How difficult is a PhD?

On the one hand, a PhD is of course “difficult” – as in “it has a high degree of difficulty” and also “it’s a lot of work”. It has been more than 3 years to create new knowledge!

But how “hard” should it be and what kind of “hard”? When students come to me and say they are worried that their PhD will be “difficult,” they usually mean two very different things!

Try aromatherapy

The history of aromatherapy goes back to ancient Greece. During the Chinese civilization, aromatherapy was used as a mood booster. The Egyptians developed the distillation machines used to extract essential oils from various plants, which were used to entomb the dead.

Nowadays, the best types of aromatherapy are considered a luxurious indulgence that only a few people have access to. The good news is that there are many inexpensive ways to take advantage of the soothing effects of essential oils. Apart from its medicinal uses, its effects on attention and concentration are one of its many wonders. A little goes a long way.

Is it difficult to cope with the doctoral workload?

During a PhD, there will be times when you have to stay longer or work on weekends (from time to time), but that’s not like studying an undergraduate degree with deadlines abstinence and late nights are common for many. we.

What a PhD and a bachelor’s degree have in common is that there is always more work to be done, which confuses you. However, unlike undergraduate studies, this feeling does not end after the exams, where you can enjoy a long summer without studies because there is no semester for a doctorate. I have already indicated how much leave I took as a doctoral student. You have to find a way to relax or your health will suffer.

Video Interviews

Instead of more typical alumni interviews, some colleges (Notably Brown and UChicago) allow you to submit a short video instead. Like a traditional job interview, this video is designed to project your voice to admissions officers and let them know what’s important to you. If you are a committed speaker or think you will shine in an interview, or if you want to show off your videographer skills, this is a great option for you.

All videos submitted must meet the following technical specifications (see school website for current requirements: Brown, UChicago):

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