Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The seven secrets of highly successful PhD students

Vitae is an organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes.

Their website has a number of useful resources for graduate students. One of them is a document titled "The seven secrets of highly successful PhD students". Here's my summary:

1. Keep in touch with your supervisors.
2. Write often.
3. Be realistic about your contribution and yourself (being different than your PhD).
4. Avoid distractions.
5. Treat PhD as a job.
6. Ask for help.
7. Understand it's all about persistence.

Many thanks to Dina Said who let me know about this resource.


  1. These seven secrets is enough to become the good PHD Student. We also need to follow these rules in daily life to get more of the Success and able to dreams come true.

  2. The professional and phd students must know about the success part of studies. I believe writing is the main thing that every student should know. You can visit the site and get awareness about writing.

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  4. I think the secret behind the success on the phd course is really depended on your hard work. As the grad student says that it is only your hard work important fast thent he skill. check it to get more tips and helpful guide on research papers writing.