The Excuses . . . When I suggest a network is crucial for ALL engineers regardless of their place in life, I’ve heard a myriad of responses . . . . . . Why do I need a network, I’m not looking for a job? . . . Why bother, it’s not like I know . . . click to continue reading
Archives for January 2019
Why (many) engineers suck at writing and what can we do about it . . .
Have you heard ever the phrase that someone “writes like an engineer”? If you have, you’ll know that this is never meant as a compliment. It is used to disparage the writing skills of engineers who supposedly only care about math and science. While they are usually blown out of proportion, most stereotypes begin with at least . . . click to continue reading
Studying by Cramming or Pacing? AKA, when 1+1+1 does not equal 3.
Studying 30 minutes every day from Monday through Friday equals 2.5 hours. Right? Well, that depends on what you mean by “equals”. If you care about actual TIME, then then yes, those five study periods do equal 2.5 hours. However, if you care about QUALITY and EFFECTIVENESS of the studying, then answer would be no. . . . click to continue reading