As a blogger, the common wisdom says that I should use twitter. I’ve tried… but I just can’t stand it. Supposedly, it helps you build a network and engage with an audience, but the quality of that engagement is unspeakably poor. Recently, I’ve been trying to respond to tweets that mention me, but I’m often […]
Defending your thesis can be an intensely nerve-wracking experience. How can you best prepare to face your examiners? Know the format of your thesis defence The format of the defence varies from country to country. Having studied in the UK, my viva-voce defence was essentially an interview with one internal and one external examiner. In […]
When was the last time you took a day off? If you have to think hard to remember, you probably need one.
8 common causes of writer’s block and ways to overcome them.
The best researchers are driven by curiosity. Feynman described it as “the pleasure of finding things out”, and it seems to be a good way to stay engaged and interested in your work.