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The Importance of Writing Skills

Category : Research
Date : August 10, 2015
You believe you know how to write. In fact you are sure of your writing skills from all the previous experiences that you have gained so far. What if now, you are asked to write from your other hand? Not from the one you are used to. Would that be challenging? It would be that […]
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PhD Regrets in the First Year

Date : August 3, 2015
When I completed my first year in my PhD course, I took time to reflect on the year that had gone by. When I started to jot done my achievements and regrets, I had a long list on either side of the column. It made me want to share my thoughts with others. Especially the […]
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Does the Fear of Professional Failure Keeps You Glued to Your PhD?

Date : July 27, 2015
Quite recently, it so happened that I encountered an old school friend over Facebook. We both learnt music together and today he has a rock band of his own and quite large a fan following. He travels extensively around the world. It brought in a deep sense of pride within me, to know a person […]
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Tricks to Fail a PhD Programme

Date : July 20, 2015
I am sure no one has ever discussed this with you ever. You may have read a lot of tips and ideas for succeeding in a PhD programme. Let us look at it the other way. What actually is a fool proof method or path towards failing in a PhD programme? Sounds bizarre, read it […]
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Blogs Are a Serious Market Research Tool: Would You Agree?

Category : Research
Date : July 13, 2015
Blogs seem like a very casual and informal expression of thought, but they surely are a very useful market research tool in the current times. You may wonder, why I am saying that when there is glut of blogs available online and they do not sound like the most reliable source of authentic informatics. They […]
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Tips for Doing the Literature Review Right

Category : Plagiarism, Research
Date : July 6, 2015
I have finished and submitted my literature review. it’s been an interesting journey, a combination of varied emotions, stress and a whole lot of procrastination. After summing up the entire process, I would tell you few most important things that I learnt while working over it: Make plans but don’t live with them: It is […]
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TMT (Time Management Techniques)

Category : General
Date : July 3, 2015
The skill of time management is a very vital skill. It is necessary in the chosen career as well as during the academic life. The time clocks of people differ from individual to individual. Find here some effective time management strategies to include in your routine. Not all of them may work from everyone. It […]
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Inspirations That Help You Write Your Thesis Better

Category : Research
Date : June 23, 2015
I despise those times when I have to write and nothing seems to flow out of my system. There have been times when I have started to write 5 different pieces and left them all incomplete. At times, when I sit down to write, all that comes out is complete blank and I feel like […]
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Struggling with Concentration in Your PhD Work?

Category : General
Date : June 23, 2015
While I was doing my work yesterday, I was struggling with concentration. It was not something that was happening for the first time. There was not much use getting mad at myself.  The way out was to find the possible causes of the problem and seek the alternative solutions.  Hence I decided to fight the […]
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Networking Is the Key to Successful Research

Category : Research
Date : June 22, 2015
It is a known fact that networking is the key to a successful research career.  Still is surprisingly true that a lot of people shy away from talking about their work in public. If you a budding researcher you must develop the skill to be able to talk about your work in a public and […]
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