Why PhD Students should Blog

– Week 6

I am not a PhD student myself. Not yet. I would like to be one very soon, but I still have some hurdles to go over before I could become one (and applying for it should be one of the big hurdles). In fact, today, a beautiful Sunday, I am trying to focus on my GMAT study because I am going to have my 2nd round of GMAT exam tomorrow morning, solely for my PhD application…

Anyway, let me get back to the subject. Why Blogging is good for PhD student? And first of all, I know the topic here says “Why ((any occupation)) should blog”, and some might say PhD is not really an occupation. However, anyone who is already a PhD or studying for PhD now should know that being a PhD student is in fact a full time occupation, but a very low paid one…

Anyway, once again let me get back to the subject. There are two to three main activities (beside the personal one) that a PhD would perform on his/her day to day life: doing research for his/her dissertation, teaching (assisting) for his/her supervisor(s) and perhaps doing a part time job(s) to earn the school fees. Blogging should help to enhance the qualities of all these three situations, because “writing” as a profession should be one of the key skill of a PhD graduate, and writing blogs, in a way, should help.

Blogging should also be a good platform to record the research notes, and to dispatch the research findings bit by bit. Others (people all over the world) could help to provide comments on those notes and findings.

And of course I would imagine doing research would be a very lonely and boring job. So, it is very important to find a way to express one’s thoughts and to get away boredom, and writing blogs should be one of the good ways (especially those scholars who do not fancy in doing sports with thick glasses).

Well, it is about time for me to get back to my boring GMAT study. Best of luck to myself tomorrow…