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Viva Voce Victory: How To Defend Your Thesis
Viva Voce Victory: How To Defend Your Thesis

🎙️ How To Ace Your Viva Voce Three Practical Tips To Help You Defend Your Thesis By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | July 2024The viva voce or thesis defence is an event that often leaves students feeling a little intimidated. And understandably so. In...

How To Break Through Writer’s Block
How To Break Through Writer’s Block

🎙️ How To Break Through Writer's Block Three Practices You Can Implement Today By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | June 2024Writer's block is a common challenge for students. All too often, it can feel like there’s an insurmountable wall between your...

How To Beat Perfectionism: 3 Practical Steps
How To Beat Perfectionism: 3 Practical Steps

🎙️ How To Beat Perfectionism Three Straightforward Actions You Can Take (Right Now) By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | June 2024Perfectionism often masquerades as a commitment to excellence - sounds good, right? The problem, however, is that if left...

You Are NOT Your Dissertation: How To Maintain A Healthy Perspective
You Are NOT Your Dissertation: How To Maintain A Healthy Perspective

🎙️ You Are NOT Your Dissertation Why your dissertation is not quite as epically important as you think By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | May 2024If you’ve been losing sleep over your dissertation, we’re here to help bring some perspective - and,...

The Unspoken Laws Of Academic Success: Secrets From “The Inside”
The Unspoken Laws Of Academic Success: Secrets From “The Inside”

🎙️ The Unspoken Laws Of Academic Success 3 Simple But Effective Practices By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | May 2024In this episode of the Grad Coach Podcast, Derek and Ethar delve into the unwritten laws of academic success. In it, they share some of...

Dissertation & Thesis Examples: Get Inspired Now
Dissertation & Thesis Examples: Get Inspired Now

Dissertation & Thesis Examples 📖 Real-world examples and samples from leading universities Need some inspiration for your study? You’ve come to the right place. Here we showcase a collection of dissertation and thesis examples to help you get started. All of these...

All But Dissertation (ABD) Status – What You Need To Know
All But Dissertation (ABD) Status – What You Need To Know

All But Dissertation (ABD) Status 😬 A Plain-Language Explainer + Guide For Stuck Students By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Dr. Eunice Rautenbach | April 2024When it comes to completing a PhD or doctoral degree, “all but dissertation” (or ABD) is all too often...

The Four Powerful Habits Of Successful Students
The Four Powerful Habits Of Successful Students

🎙️ The 4 HABITS of Successful Students (And how to develop them...) By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | April 2024At Grad Coach, we've worked with thousands of students. Over the years, we've noticed a few simple but powerful habits that are common...

3 STRUGGLES You’ll Face During Your Research Journey
3 STRUGGLES You’ll Face During Your Research Journey

🎙️ The 3 STRUGGLES You're Bound To Face (And how to deal with them...) By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | April 2024Writing a dissertation or thesis is no small task - just ask any ABD. The academic research journey is one filled with trials and...

Considering A PhD? Here Are 3 Things You Should Know
Considering A PhD? Here Are 3 Things You Should Know

🎙️ 3 Harsh Realities About Doing A PhDBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (Phd) | March 2024Undertaking a PhD or any doctoral-level program is no small task. In this episode of the Grad Coach Podcast, Dr Ethar shares three things he wishes he had known about the...

Writing A Literature Review: 4 Time-Saving Hacks
Writing A Literature Review: 4 Time-Saving Hacks

🎙️ PODCAST: Ace The Literature Review 4 Time-Saving Tips To Fast-Track Your Literature ReviewBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | Feb 2024Writing a literature review can be a daunting task for many students, but fear not! In this episode of the Grad Coach...

Free Download: Statistics Cheatsheet
Free Download: Statistics Cheatsheet

Free Download 📥 Statistics CheatsheetFeeling a bit overwhelmed by the all the complex terminology within the daunting world of statistics? Our free statistics cheatsheet makes it all a little easier by providing a plain-language overview of the key terminology and...

Research Proposal Essentials: 5 Critical Dos & Don’ts
Research Proposal Essentials: 5 Critical Dos & Don’ts

Writing Your Research Proposal 5 Essentials You Need To Keep In MindBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewer: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | June 2023Overview Understand your university’s requirements and restrictions Have a clearly articulated research problem Clearly...

Research Methodology Example: Full Walkthrough
Research Methodology Example: Full Walkthrough

Research Methodology Example Detailed Walkthrough + Free Methodology Chapter TemplateIf you're working on a dissertation or thesis and are looking for an example of a research methodology chapter, you've come to the right place. In this video, we walk you through a...

Literature Review Example/Sample: Full Walkthrough
Literature Review Example/Sample: Full Walkthrough

Literature Review Example/Sample Detailed Walkthrough + Free Literature Review TemplateIf you're working on a dissertation or thesis and are looking for an example of a strong literature review chapter, you've come to the right place. In this video, we walk you...

Research Proposal Example/Sample: Full Walkthrough
Research Proposal Example/Sample: Full Walkthrough

Research Proposal Example/Sample Detailed Walkthrough + Free Proposal TemplateIf you're getting started crafting your research proposal and are looking for a few examples of research proposals, you've come to the right place. In this video, we walk you through two...

Writing The Methodology Chapter: 5 Time-Saving Tips & Tricks
Writing The Methodology Chapter: 5 Time-Saving Tips & Tricks

Writing The Methodology Chapter 5 Time-Saving Tips & ToolsBy: David Phair (PhD) and Amy Murdock (PhD) | July 2022The methodology chapter is a crucial part of your dissertation or thesis – it’s where you provide context and justification for your study's design....

Writing A Literature Review: 5 Time-Saving Tips & Tricks
Writing A Literature Review: 5 Time-Saving Tips & Tricks

Writing A High-Quality Literature Review 5 Time-Saving Tips & ToolsBy: David Phair (PhD) and Amy Murdock (PhD) | May 2022One of the fundamental chapters of any dissertation or thesis is the literature review. However, students often struggle to write this chapter,...

25+ Essential Apps To Help You Write Your Dissertation Or Thesis
25+ Essential Apps To Help You Write Your Dissertation Or Thesis

25+ Dissertation & Thesis Writing Apps Everything You Need To Optimise Your Research JourneyContributors: Derek Jansen (MBA), Kerryn Warren (PhD) & David Phair (PhD) | May 2024Completing your dissertation or thesis requires a hearty investment of time, effort...

Free Download: Literature Review Catalog Excel Template
Free Download: Literature Review Catalog Excel Template

Free Download 📥 Literature Review Catalogue (Excel Template)Crafting a high-quality literature review is a lot of work. Failure to keep track of all the literature you consume can result in a lot of wasted time. You need to get (and stay) organized - in other words,...