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PhD Tips by 3rd Year PhD Student

Boston University - Boston, MA - 3rd Year, PhD Student Tip #1It may be that not all faculty and admin have the same understanding about program requirements, important forms and administrative processes, etc. Approach this like a research process: consult a variety of...

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Organized Research using Zotero

So when you sign up to a PhD program, no matter the concertation, you are signing up to do research. Like I mention in all of the PhD Tips introductions, at the end of every doc students’ journey is the defense of their dissertation. Simply, that means you are...

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Your Class Schedule

Is it the fall semester already? Spring? Summer? Whatever the semester, this ritual, which I created for myself in undegrad, is a "beginning of semester" ritual that keeps all of my information in order even as a PhD Student. It is a rather simple too. STEP 1The first...

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PhD Tips Podcast

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#16 Qualifying Tasks

The Qualifying Task. Oh what a process. At the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development at Boston University, we are required to complete two qualifying tasks: a literature review and a research study. In this episode, I will guide you through my journey...

#15 Year Four with Cliff Freeman

Time flies. There will be a point in your PhD journey when you wonder "Where has the time gone?!!" When you reach year four, hopefully all of that time contributed to writing papers, making conference presentations, and finishing course work! That point in...

#14 Seven PhD Tips by Cliff Freeman

Embark on a transformative journey with today's riveting episode as we unveil seven indispensable tips for navigating the challenging realm of doctoral studies. Whether you're grappling with time management, seeking strategies to enhance your research...

#13 PhD Tips with Dr. Khadija Boyd

Welcome to Season 2 of PhD Tips! Today we are joined by Dr. Khadija Boyd, a retired military veteran, and currently full-time scholar! Dr. Boyd joins the podcast with 5 tips for doctoral students ready to start THRIVING in their doctoral studies.  Read some of...

PhD Tips Season 2

Hi, my name is Cliff Freeman, and welcome to the second season of PhD Tips! Similar to last season, we will hear a variety of Ph.D. tips from real-life doctoral students who will eventually defend a dissertation at the end of their academic journey. In addition to...

#12 Phd Tips with Dr. Andrea Curry

If you are having a feeling of "I can't do this" on your journey to Ph.D., stop what you are doing and listen to this podcast featuring Dr. Andrea N. Curry. Dr. Curry shares key tips for current and future Ph.D. students. Please check out some of Dr. Curry's endeavors...

#11 PhD Tips with Dr. Kimberly Douglass

In this episode of PhD Tips, Dr. Douglass shares invaluable tips about shifting self-defeating mindsets that show up on your Journey to PhD. Dr Douglass blesses us with advice and tips throughout the ENTIRE show! What a special treat! Make sure to connect with Dr....

#10 Medical School Tips with Ophelia Okoh

Ophelia Okoh is a medical student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. This episode is a more laid back episode as Ophelia and I are friends. She gives critical insights about the road to Dr in the medical field. In 7 years time, she will be on her way to...

#9 How to Read Long Theory Articles pt. 1/2 – Host Tip #4

In grad school and beyond, you will encounter lengthy theory papers. These papers will be like no other paper you have read before. How do you get through them? Thanks to Dr. Jonathan Rosa and Dr. Roy Perez we now have a blueprint. This is part 1 of 2 about how to...

#8 PhD Tips with Rinice Sauls

Today on PhD Tips, Rinice Sauls shares her experience as a second-year Ph.D. student. Her experience is unique in the sense that she has already experienced a successful career in K-12 as a practitioner and has begun her PhD program to learn more and eventually be...

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