Monday, October 26, 2015

Student writing woes

A student of mine is technically good i.e. he has reasonable results that are publishable.

But man do he suck at writing !

I dont mean the usual grad_student_just_starting_to_write_technical_papers suck. I mean gosh_what_in_the_name_of_fuck_are_you_trying_to_say suck.

I have multiple rounds of revision with him and the colloborator but he doesn't seem to get it. Atleast he acknoweldges that he knows that he write terrible english and paper.

I am not sure what more can I do to improve his writing skills. After 3 rounds of back and forth I have taken over the writing part now and am going to do a overhaul of the paper.

I dont know if this is good or bad but deadline needs to be met and I need to get this done.

Atleast he is producing results; I am not sure how he is going to write his dissertation though.