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I am looking for advice on how to draw diagrams for a manuscript that I want to submit to a jorunal. I have recently finished writing a review article and my supervisor thinks including a diagram would strenthen our chances of publication. However I have never prepared a scientific illustration. Can anyone suggest anything better than MS Powerpoint?
I have recently found that I have been making a few errors in my PhD work. For example I did not read the instructions for submission of abstracts to a scientific meeting, which I had to resubmit.
This is just one of a few incidents that is starting to worry me.
I have never been a perfectionist, but I feel I am less diligent than I used to be. A possible excuse is that I am now having to manage more task than I used to prior to commencing my PhD.
Is that just a lazy person's excuse or has anyone else had similar problems?
Either way I would appreciate any suggestions people may have on how I can improve my performance? Thanks.
I am in my first year of my PhD. My PhD is lab based with one project involving collection of samples.
When I started I had it all planned-when I would complete my literature review, experiments write-up etc. But I have found that things did not quite work out as planned - my projects got bigger and more complicated than initially planned.
I would appreciate any advice from the forum about how to organise the remaining two years to maximise my chances of finishing on time.
Thanks guys for the helpful advice.
I am 6 months into a lab based PhD. My fellow students seem to have similar experiences with him.
I am quite concerned about this because the track record is not great-with 1 quitting early, 2 not submitting after her three years and 1 successfully submitting after 3 years. As you point out, I simply have to focus on my own work first and then consider other projects.
I am looking for advice on how to manage my supervisor. I feel that he keeps making me to things that are not related to my project. The reasons for the diversions seem genuine enough (career development). But I cannot help wondering - whose career?
If anyone else has had similar experiences then I would love to hear from them.
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