5 study spots!

For many students I am sure spending hours on end studying is not on the top of your list of favourite things to do, and this is probably even truer during busy periods such as exam time or the thesis writing stage.  During these busy periods it is really easy to loose motivation, however one way that I find I […]

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Thoughts every* PhD student has…

*Obviously as I always say I can not speak on behalf of ALL PhD students, but I needed to make the title dramatic. 1.Situation: Looking at timeline/goal sheets “Oh look, there goes another deadline” 2. Situation: When meeting someone new and they ask you what you do for work “Please don’t ask me to explain what a PhD is, nodding and […]

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Reflecting on why I choose a PhD

  When I first starting blogging I wrote a post about why I choose to start a PhD (https://drofwhat.com/2016/06/01/why-a-phd/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true). I wrote this post when I was 6 months into my PhD and in the proposal stage of my research, so everything was still quite new. Now that I am (almost ‘half way’) I thought it was time that I reflected on […]

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Study Documents: Semester Timeline

The second study document that I have created is a semester timeline template. I find that visualising the tasks you must complete on a timeline allows you to see the extremely busy periods, as well as the less busy periods within a semester. This can allow you to plan ahead a get stated on your readings and assignments during the quiet times. I […]

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How to have a productive holidays!

School’s out, scream and shout…. Because you have a million assignments to do… Many uni students are currently on holidays, and school holidays are also fast approaching, so I thought now is a perfect time to reveal my tips for having a productive holidays. Tip 1: Plan! Write down a list of tasks that you must complete during the holidays […]

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