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July 25, 2008

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Defending Your Thesis With Flair

A thesis defense is a cross between an exam and a ceremony.

June 27, 2008

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Better Communication With Your Supervisor

Is poor communication with your supervisor getting in the way of your progress in the lab?

February 22, 2008

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Preparing for Your Post-Ph.D. Career

Evaluating all the options is a lot of work, so allow time to do it properly and start well in advance.

December 21, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Writing Your Doctoral Thesis With Style

Like any big undertaking, writing a thesis is easier if you break it down into smaller steps.

November 23, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Countdown to Your Thesis Defence

The last year of your Ph.D. is distinctly different from the ones that have come before it, because you'll focus primarily on transforming your hard work into thesis chapters.

September 28, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Getting the Most Out of Progress Reviews

Value these moments of interaction with your supervisor. … If you are well-prepared, progress-review meetings will make a magnificent contribution to achieving your main goal, the completion of your research projects.

May 25, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Celebrate Your Success

It's worthwhile to throw a party every now and then. Apart from the fun involved, it is a great way to celebrate your success and acknowledge your co-workers.

April 13, 2007

Mastering Your PhD: Science Papers that Shine

Your writing should reflect the same clarity and concision as your research.

February 16, 2007

Mastering Your PhD: Dealing with Setbacks

Your best weapon is focused, methodical, patient effort.

January 19, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Group Dynamics

A little competitiveness can be an excellent thing, but too much can produce an environment that's unhealthy for science--and scientists.

December 15, 2006

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Setting Goals for Success

Whatever your working style, planning and time management have a definite place in your daily life in the lab.

November 10, 2006

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Running in Place

An honest evaluation will help you identify the work patterns and obstacles that are slowing you down.

November 10, 2006

Mastering Your Ph.D. - Series Index

Patricia Gosling and Bart Noordam are the authors of Mastering Your Ph.D.: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years...