What comes to your mind when you think about academia? Is it the excitement of working with knowledge and of contributing to the world? Or is it a job prospect filled with insecurities and competition? You may come up with different answers, depending on the country where you live in, your personal situation, and your academic aspiration. For me, the second scenario is on the top of my head.
Two weeks ago, I attended a 2-day writing masterclass by Katherine Firth—an award-winning educator and one of the authors of the book How to fix your academic writing trouble, which was earlier recommended in a post by Melina Aarnikoivu. Here I wish to share some takeaways from this very […]
Doing a PhD is challenging even for the most prepared and confident individuals. The PhD journey is a personal intellectual quest during which the bar is constantly raised for you and by you. Beside personal motivation, social relationships also play an important part […]
If you’ve ever been discouraged by the somewhat challenging prospects of getting an academic job (I mean the real, permanent one) after getting your PhD, you may want to de-stress yourself with Inger Mewburn’s new book Becoming an Academic: How to get through Grad School and Beyond. […]