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Thread: Top tips for finishing thesis (while working full time)

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25-Jan-19, 09:05
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Doing a PhD is important for a researcher’s career. However, it may get tedious and monotonous at some point of time. To overcome this, you need to take a break from your writing and come back to it after some time. If you are working part-time besides your PhD, time management becomes a big issue. Planning effectively is one of the important points to be kept in mind, besides using project management software. There are other time management skills that will be helpful in your research. - https://www.enago.com/academy/time-management-tips-for-researchers/
Besides these, there are a few tips that you can follow to earn money besides doing your PhD.
https://www.enago.com/academy/tag/tips-for-phd-students/

Thread: Professional proofreader before or after viva?

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25-Jan-19, 08:55
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Proofreading is definitely important before you face the viva for your research. Human error can never be avoided, hence it is always better to proofread the document once drafted. Proofreading the document is the best option. However, due to lack of time, we might need to avail professional proofreading and consequent editing service. The professional proofreading and editing service might also be helpful in finding the errors which our eyes have overlooked. Hence it is highly recommended. If you're concerned about the charges its always better to get it verified from your peers or friends and then go for professionals. Here is the link to professional proofreader service -

Thread: Subject for PhD

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27-Nov-18, 05:34
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Hey, I guess this article will answer all your questions. Your interest in the subject, feasibility of the research, your potential and skills are some of the factors that play a very important role here.

https://www.enago.com/academy/choose-good-research-topic-phd/

Thread: Skills

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27-Nov-18, 05:23
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I believe its a combination of both. Both these types of skills take time to develop so I would recommend you keep balance. I have seen people with great technical knowledge and skills lack basic soft skills like communication and presentation skills. Also I have seen people with great soft skills struggling to compete with those with great technical skills. So my suggestion would be to balance both.
These are some of the skills that researchers must develop.
https://www.enago.com/academy/transferable-skills-that-phd-students-postdocs-must-develop/

Thread: How to choose a research topics for better research experience?

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22-Nov-18, 07:03
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Here is the answer to your question -

Thread: Certified translation of transcripts (grad school application)

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05-Nov-18, 05:14
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Check out Ulatus website. They are ISO certified and can help you in this. I have a friend who used their services last year. -

Thread: Proof reading

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05-Nov-18, 05:06
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Hey Pokahonda, check this link out, might help you. -

Thread: Academic English

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05-Nov-18, 04:51
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Quote From final_stage:
I got lucky, my supervisor agreed to editing for English and referencing paid by the university, so now my writing time can be faster.
My friend recommended me http://english-proof-reading.webs.com/ this one, can someone else recommend such a service as well that they know to be professional and accurate? I do not want to select one which does not do a perfect job.


I have used Enago english editing service-
they were quick and good

Thread: Published in new peer-reviewed open access online journal: something to celebrate?

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06-Sep-18, 08:36
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Firstly, congratulations on your first publication. Achieving this in your first year is quite an achievement. As for journals, the more publications you have under your belt, the better the journals you can start publishing in. As for your CV, most PhD graduates are not able to get their first publication in the first year. This itself makes you stand out from the rest of your peers. As you move ahead in your course, keep working on getting more papers published as it will only boost your chances of getting into more prestigious journals.

Thread: A more fruitful journal search

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06-Sep-18, 08:35
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I too had a similar problem with finding suitable journal articles for my research and this post does provide some really relevant tips. I have looked through Google Scholar and although I did manage to find some related articles, I do not find overall as a very good tool in this regard. I shall take a deeper look at the Web of Science database and hope to find something better.

Thread: PhD Writing up Tips ?

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06-Sep-18, 08:31
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The best way forward is as mentioned above which is to two the last 2 working chapters into smaller sections and target those sections first. Once you start getting done with the initial sections, you will eventually get motivated to move ahead and make progress with the remainder of the papers. Here’s wishing you all the motivation to complete your paper and get successfully published.

Thread: How to include all. Phd application critical writing, cover letter and CV.

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06-Sep-18, 08:30
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I always prefer attaching my cover letter along with my CV. I think that’show I’ve seen most of my peers do it. With respect to critical writing, I guess the university would like to assess your how good you are at making well-reasoned arguments. The best way to go about this is to contact the university and know if they have any specific requirements in terms of formatting and content. From there you could either use your previous masters research and give a critical analysis or have a look at a topic in your field and provide a short but comprehensive analysis on it.

Thread: PhD related resources

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02-Aug-18, 07:16
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I am working on online resources for PhD students. Please share any such resources you have come across. Preferably free resources!

Thread: I need GOOD document translation

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30-Jul-18, 06:26
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I would personally recommend Ulatus. One of my fellow Phd colleague had mentioned about it. - https://www.ulatus.com/

Thread: Feedback on Post-Doc applications

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26-Jul-18, 15:06
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I would suggest that the best way forward is to connect with other PIs from your university (or to approach staff members/career counselling professionals from your university) and ask them for specific feedback on your application. The other suggestion would be to get in touch with hiring managers at companies. Although they may not always be receptive, some would definitely share pointers with you and suggest ways to make your future applications more robust. There have been instances where rejected candidates have approached the interviewing panel for suggestions and successfully secured jobs after incorporating these constructive suggestions.
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