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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.

The Student’s Toolbox for Coping with Frustration

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Photo © Turbo/Corbis

For many students, ongoing and unresolved frustration can harm working relationships, cause disengagement from classes, and even lead to withdrawal from classes and/or school altogether. Dr. Bruce Johnson outlines how frustration begins and the cycle many students go through when dealing with feelings of dissatisfaction. He offers strategies for dealing with frustration, to help you become aware of the warning signs, and to learn how to prevent your own frustration.

Using Podcasts for Learning

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Photo by: Patrick Breitenbach
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For busy, on-the-go professional learners, time is a precious commodity. But online learners can supplement their learning during their busy lives by Using Podcasts for Learning. Podcasts are digital audio files that can be played on a range of devices. Learn on the go by listening to podcasts, or consider creating your own!

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