Although most people will recommend that you write your thesis as you go. Although most people will discourage you from leaving writing until the end. The reality is, most people leave the majority of their writing to the end of their PhD. We’ll talk about and make a plan to get it all written in […]
Setting work boundaries is one of the most important things you’ll need to learn. It’ll be useful as a PhD student, and onto whatever academic or non-academic work you might pursue. But how do you do it? Here, I’ve set out some examples that might help you determine your boundaries, and how you implement them. […]
Job losses – let alone those we’re living through now as a result of COVID – are tough to deal with.
Like I said in earlier articles on reading, writing, and social media, marginal gains are small improvements that add up through the value of compounding. So, what small improvements can you make improve your workflow? The first step might be to list all of the things you did today. And then repeat that for a […]
I coach a lot of researchers in the use of social media to translate their work. The most common question is about creating content/posting. They worry about the time need to find content, create it, and then post it. They worry that they will not be prolific enough. They worry their account will have peaks […]
Other than “when you started” I cannot think of a better time than now to start improving your writing.
During school, I rarely read. In fact, I only read because I had to throughout school. Then I continued that in university. I am living proof of marginal gains for reading. To start with, I was encouraged to read the news. Then that developed into interests that I actively sought out and books to read. […]
Twenty Questions for before you start or go back to studying (a PhD). They aren’t in any order. Just as they popped into my head.
The problem most academics have working with industry is that they assume industry is like them. The problem most industry has with academics is they assume academics are like them.
We need better PhD supervisors.1 Yes – students need to take control of their own destiny. Yes – students need to be more aware of their role in the research, and supervisory process. Yes – students should be self-informing about options beyond their PhD. But…