When to Change Your Research Plan

When to Change Your Research Plan

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.

Lifting Your Project Management Game

Lifting Your Project Management Game

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.

Writing Faster and Better

Writing Faster and Better

Download as PDF Want to master the writing process? I’m not actually sure that is possible…

Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

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.

How I Run My Social Media (and How You Can Do the Same)

How I Run My Social Media (and How You Can Do the Same)

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.

Eight ideas on Improving Your Productivity

Eight ideas on Improving Your Productivity

Download as PDF Here are 8 different things you could try, together or separately, to improve your time management, and thus your productivity.

What If We Knew What Reviewers Said About Other Grants?

What If We Knew What Reviewers Said About Other Grants?

This post is inspired by episode 695 of This American Life (everyone's a critic).

Building a Reading Habit

Building a Reading Habit

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.

Should I Do a PhD Thesis by Publication?

Should I Do a PhD Thesis by Publication?

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):

What’s the Easiest PhD?

What’s the Easiest PhD?

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.

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