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YouTube Edu, Academic Earth and Other Educational Sites On the Web

Saturday, April 11, 2009 13:18 No Comments

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Online Education Sites

Online Education Sites

Some time ago I made a post about Academic Earth, a good resource that delivers thousands of academic lecturers to your ‘doors’.

Thanks for LifeHacker.com and oculture.com I got to know that YouTube has recently launched a similar service which they called YouTube EDU.

The concept is more or less the same as Academic Earth. According to the above mentioned resources, there are about 200 videos at the moment. I am certain that YouTube / Google will catch up quite soon as both know that educational videos are in an extremely high demand. Continue reading »

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Interview With Samsung Global Scholarship Program Graduate

Monday, March 23, 2009 23:19 No Comments
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master thesis interview

Today, I am excited to finally publish one of my latest interviews with a graduate from Seoul National University who came South Korea to study through the Samsung Global Scholarship Program.

In a nearly 1-hour interview I drilled Chetan to tell me about his experience writing and completing his Master’s thesis. If you are in the middle of your thesis project I am sure you will find this interview helpful as he uncovers many useful tips that can help you nail your project too.

Interviewee: Chetan Raj
Interviewer: Vladimir Chen

Vladimir: Hello

Chetan: Hello, Good afternoon

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Thousands Of Free Video Lectures From The World Top Scholars

Monday, February 2, 2009 10:17 1 Comment
Thousands of online lectures

Thousands of lectures

I am excited to have found and share a great resource. If you like watching educational videos online for example on YouTube or TED and etc. the following website is a goldmine.

The site is called Academic Earth. And it is essentially a video portal of video lecturers from the world’s top professors and scholars. I highly recommend this tool because it may be the place where you can watch video lectures on various topics of your interest. Continue reading »

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Most Frequently Used Active Verbs For Literature Review In Master Thesis

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:45 No Comments
List of active verbs

List of active verbs

Based on my own experience, there is a list of active verbs which are used most frequently in literature reviews of theses and dissertations.

A lot of lists I found on Google are perhaps bigger lists but in most, if not all, cases those verbs are inappropriate for literature reviews of a thesis or a dissertation. So, I compiled my own list of active verbs. Here are all the words in a non-user-friendly way (link to PDF file below). Continue reading »

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5 Rules On How To Increase Creativity When Writing A Paper

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 12:15 1 Comment
Think creatively

Think creatively

Master students experience writer blocks quite often simply because they are not passionate about the subject they write about. Now if you just started writing your project on a subject matter that you are not ‘crazy’ about I would try to circumvent you to change your topic. But let’s suppose that I don’t want to do that. Let’s just say, for the sake of the argument, we have to deal with what we’ve got. How would we go about increasing your creativity when writing a thesis or any other research paper? Continue reading »

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How To Achieve More Goals With A Simple Calendar On The Wall

Friday, January 9, 2009 0:26 7 Comments
Achieve goals w/ calendar

Achieve goals w/ calendar

I just read a great article that I thought I should definitely write about. The article is about how to achieve your goals more effectively and how to be more productive using a useful calendar technique.

The main character here is the guy named Brad Isaac who can be found at his personal blog. Brad, to my surprise, happens to be once in the comic business. You know the kind of the stand-on-stage throwing jokes at the group of people. So, one night Brad met at one of the clubs a now-famous comedian, actor and writer Jerry Seinfeld.  Without any hesitation, Brad, knowing that Jerry was really good at being funny on the stage, asked him to give some tips to a young comic like Brad. Continue reading »

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How To Wake Up When Writing A Master Thesis Project

Monday, December 29, 2008 18:13 No Comments
Wake up quickly

Wake up quickly

Steve Pavlina from stevepavlina.com shares some nice tips on waking up in the morning quickly. This can be easily applied when you write your thesis project.

When your alarm wakes you up in the morning, is it hard for you to get up right away? Do you find yourself hitting the snooze button and going right back to sleep?

That used to be part of my daily awakening ritual too. When my alarm would blare its infernal noise, I’d turn the damned thing off right away. Then under the cloak of that early morning brain fog, I’d slowly ponder whether or not I should actually get up: Continue reading »

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