This is a blog born out of selfishness. Its sole purpose is to facilitate my academic studies. It will contain almost paragraph by paragraph summaries of academic papers. The goal is not to gain novel insights (which invariably happens) or pass  piercing critiques (which often happens but is not expressed here, obviously). The goal is quite simply to force myself to fully understand the paper in question (which I hope happens).

I almost always end up editing the posts at a later date. So proceed with caution always and but especially if the post is a fresh one. While reading a summary, it is always a good idea to have the paper along with you. If you don’t have access to the online libraries to which most of the links to the papers refer to, leave a comment.