Myth VS Reality
Of your summer research
Make a Poster
The hardest part is the research. Once I am done, it takes only one or two days to make the poster and write the paper. Or why wasting my time on them anyway? I want to use every minute on research.
Even though your project may not turn into a publishable paper, there are still plenty of chances to present it, and you should take every one of them. Also note that the quality of your research will not speak for itself, so you need good writing and aesthetics.
Present to the public
Public in general is not that interested in science. Plus, my research will be too abstract and technical for them to understand anyway. I also lack a big platform to talk to the general public about my research.
There is always a way to transform your technical project into a both entertaining and educational story. Some of your results may even be important for a larger audience to know. The narrative of a discovery is naturally full of dramas, crises and excitement!
Into The Future
I can keep working on my summer project and collaborate remotely with my mentors after Fall semester begins, even though I already have a full course load and research projects at my own university.
It is almost impossible to continue working on your summer project once you are back to school, but they may welcome you to keep helping out whenever you can or maybe revisit the group during fall break. Take care to balance your GPA, research and GRE tests.
Myth vs. Reality of Your Summer Research is a step-by-step guide for undergraduates enrolled in US colleges to find and excel in their summer research internships.
The guide will challenge your previous assumptions about research and academia , as well as provide easy-to-apply tips.
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