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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 25, 2021

Four key factors to consider when applying for a PhD

A PhD programme can be anything from three to seven years (possibly longer), depending on where you do it and whether you undertake your study on a full or part-time basis. As this will comprise a substantial period of your career and life, it is worth investing some time in the early stages of looking and applying for a PhD, to find exactly the right programme for you.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 25, 2021

Finding the right place to do your PhD

A PhD thesis is only as good as the person doing the research, and since this is a long-term endeavour, you want to be sure that you are choosing an environment, and a community support system, that will help you be at your very best. 

Find a place where you believe you will be happy and at peace – these positive conditions will make a very big difference to the research you will produce and the PhD experience you will have. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 25, 2021

What’s in a PhD? The key components of a doctoral thesis

If you’re just starting a PhD, or beginning to write substantial parts of the thesis, you may be wondering what exactly you need to be doing and writing. What goes into a thesis? What must all doctoral research include?

 

 

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 14, 2021

Four traits of every successful PhD student

If you are thinking or starting a PhD, you probably have the intellectual acumen and academic skills needed for advanced study – but intelligence isn’t everything. In this article, we’ll discuss the additional soft skills and qualities needed for PhD success.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 15, 2021

Five important things to know about doing a PhD

This article is for anyone who is thinking about pursuing a PhD but is still feeling unsure why they’re choosing this path or what will be expected of them. We discuss five key aspects of doctoral research that all applicants should consider carefully before embarking on a PhD.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 15, 2021

What makes a PhD different from taught degrees?

If you are thinking of doing a PhD or just about to start one, you may be wondering how different doctoral study will be from your previous degrees and how to prepare for it. To help you get a step ahead, in this article, we’ll outline some of the key differences between a PhD and postgraduate taught programmes.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 24, 2021

Different types of scientific papers

There are several different types of scholarly publications, which vary by discipline. Not all journals publish every type of scholarly article. Understanding how different types of papers are written and how they are reviewed will help you decide which type of paper you can publish.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 26, 2021

Who retains the copyright to a published article?

Intellectual property (IP) includes patents, copyright, database rights and trademarks. As a researcher who works as part of an institution, and as such is financially supported by the institution, there are typically policies that govern who owns the IP related to your research. It is important to know these policies.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 02, 2021

Four myths about doing a PhD

There are many popular but untrue myths floating around the academic community about what the PhD experience actually entails. In this article, we’ll visit and redress four common misconceptions about doing a PhD.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 02, 2021

Finding the Right PhD Supervisor

A supervisor can make or break someone’s PhD experience. Therefore, finding the right supervisor is perhaps one of the most important factors for ensuring that you have a good, healthy, enjoyable and successful PhD experience.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 02, 2021

Preparing and writing your PhD research proposal

When you apply for a PhD, it is likely that you will need to include a research proposal with your application. This article highlights our top tips for putting together a research proposal and offers you some key points to consider as you prepare your plan. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 05, 2021

Managing your mental health as a PhD student

As PhD students, you are under a lot of pressure. You’ve got a lot to do, but you don’t always have the support you need. It’s no surprise that anxiety and depression are common among PhD students. While there’s no magic bullet, there are things you can do to help look after your mental health.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 02, 2021

How to successfully negotiate the international PhD student experience

Starting a PhD is a very big deal. Having to also travel and settle into another country can make the process that much more daunting for new researchers. But doing a PhD as an international student does not just have to be a stressful experience – it can also be a very fulfilling and enjoyable one. We share here some of the key factors to bear in mind as you embark on your international PhD.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 06, 2021

How to develop transferable skills while studying for a PhD

The image of a PhD student can be someone working in a narrow field, gaining knowledge and learning techniques with limited application. But this isn’t true. As specific as your research questions may be, you are inevitably developing skills which are valued in the workplace, in or out of academia. And your time at university offers opportunities to gain additional experience and skills.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 26, 2021

What next? Considering non-academic career paths

Career opportunities in academia are highly sought after, positions are limited and competition is tough. Unless you are very determined to remain within academia, it is worth considering other career options in non-academic sectors and industries. This article suggests key points to bear in mind as you think about pursuing alternative career paths.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 26, 2021

How to get the most out of your software to help your academic research

There’s a wealth of software out there, and yet many of us only ever use the same few programmes. Even within that limited range of software, are you getting the most out of it? Most popular software has a range of features which most users never look at and, while some of it won’t be of any use to you right now, there are almost certainly some features that could save you time, or open up new possibilities.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 20, 2021

Dos and don'ts of addressing reviewer comments with manuscript revisions

There are a range of approaches to addressing reviewer comments appropriately. Here are the best practical tips that will help you maximise your success in publishing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 20, 2021

Differences between journal editors and peer reviewers

How does the work, specifically that of evaluating your submission, differ between journal editors and peer reviewers? At a high level, journal editors look at the macro view, coming from their journal and also the industry, while peer reviewers look at the micro view, specifically looking in the focus of your paper.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 20, 2021

Essentials of good peer review and good peer reviewers

What makes for a good peer review? On the same lines, what makes for a good peer reviewer? This article discusses key characteristics of a sound peer review and constructive peer reviewers.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 14, 2021

How to identify gaps in research and determine your original research topic

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