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Planning and Managing your PhD 2013


Systematic Literature Review

Suggested methods for taking good notes and becoming an active listener.

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Notemaking Strategies

Suggested methods for taking good notes and becoming an active listener.

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Revision and Examination Strategies

Strategies for preparing for your exams

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Revision and Examination Strategies for Science & Engineering

Strategies for preparing for your exams in the Sciences and Engineering.

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Exam Day Performance

Strategies for giving your best exam performance on the day.

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Presentation skills

Methods for preparing and giving effective presentations.

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Reading Strategies

Techniques for active reading – e.g. survey, question, read, review and recall.

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This handout covers the supervision process for PhD students.

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Concentration Strategies

This handout covers identifying internal and external distractions and looking at applying corrective strategies such as active learning, visualisation, positive thinking and building up concentration time.

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Coping with Stress

These handouts cover techniques to help you deal with stress.

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Goal Setting Strategies

Description of SMART goals and how to apply them to study skills and tasks.

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Motivational Strategies

Steps on how to improve motivation.

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Procrastination Strategies

Ways to beat Procrastination: Practical and motivational techniques to help students to address procrastination problems.

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Study Groups

Tips on how to set up Study Groups

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Getting Started on your PhD

Practical issues to consider when starting your PhD

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Time Management Strategies

Practical tips to help students to manage time and develop a structure and routine for studying.

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Daily and weekly timetables to help students to prioritise time and commitments.

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To Do lists

Helps students to identify and prioritise their commitments.

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Last updated 16 December 2015 by Student Learning Development (Email) .