Sources of good advice Ronald Azuma's graduate school survival guide. Mor Harchol-Balter's annual talk on applying to Ph.D. programs. H. T. Kung's "Useful Things to Know About Ph. D. Thesis Research". (Written in 1987, but just as timely today). Armando Fox's Paper Writing and Presentations Page. Mark Allman's "A Referee's Plea". Mark Hill's "Oral Presentation Advice", including Dave Patterson's classic primer on "How to Give a Bad Talk". Alan Smith's "The Task of the Referee". Jeannette Wing's "Tips on the Interview Process". Planning on doing great things? See Hamming's talk on the topic. (Thanks to Jon Crowcroft for pointing me to this). Much more advice available here.