PhD -- Read HOW many papers a DAY?! How many papers should a PhD student read each day? I'm in my first year. I have been told today that I should be reading 3 papers a day. Previously I was told I should be reading 6 papers a day. On both these occasions I was told by a senior professor. FYI I probably read about 1 or 2 a day on average at the moment, but occasionally I'll read more (especially if there's a report or presentation I need to do -- part procrastination, part desperately trying to fill in the gaps). Any thoughts here?