Being a mum and completing a Ph.D. was tough for me because I had to make choices about what kind of mother vs. scholar I wanted to be.
Most academic writers either don’t make a writing plan, or make a writing plan but don’t stick to it. For those that do write after making a plan to, the problem is that we do both in isolation. Jane Jones shares her tips on how we can increase our writing productivity.
Have you ever felt like the world was passing you by? Have you felt like you’re rooted to the pavement whilst everyone around you is going on with their daily lives, laughing, progressing…
Being an academic is demanding. There are classes to teach, papers to write, research meetings to attend, and conference presentations to prepare. To do all of that we need sustenance. The irony is that with all of these responsibilities, we only have a limited amount of time to prepare any meals. Having recently received my […]
On what terms does a professional get to identify as one? This is the question Kay Guccione turns inside-out on Stylish Academic this week. I was inspired during a Twitter conversation a couple of weeks ago to consider concepts and perceptions of professionalism. The opinions offered online and the research literature on professionalism, professional trust, and professional development, […]
By Furaha Asani (Orisirisi Blog) As a PhD student, have you ever thought about what you will do in the event that things don’t work out according to your plans? This isn’t something a lot of us tend to think of at the start of the PhD process. I would encourage you to make a […]
The first year of graduate school is a doozie. It feels like someone has picked you up and dropped you smack dab in the middle of a game of MineSweeper. You’ll tread lightly with a foggy idea of where you’re going. Some people will be exceptionally gifted at figuring it out and move swiftly through […]
The decision to pursue a PhD is not an easy one, more so for those already immersed in the world of work and making good money; the newly weds; or those who now have kids to think about. For these groups of people and others, to become a “student on a budget” again, or have to […]
Dani Arigo is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton (Scranton, PA, USA). She is also a Licensed Psychologist in the Commonwealth of PA. Her field is Clinical Health Psychology (Ph.D., 2012). Dani speaks: As a clinical psychologist, my expertise is in adult psychopathology – understanding the development, assessment, and treatment of mental health conditions […]
By Dr Michael Irene| Trust me when I say this, PhD is hard. When, in January 2012, I started the program, I didn’t anticipate what was coming. In November of the same year, a shocker came: my first supervisor resigned without informing me, and a new one was assigned. The new supervisor read my work […]