Five signs that your PhD guide is not supportive

Are you facing difficulty with your PhD research? Often, you may wonder that you are working fine and giving your best towards compiling your research paper, but still the desirable outcome eludes you. Why? What is the reason? Have you ever wondered that your PhD guide may not be supportive? You may have been ignoring this aspect or may be overlooking it. Your PhD guide may sometimes make you feel stupid, other times he may shout at you or completely ignore you. The funny side is that even though your guide may have a bad reputation in the department, still they may be enjoying a good post and manage to get graduate students working for them. Typically, they may be getting away with this behavior due to the fact that they are good scientists. read...

Follow the Hourglass Structure for Research

I have often wondered about the ease with which several women manage to maintain an hourglass figure. Personally, I have tried to attain it a few times, but failed miserably. However, I did succeed in getting my research in shape and often advice scholars to adopt the hourglass structure for their scientific research projects. A research report prepared according to this design will always be more effective and complete. The characteristics of such a structure are as follows: read...

Why and How to Revise Your Research Paper

On several occasions when your academic advisors do not find your research paper fit for final submission, they might ask you to revise it. It does not mean that your entire paper needs correction or you have written things badly. It simply requires some more careful thought to give proper shape and focus to your work so your study is guided toward its objectives. There could also be certain linguistic and formatting corrections to makes so your paper looks more polished. Generally, such mistakes happen when these are skipped at the editing or review stage. read...

Graphs that tell a story

When the researchers have accumulated all their data, and have all their numbers in place, the next question that they have to deal with is how they plan to present all this information. They would naturally want to present it in a manner that is easy for the audience to read and interesting for them to understand. One of the most common ways of presenting numbers in an appealing format is through graphs. The human mind is trained to respond easily to pictures. If people are asked to read and understand pages and pages of numbers, they might not be able to do it. But they understand lines going up and down on a graph and are able to figure out which variable is in the positive and which is in the negative. They understand bar diagrams and histograms and scatter plots, and find that the data given through these methods is easy to comprehend. read...

Benefits of getting your dissertation proofread by someone else

Writing your dissertation is one of the most time consuming and tedious task you will do in the course of your academic career. While a dissertation holds high importance in your life, it is also highly stressful to complete your dissertation in time. Many students get troubled under pressure and are unable to perform in the last few days before the submission date. Due to this, many of them fail to find time to check the dissertation and therefore, they lose out on a lot of marks for simple grammatical and spelling errors. In an effort to help students achieve good marks in their dissertations and ensure no silly mistakes are part of their work, many companies offer proofreading services for dissertations. read...

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