"This immediately suggests a tempting diet plan, if not a very lucrative one: drink lots of cold water. Your body burns calories warming up the H2O, you lose weight without much effort. Plausible?"
"To finish in three years, there are important pieces that must fall into place. You must have an adviser/committee chair who is willing to support you in this goal and work with you. Itâs important to ask your adviser, âCan this be done?â Is it possible, with your chosen topic and the type of research you will need to do, to finish in three years?"
"1. Read the endnotes: Please. They are not boring bibliographic details, but rather an integral part of the text. And the bouncing back-and-forth is a feature, not a bug. "
Good dieting tip.
Also, people definitely need help reading Wallace's work. It's very dense, but thoroughly enjoyable.