My Honourable teacher, Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad Áwwamah (may Allah protect him) delivered an address several years ago in which he briefly poured out his sincere counsel for students of knowledge.
These are advices of a giant in the field of research, one who has spend over 50 years benefiting the ummah with his priceless gems. Recently, He wrote a 500 page book on the same issue in Arabic.
The arabic audio of that night’s lecture can be downloaded here:
I took Shaykh’s permission to reproduce it in English. Download the pdf here.