A DBA programme requires reading many papers, learning many things and these need to be done fast.
Let’s say a common paper has six to ten pages. At the start of your DBA, you will read a paper from beginning to end, and you will probably need to read it two or three times more to completely understand it.
However, you can’t afford to spend so much time, reading hundreds of papers four times. You need to figure out fast if a paper is worth reading, how much it is relevant for your thesis and if it is original. Think of all of these while you’re skimming over a paper, but in order to do that, you will need to read a lot.
For this reason and to practice the skill of extracting useful information, start preparing and read as many papers as soon as you can. This will be a good exercise that will help you save a lot of time while you work on your DBA thesis