Should I Do a PhD Thesis by Publication?

The best thesis is a submitted thesis. This by publication could make this faster or slower. Be aware of the pros and cons. If you’d like to know more, comment, DM or shoot me an email. I’ll send you some content. Transcript: Increasingly, students have the opportunity to do their thesis by publication rather than […]

Reporting Your Success

It is great to measure yourself. But the next step towards improvement is to report. I don’t think it matters who or where you report to. It could be a friend, colleague, partner, family member, staff member or the public. But it is important to report. It creates an accountability framework. It also ensures that […]

Reporting Your Success

It is great to measure yourself. But the next step towards improvement is to report. I don’t think it matters who or where you report to. It could be a friend, colleague, partner, family member, staff member or the public. But it is important to report. It creates an accountability framework. It also ensures that […]

Instagram Accounts I Follow (and Why)

There are many reasons you might follow an Instagram (or any social media) account. Here are three that I use: Learn about life. Learn about using social media in new, better or different ways. Help people. Transcript: One of the things that I think we don’t do well as researchers is make conscious decisions about […]

Writing a Better Thesis, Dissertation or Journal Article

Getting better at writing is one of the best ways to increase your research output. Yet, we spend very little time learning or practicing writing. So here are 5 tips to improve your writing: Read the style of writing you want to write. Write assuming people will skim and skip sections. Use subheadings. Don’t write […]

Should I finish My PhD and Other Questions You Might Be Asking Yourself

There are many reasons to do a PhD. But few reasons to discontinue, intermit or leave a PhD (or academia). Beyond why you might leave, you should also consider what you should do on the way out. Here are some suggestions. Transcript: For many of you, COVID-19 might have forced a reconsideration of what your career […]

Mistakes People Make Writing Their Thesis

There are all kinds of ways to write a thesis. And thus, there are all kinds of mistakes you can make in the process. Here are some that I have seen: • Starting too early • Starting too late • Not involving your supervisor • Poor backups • Delayed referencing • Not using a reference […]

Writing a Better Thesis, Dissertation or Journal Article

Getting better at writing is one of the best ways to increase your research output. Yet, we spend very little time learning or practicing writing. So here are 5 tips to improve your writing: 1. Read the style of writing you want to write. 2. Write assuming people will skim and skip sections. 3. Use […]