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Good Enough is Good Enough

Good Enough

 

“High ambitions are noble and important, but there can also come a point when they become the sources of terrible trouble and unnecessary panic.” This article extols the virtues of rejecting perfectionism and accepting that good enough is already a very grand achievement.

On Academic Envy

Image: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Image: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

 

It is difficult to admit that we might feel envious of our friends’ and colleagues’ successes. It is entirely possible to be happy for them and envious of them at the same time. Whether or not we care to admit feeling envious, Theresa MacPhail confesses that “nothing kills [her] writing faster than feeling envious.” She offers advice on how to cope with envy and how to even turn academic envy around and use it to your writing advantage.

10 Rules of Writing

Illustration: Hazel Karkaria / By Two Design

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.

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