about you

Why emptiness is so important

During this time of year, everyone is talking about holidays, ‘Where have you been?’ Where are you going? ‘,’ What are your plans? ‘. Holiday seem important, but what does holiday actually mean, and is it indeed so important? If you try to find out the meaning of the word…

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writing

How do you feel about writing?

How do you feel when you think about writing? In this article I’ll let you know what the keys are to positive writing experiences. Many PhD students have had little or no positive writing experiences, and because writing is one of the most important skills you need, it is very…

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planning

No more overwhelm in your PhD

Actually it makes a lot of sense. If you work according to a system, you keep the overview, you know what needs to happen. You don’t have to think about your next step over and over again, because you already know. And the good thing: if you don’t have to…

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planning

Do less, achieve more

Are you getting more and more busy? Do less! That’s the advice of Laura Stack, author of ‘What to do when there’s too much to do’.  If you put in overtime as a rule – as a lot of academics do – whilst you are already busy, you are on the…

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about you

Spring cleaning in your head

Does this happen to you as well? That you have so much on your mind that you get lost. That you feel like you can’t focus anymore? Then it is time for a spring clean! Not only the physical one, but also in your head. A research from 2008, published in…

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How to not get lost in your text

For a lot of PhD students it is difficult to keep an overview on all the texts they are writing for their thesis or articles. You have many different versions of your text, comments, in between versions, draft versions, documents with notes and remarks, summaries, references… In short: enough to…

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