Planning Your Ideal PhD

Having a structured PhD plan can help you make progress when you lack motivation. One of the easiest things to do is to create a plan for your PhD that covers the years, months, weeks, and days. Each has a relevant level of detail. But they are referred to separately. So what does that look like:

  • Years – Broad goals.
  • Quarters – Specific data collection, collation and reporting activities.
  • Months – Things that might enhance or derail your progress.
  • Weeks – Repeatable structure, giving you a weekend.
  • Days – Defined schedule that sets limits on starting and finishing each day.