Are you busy getting your degree and haven’t had time for anything else? Find a moment to check out gradspot, this website is a one-stop shop for everything you need post-graduation. Organized into 5 categories (Housing, Career, Money, Lifestyle, and Health) this site helps you navigate questions like how to nail a job interview, and what vegetables should stay in the fridge vs. on the counter.
This blog, edited by Dr. Inger Mewburn, provides many amazing articles and resources on helping students survive the crunch time of writing a thesis. Articles like, how to choose the right front, or how to email your supervisor, study hacks, and how to conduct proper research are all right at your fingertips.
This college success blog, The college puzzle, was created by Dr. Micheal W Kirst. It provides students the opportunity to come and write or read stories of successful students. This resource provides real life examples of student struggles and how those obstacles were overcome. It also offers the student perspectives of on the future of education.
Unfortunately, writer’s block is a very real and very common problem, especially for people writing a thesis. This type of writing often induces a great deal of stress and anxiety for students. Dora Farkas assures that her 12 tips to overcome Writer’s block for PhD students make breaking the block not only possible, but easy.
What do you do to stay in the happy PhD zone? Signe Asberg describes how she maintains the (mythical?) work-life balance as a PhD student. She offers good advice and useful hacks to help you discover your own happy PhD zone and keep you organized, focused, and healthy.
Joe Bunting offers practical advice on how to become a better writer. In order to be specific, which he claims is “the one writing rule to rule them all”, he advises that you avoid these 7 vague words that will generally lessen the quality of anyone’s writing.