TIPS ON HOW TO GOT Assoc. Prof. Dr. Samira AlbatiKamaruddin (email@example.com) people.utm.my/samira
7-Tips on How to GOT • Research Passion - Immerse yourself in academic culture and get talking about your research at conferences and research symposia. It is worth trying to publish in a peer-reviewed journal. This will be a valuable confidence boost for your viva. • Regular Meeting and Progress - Making and sustaining supervisor contact and supervisory support is essential, especially when nearing the end. • Keep Focus - Don’t get a full-time job, even if you are sorely tempted. However, a part-time job could work in your favour because it could help to structure your time, providing a break from unhelpful spells of isolation and giving you an anchor to the rest of the world.
7-Tips on How to GOT • Get Support - Support and understanding from friends and family is important. Talk to them about the challenges you may be experiencing, especially during the final stages. • Continual Writing- Continual writing during your research project is key; don’t leave writing to the very end, as then the task of writing your thesis may seem impossible. Remember that the very act of writing things down can help you develop your ideas. • Writing-up Environment - Find a writing-up environment that works best for you and minimises unhelpful distractions. • Manage Thesis Writing - Reflect on what drives you to write your thesis. Breaking the task into manageable chunks with self-imposed deadlines works well for most, and being organised is paramount.