Nathan Yau, the statistician that runs the blog Flowing Data, recently wrote a ”Survival Guide to Starting and Finishing a PhD”.

Tips on making it through, what I would tell my previous self going in, and advice on taking advantage of the unique opportunity that is graduate school.

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Be careful what you wish for – it may become true! A doctoral position is easy to accept, but the committment that lies before you is bigger than signing up for the Foreign Legion. (Image from Flowing Data.)

I think he makes some really important points.

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