Research skills

Writing papers, giving research talks, and writing research proposals are key skills, but they aren't easy. This page describes how I approach each of these three challenges, in the hope that they may be useful to you.

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How to give a good research talk

"How to give a good research talk", Simon Peyton Jones, John Launchbury, John Hughes, SIGPLAN Notices 28(11), Nov 1993.

Since we wrote the paper quite a few people have written with constructive comments. Nick Nethercote also has a useful 2-page guide about giving a talk.

How to write a great research paper

This talk offers seven simple, concrete suggestions for how to improve your research papers.

How to write a good research proposal

"How to write a good research proposal", Simon Peyton Jones and Alan Bundy.

Other resources

Finally, here are some pointers to other advice I have found useful, though Google will find you a lot more besides.

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