I have a son who’s currently a physics undergrad, just starting in third year. And another son who’s starting first year philosophy. As you can imagine, I may occasionally pass along a link or two to them pointing to stuff on the web I think they might find particularly interesting or useful. Thinking on that fact, I surmised that perhaps other undergrad students might find those links interesting or useful as well. Hence, this series of posts here on the blog.
Since I’m a science librarian, the items I’ve chosen are mostly geared towards science undergrads (hence, the title of the series), but I hope many of them will be of broader interest.
- How to Read for History (This & the next one say history but lots of the strategies they discuss are very broadly applicable)
- How to Discuss a Book for History
- 10 Things to Do in College (Probably) More Important Than Going to Class
- Should I or Shouldn’t I? Advising Students on Academic (or Not) Careers
- Conferencing is networking
- This is why you never end up hiring good developers (first, just replace developers with “people” also even thought it’s from the hiring side rather than the job seeking side, just put a mirror up to the advice and it’s perfect for job seekers)
- Tips for applying to a job from Craigslist. (again, broadly applicable)
- The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Now Completely Online
- New game trades clicks for physics discoveries: A group of students at CERN have created a computer game that makes particle physics research as addictive as Candy Crush Saga
- The Invisible Prevalence of Citizen Science in Global Research: Migratory Birds and Climate Change
- 11 steps to structuring a science paper editors will take seriously
- How does one encourage undergraduate students to publish their research?
- Some myths of reproducible computational research
Please feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.