Monthly Archives: July 2012

writing well

1. Sufficient Background information 2. Able to verbally describe the x # major claims of argument 3. Able to construct a working outline 4. Writing it out. NB: can you avoid cognitive shortcuts (symbols) and think about what you’re writing … Continue reading

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sentence

“P values confirm that all flies respond normally to dietary restriction when median lifespans are compared for dietary restriction (DR) versus fully fed (FF) conditions.” Burnett et al 2011 (Absence of effects of Sir2 overexpression on lifespan in c. elegans … Continue reading

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note to self (on unhappiness)

I think unhappiness (for me) is way too much introspection and possibly some narcissism. Listening to other’s troubles or recognizing (really), e.g. financially what’s at stake, focusing on the big picture (vs. the granular) and making visible progress towards big … Continue reading

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note to self (reflection)

today i looked at the website online and found some amazing projects that alums at my school are doing. honestly, i’m quite jealous. but i look in retrospect and then– aha! it all makes sense. i’m not focused and i … Continue reading

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note to self (waiting pays off)

A couple days ago I met a boy who seems just wonderful, although he lives 100s and 100s of miles away. I don’t have any expectation, but those past “failures” weren’t really failures. They were good practice runs before a … Continue reading

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God is Real

I was having a crappy day (after being hugged by a stranger in a club and then just sad because of no reason despite living in this 1st world country) when I heard on the radio about sex trafficking and … Continue reading

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note to self (be yourself)

2 years ago, i joined a lab and worked with a diligent and automated co-worker. I really admired her and praised her. I didn’t care much about my own image, and I think I got swept along with the all … Continue reading

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