Top 5 Time Management Strategies for PhD Candidates

The stress level is always on the peak if you are a PhD candidate, but time management plays a vital role to give your stress and jitters a break. The productivity improves exponentially if you manage your time. Being a doctral student, it is obvious for you to engage in many tasks such as preparing the proposal, editing the draft, reviewing the submission and many more. The primary concern is, how to manage your time effectively having a jumble of work in your hand? Here are some productive tools and strategies that every PhD candidate should follow:

 1) EndNote:

Being a research candidate, you have to work on many research papers and the most important is your thesis. In your research papers and thesis, you need to mention the references as well, which is the critical part of any research writing. 'EndNote' is here to serve you with its incredible capability of managing bibliographies and references. There are several ways to add a reference to a library: manually, exporting, importing, copying from another EndNote library, connecting from EndNote. It enables the user to select multiple citations and saves the user from having to manually enter the citation information and the abstracts.

2) Grammarly:

While writing your thesis, you need someone to proofread your manuscript but finding that suitable person isn't a cup of tea. This time-consuming yet important part of your thesis has to be done on right time. 'Grammarly' can help you in that case. 'Grammarly' is an automated online proofreader, which checks for spelling and grammar and saves a lot of your time. Using 'Grammarly' is quite simple, all you need to do is copy and paste your english text into the Grammarly editor, and it starts proofreading.

3) Review & Editing Services:

Lack of time is the main concern of every PhD student. To produce effective results in less time, you can take help from professional consultants who provide complete guidance on your research, review and edit your manuscript. You can opt for professional thesis editing at any stage of your thesis to save your time and efforts.


You spend a lot of time in reading the research paper, literature review and formatting the citation in your research writings but now 'Mendeley' can do it for you. It's easy to use and syncs with everything to the cloud and between computers. For using 'Mendeley', all you have to do is download the PDFs of the research papers you want to read. Now, put these papers in 'Mendeley'. It annotates all the titles, authors and other useful information and syncs it to the cloud and other devices. Now, when you start writing your paper, the Microsoft word or open office allows you to insert the citations in the correct format for the journal you want to publish in.

5) Statistician & Scientific Consultation:

There comes the time when you feel helpless and stuck in some statistics or scientific problem and seek help. In that case, you can consult the professional statistician and experts who can guide you through this. There are various consultation services available for that where you can submit your query and get the required consultation and help. No hassle at all.

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