The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective PhD Students

I have lost a lot of time during my PhD. On the one hand I was wasting some time like everybody does, on the other hand, I was wasting time searching for the best tool to organize my time. Initially I thought that I was not using the right tools to manage my projects, tasks, […]

How to Make the Most Out of Being a PhD Introvert

There are two types of people – introverts and extroverts. According to different beliefs, being an extrovert is better as you’re open and easy-going which means establishing contacts with ease. But: Most PhD students are introverts. What shall you do in order to succeed while being an introvert? Let’s find it out! In fact, around 26-50% […]

How To Engage An Audience Unfamiliar With Your Field

What kind of expert do YOU want to be? We don’t expect the average consumer of popular science to read Nature, if we expect them to read at all. The most we can hope for is that they binged Cosmos at some point and weren’t too hammered to remember it. We live in the so-called “information-age”. It […]

12 Tips To Overcome Writer’s Block For PhD Students (#6 was a game changer for me)

At 100+ pages, writing a PhD thesis paralyzes the bravest student. Breaking writer’s block for PhD students is possible and easy. Keep reading to know how. One of the most important and terrifying experiences in graduate school was writing my thesis proposal in my second year. The average length of our program was 6 years, […]

9 Types Of Difficult PhD Supervisor (And How To Domesticate Them)

Got a difficult PhD supervisor? Tough luck. Sometimes he ignores you, other times he yells at you, other times he makes you feel stupid. It’s like he is the enemy instead of being on your side. The funny thing is that they have a bad reputation in the department, yet they manage to get graduate […]

3 Step Method Of Communicating Effectively With Your PhD Supervisor

Communicating effectively with your PhD supervisor is one of the most important factors determining your happiness in graduate school. Having a bad relationship it’s not always your supervisor’s fault. You can dramatically improve the communication with your supervisor if you follow 3 simple steps. In my work as PhD coach, I always advise students to […]

How To Improve The Presentation Skills Of PhD Students

Hey PhD student! Do you enjoy giving presentations? Probably not. Improving the presentation skills can reduce your public speaking anxiety and increase the joy of giving talks. Nothing paralyses PhD students more than having to present at a conference. But nobody teaches us how to give a speech. Supervisors and PI focus mainly on science, […]

Science Writing: You’re A Human, So Write Like One

You struggled with science writing. After a lot of effort, your piece is sound, complete, mistake free and it shows your intellectual prowess. But it reads like it was written by a robot instead of a human. Let’s start with science writing. Then we go for sounding like a human. We have some help for […]

5 Ways To Improve Scientific Writing For Non-native English Speakers

English is the language of science and you need to master it to progress in your scientific career. Scientific writing for non-native English speakers is one of the biggest struggles when writing a scientific paper. Non-native speakers tend to have spelling mistakes and their sentences don’t read well. English can be a tricky language to […]

5 Tips To Improve Your Academic Writing + [Infographic]

Wanting to improve your academic writing should be a top priority for all starting scientists. Your science might be sound, but if you can’t write it clearly in a scientific paper, you won’t succeed in academia. It’s not enough to be good, you have to show it to the world. A paper full of spelling […]