Advice on Reading and Writing Research Papers
Because writing is so important for academic
success, and yet also so difficult,
many people have provided suggestions of how to write
Here is a collection of some of the
documents I have found that provide advice
on how to write, including some of my own.
If you have some you would like me to include, please send me
Learning how to read papers critically is
part of being a strong student,
both because you'll be
participating in journal clubs
also asked on occasion to
review papers for conferences
Learning to read papers critically
is also key to becoming a strong
researcher, because you will be able to
get insights and intuition from your reading
if you are careful enough.
Also, if you don't read carefully enough,
you might do something that turns out to
have already been done before -- thus
wasting what may be months or years of your
I've put together
a document on learning how to
read and critique papers,
The first document is for students
working with me and using either simulated or
biological data to explore the accuracy of phylogeny estimation
or alignment estimation methods.
First projects in the Warnow Lab
are just a start; I'll be adding to them.