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The Modern PhD Students Have Modern Difficulties

Category : Research
Date : January 6, 2016
So you have made up your mind on your PhD and you know pretty well that it requires long hours of hard work and perseverance that should last you few years. But these aren’t the only concerns, there are several other problems faced by PhD students and what they need to be prepared to face. […]
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The Benefits and Tips for Using Headings & Sub Headings in a Research Paper

Category : Research
Date : November 23, 2015
Before I start to elucidate on the importance of headings and subheadings, if you want to know it through experience, try this test on a reader who does not know much about your subject and would read with no preconceptions. Get your draft read by him or her and ask him to sequence out the […]
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Critical Thinking Is a Skill to Be Learn for Researchers

Category : Research
Date : November 4, 2015
A thinking and self-directed person one must learn to develop own responses to other people’s ideas. Accepting other people’s ideas is a careless way of handling things and one must learn to be a critical thinker. Often students make judgements on first impressions or gut feelings but always remember there is a consequence to each […]
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How Do You Narrow down the Topic of Your Research Paper?

Category : Research
Date : October 28, 2015
The challenge that is faced most commonly by researchers when writing a research paper is narrowing down of the research topic. Mostly the supervisors give a topic extracted from the dissertation theme to create topic but rarely is that topic narrow enough to be frozen as the title of the paper. It surely may require […]
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Is It Important What You Wear as a Research Scholar?

Category : Research
Date : September 14, 2015
The academic profession has competing demands and the people who are there in this field need to look knowledgeable and trustworthy. To add to this as a professor you need to also appear approachable to your students. A lot of people are of the opinion that it does not matter what an academician is wearing […]
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Do We Need to Add Literature in the Introduction of a Research Paper? How Much?

Category : Research
Date : September 1, 2015
I have often read about this confusion about whether there should be any literature in the introduction of a research paper. If yes, then how much of it should be in introduction and in literature review. IT is a difficult question, but at the same time an interesting and good question to reply to. People […]
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Reasons and More to Study for a PhD

Date : August 18, 2015
Wanting to prefix “Dr” in front of your name may not be a substantial enough reason to enrol into a PhD programme. Maybe even the temptation for a better job may not be good enough in itself. A PhD is grilling, it calls for a lot of hard work , long grilling hours of work […]
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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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