Reporting Your Success

Reporting Your Success

Previously I wrote about measuring your success. And the next obvious step after measuring is to report (or at the very least note down or record). Hopefully, you have spent a little bit of time – not heaps, but not none – investigating what success means to you, and how you can measure it.

How Are You Measuring Your Success?

How Are You Measuring Your Success?

There are lots of ways to measure academic success: Publications Presentations Supervision Grants Patents

Becoming a Successful Researcher in 4 Easy Steps…

Becoming a Successful Researcher in 4 Easy Steps…

This post is inspired by a video I watched on the University of Technology Sydney website. In that video, Professor Andrew Barron talks about how planning, and then referring back to the plan resulted in a huge uptick in his research outputs (publications) in the next 2 years. And that continued […]

A Checklist for Researchers Using Twitter

A Checklist for Researchers Using Twitter

Six tips to improve your twitter game. Guaranteed or your money back 😊.

You Should Be Making Slow Gains

You Should Be Making Slow Gains

Research is a slow process. If you’ve paid any attention to the COVID situation you’d know that the immunisations took months to go from idea to market. This is unheard of in research. Usually that process takes decades!

Mistakes People Make Writing Their Thesis

Mistakes People Make Writing Their Thesis

Some of the most common mistakes I see people make when it comes to writing their thesis.

Writing a Better Thesis, Dissertation or Journal Article

Writing a Better Thesis, Dissertation or Journal Article

"It is your job to prevent people from reading your article in stupid ways"   I love that quote from Belcher (Writing your Journal Article in 12 Weeks, p. 363).

A Better Way to Read Journal Articles

A Better Way to Read Journal Articles

If you want to be a successful researcher, you'll need to read and cite lots of journal articles.

Twelve Questions to Consider When Changing PhD Topic

Twelve Questions to Consider When Changing PhD Topic

Should I change my PhD topic? I'm sure many of you have asked yourself that question.

Eleven Things I’ve Learned About Running Writing Groups

Eleven Things I’ve Learned About Running Writing Groups

Over the last 6 months I’ve been running 3 writing groups focused on social media, thesis, and journal article writing. Here’s what I’ve learned:

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