“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.
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.
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.
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.
What do all successful PhD students have in common? REFUSAL. Dr Isaiah Hankel describes the 5 things successful PhD students refuse to do.
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.
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.