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How to supervise PhD students?

Supervising PhD students can be a daunting task for any professor. This guide will help you understand how to supervise PhD students and how to best support them through their studies. As a supervisor, you play an important role in helping your students succeed. By providing guidance and feedback, you can help your students reach […]

How to supervise graduate students?

Graduate students are often young and inexperienced in the world of academia. As such, they may need more guidance and supervision than undergraduate students. Here are a few tips on how to supervise graduate students. The supervisor’s role The supervisor’s role is to provide support and guidance to the student in the development and completion […]

How to find participants for your interview study?

If you’re conducting an interview study, one of the most important elements is finding participants. Without them, you won’t be able to gather the data you need. So how do you go about finding people to interview? In this post, we will discuss how to find participants for your interview study. There are a few […]

How to get research experience

Research is critical for all higher studies not only for the grades on offer but also for the insight gained throughout the duration of the project. Research tends to be more practical in nature and therefore will involve some personal effort by the student outside the classroom environment. For an intending researcher without previous experience, […]

How to present a paper at a conference

Conference paper presentation is a recurrent activity in the life of many scholars. It can be an opportunity not only to showcase your writing prowess but also how powerful an oral presenter you can be. However, though it can be an exciting and career-boosting event, especially for younger inexperienced researchers, it can also be a […]

How to organize your life as a PhD student

As a PhD student, your life can quickly become a hot mess. You’ve got classes, Research, TA-ing, and somehow you’re also supposed to find time for a social life. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here are some tips on how to organize your life as a PhD student. Time management for PhD students […]

How to know if an article is peer reviewed

The short answer to know if an article/paper is peer-reviewed is to examine where it has been published. If it is published in a peer-reviewed journal, then the paper is considered peer-reviewed (otherwise, they would not have published it). There are some exceptions to this, for example, you may have an editorial or book reviews […]

How to organize a research paper

Life is replete with many examples of organization and order. Even the universe on which the earth is suspended is an incredibly organized system of planets and other celestial bodies. In education, having a well-organized research paper provides direction and also saves time for the researcher. For the readers, it provides clarity and helps them […]

Why is academic integrity important?

So why is academic integrity important you may ask? Academic integrity means a lot of different things, but the core issue relating to academic integrity revolves around the importance of showcasing your own work as opposed to masquerading others work as your own work. Not only is this not following an ethical way, but the […]

What is a conference paper?

The word “conference” literally means” a meeting of two or more persons for discussing matters of common concern.” It is believed that the first use of the word was in 1527. But prior to the word’s emergence, humans have always met and discussed matters of common concern since time immemorial. Archeological findings have captured ancient […]