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Jan 16 11 tweets 4 min read
How to craft a scholarship/funding application.

@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace #AcademicTwitter #scicomm #Scholarships (1/10) I have attended quite a few workshops in the past on how to develop a competitive application for scholarships (also written a few). So thought of sharing the key takeaways here. These points are from various sources which I have collected over some time now.
Jan 2 13 tweets 4 min read
All the academic and research tools that I shared in 2022!

A compilation of all 🧵’s

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Dec 19, 2022 17 tweets 7 min read
Create your research workflow through the threads that I wrote over these few months.

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@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace #AcademicTwitter #scicomm 1. Starting with “Literature Review”.
Dec 12, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
Research Students: Note these questions when reading a research paper.

If you're looking to propose a research idea(s) to work on a project then these questions might help you come up with some ideas.

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Dec 5, 2022 8 tweets 6 min read
How to integrate some research tools into your workflow.

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@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace #AcademicTwitter #scicomm 1.Search your papers and visualize them in @ConnectedPapers, @LitmapsApp, @OK_Maps or @Inciteful_xyz

Sample for connected papers: Image
Dec 1, 2022 16 tweets 4 min read
Research students - if you love writing, you can use your writing skills in these areas to work part-time and earn too.

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Just to give you a heads up-- Technically, anyone can work in these areas as a writer.

@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace #AcademicTwitter #SciComm #phdchat 1️⃣ Professional Note-taker: In universities, if you sign up as a note-taker. You will be required to attend classes for students who would have requested a note-taker for various reasons. So, if you have good speed in taking notes then working as a note-taker is for you.
Nov 21, 2022 16 tweets 7 min read
Here are some more resources + tools for research students.

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@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace #AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #phdchat #scicomm 1.FolderCase (@foldercase_com): You can manage your research in one place.

Nov 7, 2022 16 tweets 5 min read
How I am organizing and taking notes when it comes to “Literature Review”.

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@ThePhDPlace @OpenAcademics @AcademicChatter #SciComm #phdchat #Science Image Note 1: If you have read all my threads so far, then you know that I have written about (many) tools and formats (s) to search for literature reviews. Now, it’s time to see how you can write your literature review.
Nov 1, 2022 10 tweets 4 min read
This is the “Thesis breakdown” or you can call it the “Outline of the dissertation” that I am following for my PhD.

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@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace @AcademicChatter #SciComm #phdchat #AcademicTwitter Note: I got these points as one image a while ago but here I am -- who made that image into a presentation. I kind of followed this outline for two of my previous thesis. Also, these are chapter breakdowns.

I hope this turns out to be useful in your PhD dissertation writing.
Oct 24, 2022 13 tweets 4 min read
Research students: Have you come across something called a “Research Skills Checklist”?

I was passed on a checklist by my mentors and professors a few years back when I started my research.

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@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace @AcademicChatter #SciComm #phdchat #AcademicTwitter Never wondered how to start a research topic, ways to navigate through it, and where and how to begin? Well, this research skills checklist helped and still helps me. I hope this helps if you haven't come across it.
Oct 10, 2022 12 tweets 7 min read
Some writing tools/resources for research students.

@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace #AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #phdchat #scicomm Image 1.The Writing Assignment Calculator by @Concordia. Originally developed by the University of Minnesota (@UMNews)

This helps to break down your assignment writing.

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Sep 26, 2022 10 tweets 4 min read
Here are some effective ways of note-taking methods for students (technically for anyone).

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@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace @AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #Scicomm #phdchat Right from my junior college to engineering and currently PhD studies. I tried and still try many methods of note-taking (with zillion notebooks... of course).

Here are 6 methods...

Note: I have used @GoodNotesApp note-taking app for all the samples you see in the thread.
Sep 12, 2022 12 tweets 5 min read
Some academic tools that I discovered recently for research students. Also, attaching two of my previous lists too!

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@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #scicomm #STEM 1. Paper Digest: It summarizes academic articles for you!

Sep 5, 2022 11 tweets 4 min read
Some useful google chrome extensions for research students.

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@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #PhD #scicomm 1. @weavatools: It lets you highlight, annotate, and organize text from any website, or paper and saves it in a folder. You can then share the folder with your collaborator and also upload PDFs from your computer. All your important quotes, results, and methods stay in one place.
Aug 22, 2022 15 tweets 5 min read
Research students-- If you're considering making your portfolio or a website.

Then, do check these points.

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Aug 15, 2022 14 tweets 5 min read
If you're working on multiple projects, starting or completing your PhD.

Here are some tools/suggestions that can help you manage your time and productivity.

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@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace @PhDVoice #SciComm #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #STEM 1.Gantt Chart: is a project management tool that illustrates a project plan. It has two sections: on the left side, it outlines a list of tasks or projects, and the right side has a timeline with schedule bars that visualize the work for a particular week or month.

Aug 8, 2022 11 tweets 5 min read
Check these websites and tools to make your presentations a bit more interesting and interactive.

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@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace @PhDVoice #AcademicChatter #scicomm 1. @VismeApp: Create presentations, documents and interactive charts etc.

Jul 28, 2022 13 tweets 3 min read
15 lessons from all my supervisors/professors so far...

You probably know all of them but still, it serves as a reminder.

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#AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #scicomm #phdchat @PhDVoice @OpenAcademics 1. Learn things one at a time: You don’t need to learn everything at once. Break them into tiny segments and learn daily. The idea is to not feel overwhelmed by all the new topics.
Jul 11, 2022 14 tweets 6 min read
How I search and read scientific papers now…

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After trying many methods of reading research papers effectively, I have now (at least) settled on this format.

@PhDVoice @ThePhDPlace @PhD_Genie @OpenAcademics #AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #scicomm #STEM I think it's just 4 step method! At first, it may feel time-consuming but once you get a grip on it then it's quite easy.
Jul 4, 2022 18 tweets 6 min read
How I stay a bit organized in research.

Here are some points which I follow that help me in my research journey.

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@PhDVoice @ThePhDPlace @PhD_Genie @OpenAcademics #AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #scicomm #STEM I know... This might be some infinite times you must have read a post or thread on how to stay organized! So what makes mine different? Maybe nothing earth-shattering but these are some tested points that I have been following for quite some years now.
Jun 27, 2022 19 tweets 7 min read
After giving several presentations right from bachelor's to master's to PhD currently and at various conferences. Here are some points that I keep in mind.

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@PhDVoice @ThePhDPlace @PhD_Genie @OpenAcademics #AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #scicomm #STEM Even I develop my presentation skills through feedback that I receive from my supervisors, audience/readers etc. I hope these points are helpful to you. Also, you may already know some of them if so, thank you for your time. Thank you for reading!