Tumblr Post: Scientific Papers

Aug 16, 2015

Disclaimer: This is a cross post from my Tumblr blog, Study, Scattered Me!. As well, any products mentioned in this post are not in any way sponsored (unless stated) and my views on those products are my own.

I forgot where I heard this tip but it’s good to read papers that are in your field in your spare time. I spent like an hour looking for PDFs that I didn’t have to pay to read when I remembered that my university library provides free access to databases and databases of papers. The paper I want to read first isn’t even related to what I study but the topic is interesting and one of the authors is like my favourite instructor. Most of the papers I downloaded are written by my current professors and past TAs.

I also FINALLY finished reading chapter four of my algorithms textbook last night. I was getting a little bit bored reading about greedy algorithms. Chapter five includes a lot induction and recurrence relations, which are topics I haven’t mastered yet from previous courses. Although, I think I’m finally getting the hang of them. I think I might do the post-it textbook note taking method for chapter six.