Friday, November 25, 2011

Qualities of a Successful PhD Student

 Prof. Matt Might of the University of Utah has lost of valuable advice to grad students. This one is short, but a must-read!

http://matt.might.net/articles/successful-phd-students/

You should also read his page more often.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Authoring a PhD Thesis: Google Book

Patrick Dunleavy's book on Authoring a PhD is a good resource for those of you who have done most of your work, and are planning to write the thesis soon.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Where do we get stuck?

If you are doing a PhD, or a research masters, there are a few places where you might have problems. Before getting to details, I will try to list them:
  1. Managing time
  2. Deciding your thesis topic
  3. Interacting with your supervisor/s
  4. Writing
  5. Presentations
A long list, isn't it? Fortunately, things are not that bad. Most students have trouble with only a couple of them. In coming posts, I will try to provide you a few tips on how you can do these things better. Stay tuned!