Victoria Aranda at Bitesize Bio makes a list of what you should do before running headlong into a project. First of all, she advises, "Never. Rush. The beginning. Ever." Take your time and really think about the project, especially considering the time commitment and techniques you will need. Then, she says, "read extensively and leisurely about all aspects of your future work, technical and conceptual, and start out up to date with the current knowledge." Also, Aranda says to ask for help and to always prepare for the worst.
Prior Planning and All That
Jul 02, 2009