Download as PDF Plans are good until they are not. That is, if things change, then your plan must change too. Often, researchers write a plan. Things change. They blame the plan. It is not right. It is not accurate.
If you're finding your current project or planning approach is not effective. If you're finding you're not getting the stuff you want to do done, then you need to change something. Change what you do or change what you plan.
Download as PDF Want to master the writing process? I’m not actually sure that is possible…
Have you got a problem with productivity? A lot of academics focus a lot on being productive. Maximising the use of an hour, day, week or holiday.
Download as PDF I don’t think it’ll be news to you that I like social media, and I think it is VERY useful for academics. Not just for working with other academics, but to engage future students and share findings with a broader audience.
Download as PDF Here are 8 different things you could try, together or separately, to improve your time management, and thus your productivity.
This post is inspired by episode 695 of This American Life (everyone's a critic).
Download as PDF This is (essentially) James Clear's take on building habits. And I'll try to put context into it in terms of reading - for learning or leisure.
Download as PDF I did a traditional thesis. But I have since coached/helped many PhD students do both thesis by publication and traditional. My advice - Do it! For most (Australian) universities this is so much better. But there are some things to note (good and bad):
Download as PDF This question really doesn't have a straight answer. PhDs are not easy. They are not intended or designed to be easy. But there are probably things you can do to make the whole process easier.