Current graduate students in my group, and former graduate students with a brief summary on their fates.   I encourage my graduate students to participate fully in developing their own research questions and to pursue independent funding.  Here are some brief notes on the process of writing a paper, and here are some ideas about preparing for the qualifying exam

If you have not read it, do yourself a favor and read Strunk & White's The Elements of Style.  Words to live by.  If you're only going to read one part, learning the distinction between nauseous and nauseated was a highlight for me.