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An ironic and not serious of what i learnt (and how it was) from a 3 years PhD.
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  • 1. ~1.000
  • 2. IF I HAD KNOWN
  • 3. WHAT IS A PHD?
  • 4. Text http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
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  • 14. Text http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
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  • 16. Text TOPIC FACTS: (somehow) http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  • 17. Text new -> no one did before. TOPIC FACTS: (somehow) http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  • 18. Text new -> no one did before. no one knows it till the end. TOPIC FACTS: (somehow) http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  • 19. Text new -> no one did before. no one knows it till the end. you are probably going to hate it. TOPIC FACTS: (somehow) http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  • 20. Text new -> no one did before. no one knows it till the end. you are probably going to hate it. and change it. TOPIC FACTS: (somehow) http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  • 21. Text new -> no one did before. no one knows it till the end. you are probably going to hate it. and change it. Something that only few people care. TOPIC FACTS: (somehow) http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  • 22. Text new -> no one did before. no one knows it till the end. you are probably going to hate it. and change it. Something that only few people care. (don’t forget the big picture). TOPIC FACTS: (somehow) http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  • 23. Text new -> no one did before. no one knows it till the end. you are probably going to hate it. and change it. Something that only few people care. (don’t forget the big picture). TOPIC FACTS: (somehow) http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  • 24. Text new -> no one did before. no one knows it till the end. you are probably going to hate it. and change it. Something that only few people care. (don’t forget the big picture). TOPIC FACTS: (somehow) http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  • 25. Text Advice: Do something that matters. ! http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  • 26. When you discovered that your topic is not new
  • 27. When you discovered that your topic is not new
  • 28. WHAT DO YOU DO?
  • 29. WHAT DO YOU DO?
  • 30. WHAT DO YOU DO?
  • 31. WHY DO IT?
  • 32. WHY DO IT? there is no right answer for this.. but..
  • 33. WHY DON’T DO IT?
  • 34. WHY DON’T DO IT?
  • 35. MONEY (in the short term) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMtpEd4FGrs#t=1m40s
  • 36. MONEY (in the short term) 1035 € No bonus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMtpEd4FGrs#t=1m40s PhD
  • 37. MONEY (in the short term) 24h/w € 814,35 b.t. Manager, € 1600,00 b.t. * 14 months + bonus (avg. 12%) 1035 € No bonus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMtpEd4FGrs#t=1m40s PhD
  • 38. MONEY (in the short term) 24h/w € 814,35 b.t. Manager, € 1600,00 b.t. * 14 months + bonus (avg. 12%) 1035 € No bonus 12,420 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMtpEd4FGrs#t=1m40s PhD
  • 39. MONEY (in the short term) 24h/w € 814,35 b.t. Manager, € 1600,00 b.t. * 14 months + bonus (avg. 12%) 1035 € No bonus 12,420 avg 15,500 (net) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMtpEd4FGrs#t=1m40s PhD
  • 40. MONEY (in the short term) 24h/w € 814,35 b.t. Manager, € 1600,00 b.t. * 14 months + bonus (avg. 12%) 1035 € No bonus 12,420 avg 15,500 (net) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMtpEd4FGrs#t=1m40s PhD Mc Donald (ita)
  • 41. HOW IS DOING A PHD
  • 42. HOW IS DOING A PHD 1st year you are lost.
  • 43. HOW IS DOING A PHD 1st year you are lost. Then qualifying
  • 44. HOW IS DOING A PHD 1st year you are lost. Then qualifying 2nd year you know what to do
 (but you probably change it)
  • 45. HOW IS DOING A PHD 1st year you are lost. Then qualifying 2nd year you know what to do
 (but you probably change it) third year you have to do.
  • 46. HOW IS DOING A PHD 1st year you are lost. Then qualifying 2nd year you know what to do
 (but you probably change it) third year you have to do. (hopefully)
  • 47. HOW IS DOING A PHD 1st year you are lost. Then qualifying 2nd year you know what to do
 (but you probably change it) third year you have to do. (hopefully) At some point you will think to quit
  • 48. WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO. Read, Write and Present (and meet your advisor)
  • 49. READING
  • 50. READING Use a tool
  • 51. READING Use a tool Write summary and notes
  • 52. READING Use a tool Write summary and notes Read the references
  • 53. READING Use a tool Write summary and notes Read the references keep it organized!
  • 54. READING Use a tool Write summary and notes Read the references keep it organized!
  • 55. READING Use a tool Write summary and notes Read the references keep it organized! if you do reviews check what others write
  • 56. READING Use a tool Write summary and notes Read the references keep it organized! if you do reviews check what others write (after you did yours)
  • 57. WRITING
  • 58. WRITING I’m a bad writer.
  • 59. WRITING I’m a bad writer. courses
  • 60. WRITING I’m a bad writer. courses don’t delete text
  • 61. WRITING I’m a bad writer. courses don’t delete text focus writing tools.
  • 62. WRITING I’m a bad writer. courses don’t delete text focus writing tools. 3rd person proofreading.
  • 63. WRITING I’m a bad writer. courses don’t delete text focus writing tools. 3rd person proofreading. NO useless formula.
  • 64. WRITING I’m a bad writer. courses don’t delete text focus writing tools. 3rd person proofreading. NO useless formula. NO unclear picture.
  • 65. WRITING FACTS: papers always exceed the page limit
  • 66. WRITING FACTS: papers always exceed the page limit
  • 67. WRITING FACTS: First try
  • 68. WRITING FACTS: First try
  • 69. WRITING FACTS: Supervisor gives first comments:
  • 70. WRITING FACTS: Supervisor gives first comments:
  • 71. WRITING FACTS: Second try
  • 72. WRITING FACTS: Second try
  • 73. WRITING FACTS: supervisor edits your paper
  • 74. WRITING FACTS: supervisor edits your paper
  • 75. WRITING FACTS: the day before the deadline (that will be extended)
  • 76. WRITING FACTS: the day before the deadline (that will be extended)
  • 77. PRESENTATIONS
  • 78. PRESENTATIONS Tell a convincing story and be confident.
  • 79. PRESENTATIONS Tell a convincing story and be confident. Check your audience.
  • 80. PRESENTATIONS Tell a convincing story and be confident. Check your audience. Make nice slide
  • 81. PRESENTATIONS Tell a convincing story and be confident. Check your audience. Make nice slide
  • 82. PRESENTATIONS Tell a convincing story and be confident. Check your audience. Make nice slide rehearse (if you like it)
  • 83. PRESENTATIONS Tell a convincing story and be confident. Check your audience. Make nice slide rehearse (if you like it) close laptop and listen
  • 84. MEETINGS
  • 85. MEETINGS Hard to organize
  • 86. MEETINGS Hard to organize
  • 87. MEETINGS Hard to organize The sooner the better: morning.
  • 88. MEETINGS Hard to organize The sooner the better: morning. Before lunch before leaving.
  • 89. MEETINGS Hard to organize The sooner the better: morning. Before lunch before leaving. too long?
  • 90. MEETINGS Hard to organize The sooner the better: morning. Before lunch before leaving. too long? Write down agenda.
  • 91. MEETINGS Hard to organize The sooner the better: morning. Before lunch before leaving. too long? Write down agenda. still long? don’t sit.
  • 92. MEETINGS Hard to organize The sooner the better: morning. Before lunch before leaving. too long? Write down agenda. still long? don’t sit. Write down minutes: who does what for when!
  • 93. MEETINGS Hard to organize The sooner the better: morning. Before lunch before leaving. too long? Write down agenda. still long? don’t sit. Write down minutes: who does what for when! don’t use laptop/phone
  • 94. TIPS&TRICKS
  • 95. TIME MANAGEMENT & PROCRASTINATION
  • 96. TIME MANAGEMENT & PROCRASTINATION “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” Parkinson’s law
  • 97. TIME MANAGEMENT & PROCRASTINATION
  • 98. TIME MGMT To do list:
  • 99. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks
  • 100. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks priority not deadline.
  • 101. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks priority not deadline. Ugly things first.
  • 102. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks priority not deadline. Ugly things first. Something worth to leave work
  • 103. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks priority not deadline. Ugly things first. Something worth to leave work Daily journals
  • 104. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks priority not deadline. Ugly things first. Something worth to leave work Daily journals Find your productive time
  • 105. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks priority not deadline. Ugly things first. Something worth to leave work Daily journals Find your productive time Find the right place.
  • 106. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks priority not deadline. Ugly things first. Something worth to leave work Daily journals Find your productive time Find the right place. Fake deadlines.
  • 107. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks priority not deadline. Ugly things first. Something worth to leave work Daily journals Find your productive time Find the right place. Fake deadlines. interruptions: 5 mins + 5 mins
  • 108. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks priority not deadline. Ugly things first. Something worth to leave work Daily journals Find your productive time Find the right place. Fake deadlines. interruptions: 5 mins + 5 mins
  • 109. POMODORO
  • 110. POMODORO Decide on the task to be done
  • 111. POMODORO Decide on the task to be done Set the pomodoro (timer) to 25 minutes
  • 112. POMODORO Decide on the task to be done Set the pomodoro (timer) to 25 minutes Work on the task until the timer rings;
  • 113. POMODORO Decide on the task to be done Set the pomodoro (timer) to 25 minutes Work on the task until the timer rings; Record it
  • 114. POMODORO Decide on the task to be done Set the pomodoro (timer) to 25 minutes Work on the task until the timer rings; Record it Take a short break (3-5 minutes)
  • 115. POMODORO Decide on the task to be done Set the pomodoro (timer) to 25 minutes Work on the task until the timer rings; Record it Take a short break (3-5 minutes) Every four "pomodori" take a longer break (15–30 minutes)
  • 116. BULLET JORUANL
  • 117. BE ONLINE Maintain a personal website
  • 118. BE ONLINE Maintain a personal website Make your paper free to download.
  • 119. BE ONLINE Maintain a personal website Make your paper free to download. Subscribe to academic social networks
  • 120. BE ONLINE Maintain a personal website Make your paper free to download. Subscribe to academic social networks Maintain google scholar profile.
  • 121. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO
  • 122. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO Your brain will appreciate it.
  • 123. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO Your brain will appreciate it. Running is perfect:
  • 124. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO Your brain will appreciate it. Running is perfect: It sucks!
  • 125. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO Your brain will appreciate it. Running is perfect: It sucks! No tools needed.
  • 126. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO Your brain will appreciate it. Running is perfect: It sucks! No tools needed. You against yourself
  • 127. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO Your brain will appreciate it. Running is perfect: It sucks! No tools needed. You against yourself Beating yourself is too damn satisfactory
  • 128. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO Your brain will appreciate it. Running is perfect: It sucks! No tools needed. You against yourself Beating yourself is too damn satisfactory the 4 minutes mile barrier. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four-minute_mile
  • 129. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO Your brain will appreciate it. Running is perfect: It sucks! No tools needed. You against yourself Beating yourself is too damn satisfactory the 4 minutes mile barrier. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four-minute_mile “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t - you're right.”
  • 130. GET INSPIRED
  • 131. GET INSPIRED
  • 132. LAST ADVICE
  • 133. LAST ADVICE NEVER trust anyone advices.
  • 134. LAST ADVICE NEVER trust anyone advices. Listen to them, object them, make them yours.
  • 135. LAST ADVICE NEVER trust anyone advices. Listen to them, object them, make them yours. It’s your PhD.
  • 136. THE REAL VALUE OF A PHD
  • 137. THE REAL VALUE OF A PHD You can do presentations on any topic!
  • 138. THE REAL VALUE OF A PHD You can do presentations on any topic! ..and you will meet amazing people…
  • 139. THAT’S ALL! stefano stefanotranquillini.me
  • 140. CREDITS Most of the material is not mine, not even some jokes (jorge cham). ! Most of the pictures are from steve mccurry. ! Gif are from http://proteas.microlab.ntua.gr/ksiop/phd_funny/index.html ! Illustarte guide is from http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/ !