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Doctoral Student in Physics @Concordia • Biotech Engineer • Poet • Science Communicator • Student Fellow at Concordia Applied AI (AI2) Institute
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Dec 19, 2023 15 tweets 3 min read
Things I learned from my PhD supervisor when it comes to writing a thesis/paper

In a few weeks, I will be entering my fourth year of PhD. As a research student, you know one of the most critical skills you can develop is writing and it is not an easy feat! Image Here are some points I keep on my checklist when I write my thesis, paper, or report
Nov 27, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
Research students: Here are all the resources and research tools that I have shared over time on this platform. Image Some latest posts:

The science of choosing a research problem…



How to formulate a research question?


Nov 6, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
The science of choosing a research problem…

Ever wondered how scientists select the research questions they investigate? It is crucial for any researcher to choose the right scientific problem to investigate. Image Uri Alon's insights shed light on this intriguing process and the two contrasting research mental models.

Here are the key takeaways that I put together--

1. Take Your Time: Don't rush into choosing a research problem. Research isn't a sprint; it's a marathon.
Jul 12, 2023 13 tweets 3 min read
Research students - if you love writing, you can use your writing skills in these areas to work part-time and earn too. 1. 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.
Jun 5, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
Some research tools/resources... 1. Mybib

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Apr 25, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
Research students: Here is the complete list of research tools and resources that I shared on this platform.

A 🧵 Image 1.      Here are some data analysis tools/resources for your research.



2.      Some writing tools/resources for research students.

Apr 21, 2023 18 tweets 9 min read
Research students: Develop your research workflow with these "30" important threads that I shared over this platform.

A🧵 Image 1.      Here is a checklist on “What to Keep Track of” during your research journey...



2.      How to identify a research question?

Apr 3, 2023 21 tweets 4 min read
How does ChatGPT work? (in simple terms)...

As a scientist, whose PhD project involves training AI model(s). This is my attempt to explain it using less jargon (at least tried).

A 🧵 So, ChatGPT stands for "Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer" and belongs to the family of Large Language Models (LLMs).
Apr 2, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
How to set SMART research goals...

For those conducting research, setting SMART goals is essential for planning, organizing, and executing tasks.

Here are some basic tips for setting SMART research goals 📌 Specific: It is important to set clear and specific goals. Decide exactly what you wish to accomplish and make sure you define it clearly.
Apr 1, 2023 13 tweets 3 min read
How to design a “Conference Poster”: A basic guide.

Are you presenting at a conference soon and need to design a poster that effectively communicates your research? Do you want to make sure your poster stands out from the rest and captures the attention of attendees?

A 🧵 Here are some points to keep on your checklist…

1. Know Your Audience:

It's important to think about your audience before you begin developing your poster. Consider the conference's subject and attendees while creating your poster design.
Mar 28, 2023 13 tweets 3 min read
Research students: Here is a checklist on “What to Keep Track of” during your research journey...

It helps me be efficient enough to keep moving ahead in my program. I hope this will help you too! 1/10
Feb 10, 2023 14 tweets 4 min read
Here's a research workflow you may like based on the threads that I wrote over the last few months.

A 🧶 1. How I am organizing and taking notes when it comes to “Literature Review”.
Feb 6, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
Here are some data analysis tools/resources for your research.

A 🧵 1.Interactive line graph: statistika.mfub.bg.ac.rs/interactive-li…

“This website allows you to create interactive line graphs in a few simple steps”.
Jan 16, 2023 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, 2023 13 tweets 4 min read
All the academic and research tools that I shared in 2022!

A compilation of all 🧵’s

@OpenAcademics @ThePhDPlace #AcademicTwitter #scicomm 1/11
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 2 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.

foldercase.com
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.