Some tips on how to Ph.D. I've learned over the years.

5 Ph.D. Survival Tips

I recently had to give a short presentation on “survival tips” as a Ph.D. student [1]. I thought I’d summarize that presentation in written form, too. Now, there’s a lot of material out there on how to succeed as an academic and as a professional. This post is going to be a rehashing of those […]

MakeWriteLearn -- How to Conference: How to deal with "networking" at academic conferences

How To Conference, Pt. 1: Networking

Conferences can be fun and exciting. You get to travel, meet new people from all around the world, reconnect with old friends, and learn about bleeding-edge work. If you are a student, you even get to do all of this for free [1]. But, conferences can also be nerve-racking — for newcomers and veterans alike. […]

The Day You Became An Academic Writer

The Day You Became An Academic Writer

I went from being a good writer to being an academic writer after five years of grad school. I couldn’t believe how convoluted it was. I’ll tell you the main tricks here so you don’t have to waste half of your life in academia. Academic writing is about self-aggrandizing and duplicity. The main technique is […]