwhelmed. I wasn't making any progress, and my advisor wasn't giving me the feedback I needed to improve. F

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