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Two very useful books

Sometimes you come across very useful books. That recently happened to me with two books by Jacques Raubenheimer. Books specifically for PhD students,  about a subject you do not expect a book to cover it – at least, I did not expect is. One is about Microsoft Word, and one about Mendeley.…

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How to write a good abstract?

There are different types of abstracts, those for articles, and those for papers for a conference, congress or symposium The abstract for a paper has some additional requirements in relation to the requirements for abstracts for articles. Let me explain . But first, what is an abstract? An abstract is…

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The importance of doing nothing

PhD students are busy. Always, basically. And if you are not actually doing something, then this whole PhD thing is still in your head. 24/7. Always the feeling that you need to do useful stuff, because, if you are not doing anything useful, what are you doing? The guilt. And…

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Get your focus back in your PhD in one hour

One of my  colleagues, entrepreneur Nicola Bird, wrote these 5 simple steps that help you to get your focus back. And although it was written for people with a business, it is equally important ánd applicable for PhD students. I have found out that there are a lot of similarities between…

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