Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Practical Tips for Doing Your Ph.D

Not exactly profound, but the link may help:

1. Begin with the end in mind

2. You have no obligation to write an important or even useful thesis

3. Write!

4. Exercise regularly

5. Enjoy your “play time”

6. Talk to others about your problems

7. Record your progress

8. Don’t find excuses - don’t do too many other important things.

9. Choose a dissertation topic you are passionate about

10. Work on your strengths, not on your weaknesses

11. Take charge - it’s your life not your supervisor’s

12. Do what is right for you - including the choice of discontinuing your Ph.D.

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1 comment:

Dr Tan Hui Leng said...

Good tips, I would say, for all assignments (CIDTT included).Importantly, keep writing and reflecting on the writing with evidence in view