Friday, October 31, 2008

How to ask professors to serve on Ph.D. committee

I have to take the comprehensive exam in the near future and need to form a Ph.D. committee. With the help from Rahul, I came up with a succinct email for this.


The format is

Hello Dr. [professor to ask],

I am a Ph.D. student working with Dr. [my advisor]. My work focuses on [very compact description of your thesis]. I was going through your research interests and found out about your expertise in [related expertise of professor to ask]. I would very much appreciate if you would agree to serve on my Ph.D. committee and guide me in my research. Would it be possible for you to serve on my PhD committee?

I look forward to your positive response.

[my name]


Monday, October 27, 2008

Open Error Search Dialog in WinEdt

(Oct 27, 2008)

I closed WinEdt's error dialog at one time and could not find a way to open it again. After spending quite some times, I finally found the way. In WinEdt 5.5, go to Options->Settings. Then, we will see the 'Errors' tab. There are three things we need to check
  1. C++ style errors
  2. Extended TeX Messages
  3. TeX Source Tracking.
Finally, there is another option we have to UNcheck, 'Quick Mode'. When the 'Quick Mode' option is unchecked, error search dialog will work normally.