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How to improve your learning

Many PhD students read and study a lot. Sometimes you do wonder how you can improve your learning. In this article I would like to suggest some recommendations, which are based on an article of the Association for Psychological Science. Why is it necessary to evaluate how you learn and…

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Two very useful books

Sometimes you come across very useful books. That recently happened to me with two books by Jacques Raubenheimer. Books specifically for PhD students,  about a subject you do not expect a book to cover it – at least, I did not expect is. One is about Microsoft Word, and one about Mendeley.…

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Useful tool for mindmapping

Mindmaps are a very useful tool, for instance to make summaries or to brainstorm about the content of your new article or presentation. I found a useful tool for that: coggle.it, so am curious to find out what you think of it. Do you use other tools for mind mapping?…

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How to become more productive

And, joyfully back to work? Or do you notice that things don’t go as you would wish them to go? Are you maybe kind of ‘disappearing’ into your emails or the internet, are you spending too much time talking to your colleagues or are you doing something, but are you…

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