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Performing Research

Reference: The Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis by Raj Jain

Good researchers pay great attention to detail

You must have a plan

Documentation is essential

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Reading Papers

Note: To access papers from ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore when off-campus, append '' to the hostname in the URL. You'll then be prompted for your ODU UIN and password before proceeding.

Reference: How to Read a Research Paper by S. Keshav
First Pass

Second Pass

Third Pass

Reference: How to Read an Engineering Research Paper by William Griswold
Answer these questions:

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Writing Summaries

Reference: Summary of a Scientific Article, George Mason Biology Dept., (archived)

Writing Papers

Reference: Writing for Computer Science by Justin Zobel



Style Specifics


Citation Style

Improving Your Paper Reference: A Referee's Plea by Mark Allman

Suggested Books

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Presenting Data

Reference: The Elements of Graphing Data by William S. Cleveland

The Data is the Most Important Part

Graphs in Papers

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Giving Presentations

Reference: Writing for Computer Science by Justin Zobel

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Grad School

Professional Communication

General Grad School

Proposal/Dissertation Writing

Grant Writing


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