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An ode to time management

By Joannie Jean | Something we all do as students or candidates is writing. Many students find this activity tedious and, in our fast-paced world, we tend to get distracted from it often. After a while of doing guerilla-style writing,… Continue Reading →

Which cult TV show is your thesis?

One of the challenges of writing a PhD is maintaining an argument throughout such a long text. Ideally, we would probably also want the style of our various chapters to hang together as well. So sometimes it pays to look… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Why You Should Write Your PhD Thesis With Scrivener

Writing my PhD thesis was one of the longest and most challenging tasks I’ve ever accomplished. I never would have completed it without using Scrivener. Scrivener is a word-processor and outlining programme that originally was popular among book authors and screenwriters. However, it quickly expanded and became a great writing tool for researchers as well. It helped me keep my writing on track, focused, and structured. It is a programme that wants you to forget about the formatting and how the text looks and just focus on the writing. No distractions! It took some time to get used to at first, but now I highly recommend it. Keep reading to find out how Scrivener can help you conquer the seemingly unmanageable project that is your thesis.

Heartbreak and the PhD

by Elke Close | The end of a relationship is never easy. We’ve all been there. No matter what the circumstances are, it is always difficult to say goodbye to a part of your life that you shared with that one… Continue Reading →

5 Simple Tips For Writing Up

By Drew Thomas |   At some point during your PhD after reading hundreds of monographs, articles, book reviews and primary sources, you will sit down, staring at a blank page on your computer screen and be overcome with fear… Continue Reading →

Lazy Days of Summer?

By: Krysten Blackstone | As summer is sadly drawing to a close and undergrads will soon return, taking our study spaces and repopulating the halls, I find myself desperately clinging on to this last month, and my motivation for work plummeting…. Continue Reading →

Shredding it, setting it ablaze, feeding it to the dog or: What to do when you are sick of your thesis

By Elke Close ¦ After Laura’s uplifting post about rediscovering your groove, this week I want to give you a little advice on what to do when you cannot stand the thought of anything remotely connected to your PhD thesis. Most… Continue Reading →

18 Online Resources and Apps for PhD Students with Dyslexia

By Sharon Conwell | For a long time students with dyslexia weren’t expected to perform well academically. Unfair and inaccurate assumptions were often made about their capabilities and intelligence, and ignorance often left a lot of dyslexic students completely overlooked. Fortunately,… Continue Reading →

Summer Survival: The Road to Submission

By Anna Maguire| Wanted: One research caretaker. Duration: 2 months. Tasks: guardian for an unwieldy doctoral project; acting as a proxy for supervisions; general writing and editing duties. Bonus on submission. Ahh, summer. When the teaching and marking is over,… Continue Reading →

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