Category Archives: Academia

Why doing a Ph.D.?

In this blog post, I will answer the question: Why doing a Ph.D.?  This is an important question for several students that are doing a bachelor or master degree,. Taking a good decision is important as doing a Ph.D requires several years … Continue reading

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How to review a research paper?

Today, I will discuss the task of reviewing papers in academia. I will discuss why it is important to review papers, and then give tips about how to review papers and also talk about what a reviewer should do and should not do. This topic is important … Continue reading

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Top 10 mistakes made by young researchers

Today, I will discuss 10 mistakes that some researchers do in their early career. 1. Not building social relationships with other researchers. Although one can do research by himself, there are many advantages to collaborating with others such as: getting the feedback of others, writing more articles, … Continue reading

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Writing a research paper (6) – presenting data with tables

Tables are often used in research papers to present data. In this blog post, I will explain when tables should be used, discuss common mistakes when using tables, and give a few tips to improve tables. When tables should be used? Tables … Continue reading

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Writing a research paper (5) – the bibliography

This is the fifth blog post about writing research papers. Today, I will discuss how to select references and write the bibliography of a research paper. I will also explain some common errors and give additional tips. Why the bibliography is important? Every research paper must have a bibliography. The … Continue reading

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Writing a research paper (4) – the introduction

This is the fourth blog post on how to write research papers.  Today, I will discuss how to write the introduction of a scientific research paper, some common errors, and give some tips. Why the introduction is important? The introduction plays a very important role in … Continue reading

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Writing a research paper (3) – the abstract

In this blog post, I will continue the discussion of how to write research papers.  I will discuss the importance of writing a good abstract for research papers, common errors, and give some tips. Why the abstract is important? The abstract is often overlooked but it is one … Continue reading

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Writing a research paper (2) – choosing a good title

Today, I will continue my series of blog posts about how to write research papers.  I will discuss the importance of choosing a good title for research papers, some common errors, and give some tips. Why the title is important? The title and abstract are some … Continue reading

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Writing a research paper (1) – keeping it simple

Today, I will give some advice about how to write research papers.  This will be the first post of a series of posts on this topic. In this post, I will focus on one aspect, which is to use simple structures and expressions to present the … Continue reading

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Why attending academic conferences is important?

In this blog post, I will talk about the importance of attending academic conferences for researchers. I will answer two important questions: Why it is important to attend conference?  and What one should do at an academic conference to get the most benefits? Academic conferences Academic conferences are meetings attended by researchers mostly from academia,. … Continue reading

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