Monthly Archives: February 2009

Stick to the Content

By Daniel Erman There is a wealth of information on the internet about how to give a good Mathematics talk, including: (*)   Gian-Carlo Rota’s essay “Ten lessons I wish I had been taught” (*)   John Baez’s “Advice for the … Continue reading

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Five Pieces of Advice for the Beginning Teaching Assistant

By Tom Wright This entry is a list (with explanations) of the five most important things I have learned in my years as a teaching assistant (i.e. leading a recitation section for a professor). Individual results may vary… 1.)  Make sure … Continue reading

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Navigating Seminars—A First Year’s Perspective

By Adam Boocher Navigating seminars can be a tricky thing to do, especially when you’re new to the whole grad school game.  I was lucky in that I had plenty of older students (and a few professors) to give my … Continue reading

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Finding an Advisor

By Annalies Vuong A friend’s advisor is rumored to have said, “An advisor/advisee relationship is like a marriage…only more permanent.” From that perspective, I did a lot of “dating” before I settled on an advisor. I did some “online dating” … Continue reading

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Welcome Math Graduate Students

On behalf of the American Math Society, I want to welcome all of you graduate students to the AMS and put this blog in your hands. Email me if you would like to be on the graduate student editorial board … Continue reading

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