I read an interesting post yesterday by a statistics professor on several reasons PhD students fail. I would like to recommend the post – How to fail a PhD.
For those who are too busy to do a click, I copy the seven ‘not-to-do’ bullets as below:
- Wait for the supervisor to tell you what to do
- Wait for inspiration
- Aim for perfection
- Aim too high
- Aim too low
- Follow every side issue
- Leave all the writing to the end
Every bullet shots in the center!
I wish I could have read the post earlier.
Thanks Bengt. I am planing to enroll for PhD after some time. It is good starting food to be aware of Failure. 🙂
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