1000 days: 3 years of phd

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1000 days: 3 years of phd

  1. 1. ~1.000
  2. 2. IF I HAD KNOWN
  3. 3. WHAT IS A PHD?
  4. 4. Text http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
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  16. 16. Text TOPIC FACTS: (somehow) http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  17. 17. Text new -> no one did before. TOPIC FACTS: (somehow) http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  18. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 25. Text Advice: Do something that matters. ! http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/
  26. 26. When you discovered that your topic is not new
  27. 27. When you discovered that your topic is not new
  28. 28. WHAT DO YOU DO?
  29. 29. WHAT DO YOU DO?
  30. 30. WHAT DO YOU DO?
  31. 31. WHY DO IT?
  32. 32. WHY DO IT? there is no right answer for this.. but..
  33. 33. WHY DON’T DO IT?
  34. 34. WHY DON’T DO IT?
  35. 35. MONEY (in the short term) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMtpEd4FGrs#t=1m40s
  36. 36. MONEY (in the short term) 1035 € No bonus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMtpEd4FGrs#t=1m40s PhD
  37. 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. 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. 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. 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. 41. HOW IS DOING A PHD
  42. 42. HOW IS DOING A PHD 1st year you are lost.
  43. 43. HOW IS DOING A PHD 1st year you are lost. Then qualifying
  44. 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. 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. 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. 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. 48. WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO. Read, Write and Present (and meet your advisor)
  49. 49. READING
  50. 50. READING Use a tool
  51. 51. READING Use a tool Write summary and notes
  52. 52. READING Use a tool Write summary and notes Read the references
  53. 53. READING Use a tool Write summary and notes Read the references keep it organized!
  54. 54. READING Use a tool Write summary and notes Read the references keep it organized!
  55. 55. READING Use a tool Write summary and notes Read the references keep it organized! if you do reviews check what others write
  56. 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. 57. WRITING
  58. 58. WRITING I’m a bad writer.
  59. 59. WRITING I’m a bad writer. courses
  60. 60. WRITING I’m a bad writer. courses don’t delete text
  61. 61. WRITING I’m a bad writer. courses don’t delete text focus writing tools.
  62. 62. WRITING I’m a bad writer. courses don’t delete text focus writing tools. 3rd person proofreading.
  63. 63. WRITING I’m a bad writer. courses don’t delete text focus writing tools. 3rd person proofreading. NO useless formula.
  64. 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. 65. WRITING FACTS: papers always exceed the page limit
  66. 66. WRITING FACTS: papers always exceed the page limit
  67. 67. WRITING FACTS: First try
  68. 68. WRITING FACTS: First try
  69. 69. WRITING FACTS: Supervisor gives first comments:
  70. 70. WRITING FACTS: Supervisor gives first comments:
  71. 71. WRITING FACTS: Second try
  72. 72. WRITING FACTS: Second try
  73. 73. WRITING FACTS: supervisor edits your paper
  74. 74. WRITING FACTS: supervisor edits your paper
  75. 75. WRITING FACTS: the day before the deadline (that will be extended)
  76. 76. WRITING FACTS: the day before the deadline (that will be extended)
  77. 77. PRESENTATIONS
  78. 78. PRESENTATIONS Tell a convincing story and be confident.
  79. 79. PRESENTATIONS Tell a convincing story and be confident. Check your audience.
  80. 80. PRESENTATIONS Tell a convincing story and be confident. Check your audience. Make nice slide
  81. 81. PRESENTATIONS Tell a convincing story and be confident. Check your audience. Make nice slide
  82. 82. PRESENTATIONS Tell a convincing story and be confident. Check your audience. Make nice slide rehearse (if you like it)
  83. 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. 84. MEETINGS
  85. 85. MEETINGS Hard to organize
  86. 86. MEETINGS Hard to organize
  87. 87. MEETINGS Hard to organize The sooner the better: morning.
  88. 88. MEETINGS Hard to organize The sooner the better: morning. Before lunch before leaving.
  89. 89. MEETINGS Hard to organize The sooner the better: morning. Before lunch before leaving. too long?
  90. 90. MEETINGS Hard to organize The sooner the better: morning. Before lunch before leaving. too long? Write down agenda.
  91. 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. 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. 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. 94. TIPS&TRICKS
  95. 95. TIME MANAGEMENT & PROCRASTINATION
  96. 96. TIME MANAGEMENT & PROCRASTINATION “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” Parkinson’s law
  97. 97. TIME MANAGEMENT & PROCRASTINATION
  98. 98. TIME MGMT To do list:
  99. 99. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks
  100. 100. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks priority not deadline.
  101. 101. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks priority not deadline. Ugly things first.
  102. 102. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks priority not deadline. Ugly things first. Something worth to leave work
  103. 103. TIME MGMT To do list: Small tasks priority not deadline. Ugly things first. Something worth to leave work Daily journals
  104. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 109. POMODORO
  110. 110. POMODORO Decide on the task to be done
  111. 111. POMODORO Decide on the task to be done Set the pomodoro (timer) to 25 minutes
  112. 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. 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. 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. 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. 116. BULLET JORUANL
  117. 117. BE ONLINE Maintain a personal website
  118. 118. BE ONLINE Maintain a personal website Make your paper free to download.
  119. 119. BE ONLINE Maintain a personal website Make your paper free to download. Subscribe to academic social networks
  120. 120. BE ONLINE Maintain a personal website Make your paper free to download. Subscribe to academic social networks Maintain google scholar profile.
  121. 121. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO
  122. 122. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO Your brain will appreciate it.
  123. 123. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO Your brain will appreciate it. Running is perfect:
  124. 124. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO Your brain will appreciate it. Running is perfect: It sucks!
  125. 125. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO Your brain will appreciate it. Running is perfect: It sucks! No tools needed.
  126. 126. MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO Your brain will appreciate it. Running is perfect: It sucks! No tools needed. You against yourself
  127. 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. 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. 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. 130. GET INSPIRED
  131. 131. GET INSPIRED
  132. 132. LAST ADVICE
  133. 133. LAST ADVICE NEVER trust anyone advices.
  134. 134. LAST ADVICE NEVER trust anyone advices. Listen to them, object them, make them yours.
  135. 135. LAST ADVICE NEVER trust anyone advices. Listen to them, object them, make them yours. It’s your PhD.
  136. 136. THE REAL VALUE OF A PHD
  137. 137. THE REAL VALUE OF A PHD You can do presentations on any topic!
  138. 138. THE REAL VALUE OF A PHD You can do presentations on any topic! ..and you will meet amazing people…
  139. 139. THAT’S ALL! stefano stefanotranquillini.me
  140. 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/ !

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