All Phd students go through the same stuff and set of struggles and almost all of them cope up fine with it. Know and accept that a PhD is difficult and you need’nt beat yourself up for it. It is not everyone who gets to do a Phd. To get onto the course in itself…

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Problem: The methodology chapter follows the literature review. To bring up more clarity and bring back the focus it is always better to recap the main problem that you are dealing with in your research. It is important to succinctly define the problem that you are primarily addressing in the research. Approach: The approach that…

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A research paper is more and beyond facts and thoughts and their presentation. The job of the researcher is to communicate his research effectively so the readers are able to grasp what is intended from the research.There are various concepts that go behind the structuring of a manuscript. A good structure is the one that…

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The methods chapter is one chapter that is examined very carefully by the examiners. The doctorate degree is predominantly a degree that is seen as research training and that’s why it is considered very important by the examiner to ensure that the researcher is thorough with handling the technical stuff with aplomb. As an examiner,…

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There is a lot to be done and you can’t possibly imagine how to accomplish everything that is needed to be achieved and you become stressed and overwhelmed with the pressure. To begin with make a list. A detailed list of everything that needs to   be done , whether it is related to your PhD…

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Oral examinations are more threatening than the written ones and we don’t have an exception here when we talk of the PhD VIVA. I don’t see too many reasons to be really petrified of the PhD VIVA. It is of course natural to feel some anxiety and I think that is symptom which in a…

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It may not be necessary that a good writer may also be a good editor or proof reader. At the same time the task of proofreading isn’t any less important than the task of writing. After all the your valuable research becomes presentable only after the content has been furnished and polished. Here are some…

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The PhD process involves the whole person and not just any one part of his life or personality. A PhD scholar cannot possibly keep his personal life in place as the struggle does stray over its edge into the personal life of the scholar. You know of someone, who has these bouts on anxiety and…

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The process of learning is full of distractions, always. So can we say that the process lacks efficiency? This is truer when we talk of PhD students because the PhD journey is full of distractions. There came a stage in my PhD when I felt the work was not moving forward. Assuming that I had…

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A PhD journey wants you to cultivate a lot of personal qualities while doing the PhD. Not everyone is able to have the same amount of control on their feelings and further on their state of mind. Research has proved that the ability to have mixed feelings or a state of ambivalence can have a…

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