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10 Tips from PhD Comics for getting your thesis in on time

There are many sources of advice out there for PhD students, the best one however is a comic strip called PhD: Piled higher and Deeper. The comics are amusing, accurate and there is a lot of wisdom in them. Here are the top 10 tips:

Tip 10: Plan ahead. It's all in the outline.

Writing a thesis can be a daunting prospect. 'Divide and conquer' is a great technique to make tasks more manageable. Once you have written your literature review, it's done. It's best to do this early on when you are reading other people's research. This avoids having to read it again later.

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Tip 9: Use a proofreader.

That's what your funding is for. If not for yourself, do it for your friends and family. They are there to support you emotionally. Don't subject them to correcting grammar and punctuation mistakes.

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Tip 8: Don't be too discouraged by reviewer comments.

It can be heartbreaking to receive bad feedback on a paper you have submitted. Always remember that this process is there to help you improve your work.

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Tip 7: Know your work cycle.

Everybody has a different work cycle. Find out when you get most of your work done and dedicate this time to working on your thesis.

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Tip 6: Do a bit every day.

A thesis is a big task. If you have years to finish it, it is easy to get distracted and forget about it. If you think about it, you only need to write two sentences a day and you'll be finished on time. (Theoretically speaking).

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Tip 5: Understand the student/advisor relationship.

Many PhD students believe that the supervisor is there to take them under his wing because he remembers what it was like to be a PhD student. In fact he remembers that when he was a PhD student, his supervisor used him as a research assistant. Now it's your turn.

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Tip 4: Don't over-rely on your supervisor.

When handing in work for your supervisor to read, make sure it's as good as it can be. Perfect spelling and grammar are essential to make it easier to read. Try to make life as easy as possible for him.

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 Tip 3: Use simple language.

Although your own work makes sense to you, it might be difficult for someone else to understand it. Keep this in mind when writing your papers.

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Tip 2: Set goals

When you are left to your own devices, it is easy to reach the end of the day and realise you have not got anything to show for it. Setting goals helps to organise your time and provides you with something to focus on.

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Tip 1: Avoid procrastination.

The Internet is a great place for procrastination. Email, Ebay, Facebook and Digg are just a few culprits. Managing the time you spend on these websites is a big step towards getting your thesis done.

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I hope you found this article useful. Good luck with your PhD!

Samantha的修改相當的精細,會幫忙注意到許多重要的細節。另外他也會幫忙注意句子長短、結構、連結詞的適合度等等。收到他的修改後認真閱讀,也等於多學了許多寫作的方式。另外他的收費也很合理。所以我很推薦這位編輯。

Samantha paid attention to details and also sentences structures which are what I need the most. She is also fast and on-time. Most importantly I think her charge is very very reasonable.

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Professional, friendly, fast service. I used Samantha's service to check my thesis before submission, and was so impressed and pleased that I returned several times through the course of my masters degree. Her careful eye and vast vocabulary was instrumental in making small but significant changes that helped me gain confidence in my own work. Thank you so much!

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