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How to Write a Captivating Academic CV (template).
Whether you are writing for a PhD position, or searching for a research job, an academic CV can look a little bit different to a typical resume for …
First Year PhD Student – how to know if it is for you!
It is December 28th, 2020. I can officially say that I have come to the end of being a first year PhD student. Miraculously, I have survived. I …
3 Assignment Hacks from a University Marker for Better Grades.
It can be difficult to ace your university assignments. What assignment hacks could help? I hear you ask. Well, assignments are always a little different: a report, an …
reMarkable Tablet Review: My 2 years of Experience.
The Remarkable Paper Tablet is something that you see, and suddenly want to get your hands on. But, is the tablet still worth it, two years on? I've …
How to Write a PhD Proposal: Secure your Post-Grad Spot
Writing a PhD proposal will be one of the first things you do as a hopeful PhD candidate. Depending on the university you are aiming to attend, this …
Learn R with these Online Resources: It’s not Scary!
If you are in the world of research, there is no doubt that you haven't yet heard of R and R Studio. These programming languages are emerging as …
How to survive your first week of a PhD. What I learnt (hint: it’s a little lonely!)
It's been exactly one week since I started my PhD. If you're thinking about doing a PhD, you might be wondering what your first weeks might actually look …
You should buy the reMarkable Paper Tablet: 5 reasons.
So, you wonder, why should you buy the reMarkable? The reMarkable paper tablet is slowly becoming increasingly popular, especially with the release of the reMarkable Paper Tablet 2. …
Study Techniques You Need to Know Now (Stop Highlighting!).
If you are still highlighting your notes, you need to put that bright yellow texta away. I'm about to hit you with some way better study techniques. And …
6 Apps for Students: What You Need To Be Successful
Most days (more often than not), our phones can be a big bundle of distraction. Instagram, Facebook and Youtube can take up many hours of our lives. Have …
5 Reasons You Need to Start Mindfulness Meditation.
Meditation and mindfulness used to be words for yogis. People used to think of meditation as ‘spiritual,’ and too far removed from the everyday person. Mindfulness practice originates …
How to Read a Scientific Journal Article: Section by Section.
So you're ready to learn how to read a scientific journal article? You're ready to tackle the big bad world of science? You might want to read the …
What is active recall? Breaking down the neuroscience of the famous study tip.
There is no doubt if you have ever Googled "best study techniques", you will have been bombarded by people talking about active recall But what does active recall …
Using the reMarkable Tablet as a Bullet Journal
The reMarkable Paper Tablet has honestly changed my note-taking game as a student. It's really nifty – the tablet makes all your work available across multiple devices, saves …
Why Sleep is the Best Study Technique
If I told you that the best thing you could do for your upcoming exams was to take a nap – you probably wouldn't believe me, right? You've …
Essay Writing Tips: How to Write Your Best Academic Essay Yet.
At university, it is very unlikely that a semester will pass by without you writing an essay! A lot of students can feel like they are either good …
How to Choose your Thesis (or Dissertation) Supervisor.
In semester one of my third year, I was already stressing about narrowing down my options for my Honour's thesis topics (also known as a dissertation, depending where …
7 Chrome Extensions for Students to Revolutionise University Life
Hitting deadlines is all about being smart and efficient with your time. You can make researching, note-taking and essay writing more streamlined by simply downloading practical browser extensions. …
How to use Zotero for Students: Save Time with Reference Managers.
When you start writing your first assignment in university, your lecturers and tutors will insist that you pay close attention to your references. You must format them correctly: …
How to use the reMarkable Paper Tablet for University Students.
How being a paper person just got a whole lot cooler – and more sustainable! The reMarkable tablet is a very cool and very neat little device. When …