A blog post at bayblab confronts the age-old (or at least pretty old) conundrum of 'publish or perish'. As a grad student, it might be tempting to succumb to peer pressure and rush into publishing, since the only way to get an assistantship is to have your name in print. It’s probably not worth it, they write, at the cost of an imperfect paper. According to HHMI's Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, "try to resist the temptation to rush into print, if you have a choice. Remember, the quality of your publications is what matters most in the long run."