bsharpe269 Posted June 4, 2015 Share Posted June 4, 2015 I've seen a lot of great advice on this forum already for incoming PhD students but most of it is fairly general: choose an advisor who is a good personality fit, balance school and life, publish a lot, network at conferences, etc. I will be keeping all of this advice in mind as I start my PhD this fall. I have seen much less on specific things that have positively impacted your productivity that incoming students can try as well. For example, specific books you wish you had read a couple years earlier, specific practices that have really helped you (for example, reading a paper every morning or starting work by X time). I am also interested in things like methods for tracking your time and tasks like todo list apps that help you stay organized. What would be the one specific thing that has really helped you that you would recommend to others? Thanks to any current PhD students who are willing to share! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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