The Art of Doing a PhD

This page contains resources and link about "The Art of Doing a PhD" - or in other words different good advices for surviving graduate school. The page is still under construction and I will continuously add stuff here.

I made a presentation on the subject at the Doctoral Colloquium at the UbiComp 2007 Conference:

A newer version of "The Art of Doing a PhD" presentation is available below together with a presentation on how to write a paper:

The Fish Model

I often use the 'fish model' depicted below when I need to explain prospective and current PhD Student what the flow of a PhD looks like. I still need to explain it here, but there are some description of it in the presentation above.

Simple Guidelines

Paper abstract outline:

  • Backgound
  • However, gap
  • What we did
  • Contribution(s)
  • What is means

Paper review guideline:

  • Past Work / Related work
  • Contribution
  • Significance
  • Validity
  • Orginality

See also How to Write a Litterature Review by Saul Greenberg.


Other PhD Thesis's for Inspiration