Researcher Life – Thesis Hub https://thesishub.org Knowledge sharing platform for researchers. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:58:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 112478631 The fundamentals of professional networking. http://thesishub.org/the-fundamentals-of-professional-networking/ https://thesishub.org/the-fundamentals-of-professional-networking/#respond Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:51:51 +0000 https://thesishub.org/?p=15738

Here, then, are some of the fundamentals of professional networking. They will sound cumbersome and abstract. You'll be able to skip some of the steps as you get established in your field (or if, unlike most of us, you can charm rooms full of strangers in twenty minutes), but if you're starting from zero then the process really is this complicated.

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Understanding the Research World http://thesishub.org/understanding-the-research-world/ https://thesishub.org/understanding-the-research-world/#respond Thu, 12 Sep 2019 04:04:29 +0000 https://thesishub.org/?p=15723

I want to assume now that you have built a network, internalized most of the lessons that I have outlined above, and generally gotten yourself established in your field, and that you now want to understand the dynamics of the research world in a deeper way. Everybody that you work with has been building their […]

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Finding Support for Writing the Thesis http://thesishub.org/finding-support-for-writing-the-thesis/ https://thesishub.org/finding-support-for-writing-the-thesis/#respond Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:57:32 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=13093

This article offers strategies that help students make the most of their time and secure support and motivation from their supervisors in Writing the Thesis.

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Scientists are ((Satisfied)) human beings. http://thesishub.org/scientists-satisfied-human-beings/ https://thesishub.org/scientists-satisfied-human-beings/#respond Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:03:24 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=12425 many challenges affecting young scientists,

Despite the many challenges affecting young scientists, more than 60% say that they are satisfied or very satisfied with their careers. But older scientists are the happiest. Scientists around the world gradually worry about the troubles of young researchers in academia, and for good reason. Competition for tenure-track positions has surged, and some early-career researchers […]

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On Beginning to Write at 40 http://thesishub.org/beginning-write-40/ https://thesishub.org/beginning-write-40/#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:59:23 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=6521

In this article Stephanie Vandrick  narrates a tale of a late bloomer. She tells how she had been in the field of English as a second language (ESL) for many years but began seriously writing and publishing only after age 40, when events in her professional life gave her the confidence and the resources to […]

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Strategies for Overcoming Writer’s Block http://thesishub.org/strategies-for-overcoming-writers-block/ https://thesishub.org/strategies-for-overcoming-writers-block/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 22:30:16 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=1438 Strategies for Overcoming Writer's Block

Sometimes researchers experience writer’s block. This can cause anxiety which in turn makes the writer even more anxious. The key is to break this cycle. “Don’t get it right, just get it written” –James Thurber Tips for getting started Write/type some words that describe how you feel about the task, then about the thesis/paper. Give […]

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Focus on Writing Your Thesis Instead of Focusing on Submission Deadlines http://thesishub.org/focusing-on-writing-your-thesis-instead-of-focusing-on-submission-deadlines/ https://thesishub.org/focusing-on-writing-your-thesis-instead-of-focusing-on-submission-deadlines/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 20:56:05 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=1286 Focus on Writing Your Thesis Instead of Focusing on Submission Deadlines

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on. And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and actionable goal. At […]

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The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans, but don’t Take Action http://thesishub.org/the-akrasia-effect-why-we-make-plans-but-dont-take-action/ https://thesishub.org/the-akrasia-effect-why-we-make-plans-but-dont-take-action/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 14:59:38 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=1151

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other projects, entertaining guests, and […]

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Myth 3: You must be “Disciplined”! http://thesishub.org/myth-3-you-must-be-disciplined/ https://thesishub.org/myth-3-you-must-be-disciplined/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 14:43:15 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=1108

In society at large, there is an enduring idea that to be successful, you have to lead a “disciplined life.” Therefore, if you’re not yet as successful as you want to be, then that’s an indicator you’re not as disciplined as you need to be. That’s incorrect.  “You don’t need to be a disciplined person […]

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Myth 5: A Balanced Life ! http://thesishub.org/myth-5-a-balanced-life/ https://thesishub.org/myth-5-a-balanced-life/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 14:41:35 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=1104

“The truth is, balance is bunk. It is an unattainable pipe dream… . The quest for balance between work and life, as we’ve come to think of it, isn’t just a losing proposition; it’s a hurtful, destructive one.” – Keith Hammonds  Everyone talks about leading a “balanced life” but the reality is nobody ever achieves […]

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