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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

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Tips for PhD students with dyslexia

Dyslexia is considered to be an invisible learning disability which is estimated to affect one in six people in the UK. Traditionally associated with bad spelling, dyslexia can also affect areas such as time management and transferring complex ideas to paper. Even mild dyslexia can be a big obstacle for PhD students, since they need to process a large number of research papers and produce a lot of written work.

I have compiled a list of pointers which I hope will be useful for PhD students wit

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Pei-Hsuan Chen, University of Essex

Bonjour à tous, Je fais des études de Commerce International et depuis le début de l'année Samantha m'aide à parfaire les documents que j'ai à rendre en anglais. Que ce soit sur un sujet spécifique lié à mes études ou alors sur des thèmes généraux touchant à la littérature ou à l'histoire elle a toujours été d'une grande aide. Je dois aussi ajouter que je suis quelqu'un qui s'y prend à la dernière minute pour tout et pourtant elle a toujours réussi à m'aider même si je la prévenais tardivement. Donc voilà un petit panorama général de ses compétences qui sont en définitive très bonnes et très variées.

Aurélie Vachon, University of Lyon

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