Tuesday, April 30, 2013

sinking in

Grad students are supposed to talk to lots of professors to get constructive feedback on their work. On the surface, this is useful because you get ideas and suggestions from people who are much more experienced in the field, and the more people you talk to, the more variety in suggestions you get from different angles.

True, but also, if you're as dense and stubborn as I am, it's helpful because you hear the same things from many people. And eventually the message hits a weak point in your skull and you actually hear it.

Funny how information aggregates. A dozen similar conversations with no noticeable Eureka moment, but after it's all said and done I'm not where I started anymore.

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