Hello, I am applying to different PhD offers but I am very slow and sometimes become quite desperate about it. I would like to know from your experience what is the most efficient way to succeed in this research. Usually, I get lost when I read recent papers and it is hard to understand the topic. So sometimes I ask for precisions directly by email and I get hundreds of pages to read because the professors send me PhD theses and other big documents. Do you think it is the best approach? The problem is that I may have to focus on only one offer during a long time if I want to read, understand everything and make sure I enjoy the topic. So if I am not selected, I start again with a new one but it is not easy to apply to several offers in parallel. On the other hand, I can apply and go deeper into the topics later. But it has also big drawbacks. So what would be your opinion? Thank you in advance.