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10 Rules of Writing

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Illustration: Hazel Karkaria / By Two Design

 

Writing is challenging for everyone, and academic writing can be even more intimidating. Many authors have attempted to break down successful writing approaches into how-to guides. Amitava Kumar shares 10 Rules of Writing that you may find helpful in your own writing.

PhD Burnout and how to avoid it in 10 minutes

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Image credit http://alivecampus.com

 

Feel like you have too much on your plate? Academia burnout is a real issue and Julio Peironcely addresses how to avoid it. Don’t burnout, read this article to see how Julio prevented his academic burnout.

5 things successful PhD students refuse to do

Too many PhD students feel as if they can’t do anything but show up to the lab and look busy. Photograph: Alamy

Too many PhD students feel as if they can’t do anything but show up to the lab and look busy. Photograph: Alamy

 

What do all successful PhD students have in common? REFUSAL. Dr Isaiah Hankel describes the 5 things successful PhD students refuse to do.

The top 7 eLearning Benefits for busy adult learners

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Image from original webpage

Busy work schedules, hectic personal lives, and a lengthy list of responsibilities on both fronts, may cause adult learners to think twice about continuing their education. However, with online learning this no longer need be the case. It is possible for adult learners to further their education and develop necessary skill sets online. This article highlights the top 7 eLearning Benefits for busy adult learners who are always on the run.

A PhD student’s Race Against Time

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Image from original website

Most PhD students (as well as their parents/partners/children/employers) worry at some point about how long it’s going to take to finish their research, write a dissertation, and defend it successfully so they can finally move on. This article aims to help graduate students avoid some common pitfalls, and successfully complete their studies in a timely manner.

8 Classic Storytelling Techniques for Engaging Presentations

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Licensed under the Creative Commons Law

 

In need of an extra boost, or ways to “bump up” your presentation? Ffion Lindsay provides an insightful and resource read to help presenters improve their writing through storytelling.

Why you should copy (a modest proposal)

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Photo: Bruce Guenter
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As a professional programs student, are you looking for ways to improve your writing skills for your coursework? Daphne Gray Grant suggests you copy the writing of the writers you love. “The idea of copying another writer may seem distasteful to you, but, trust me, you can learn a lot from the practice…” Find out more here.

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