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Wednesday Question Bonanza

PhD Balance's Wednesday Questions Bonanza is a regular series run by PhD Balance.


Each month there is a set topic relating to life in grad school and academia.


All questions are submitted by current grad students and asked anonymously over the Wednesdays of each month!

The questions along with the most popular and helpful answers are collated and listed below by topic.

**The Answers contained in these documents are crowd-sourced from graduate students and academics and do not reflect peer-reviewed literature, or the views of PhD Balance.

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February 2021 -

Literature Reviews

Literature Reviews - We all have to do them but there are so many different types and they can be tedious!


Check out this month's questions and answers! 

Literature Review Answers

(To be uploaded soon)

Open Books

January 2021 -

Grad School Interviews

Grad School Interviews can seem so daunting.


How do they work?

What do the interviewers expect and how many of them will there be?

Grad School Interviews Answers (Click icon to download)

Also, check out our Grad Chat episode on Grad School Interviews

Image by Josh Appel

November 2020 -

Applying For Grants

Grants - they make the academic world go around. 

Applying For Grants Answers

(Click icon to download)

Curriculum Vitae

October 2020 -

Academic CVs

Academic CVs are so different from industry CVs and resumes but we are judges so harshly if we get them wrong. What can I even put on an academic CV?

Academic CVs Answers

(To be uploaded soon)

September 2020 - Peer-Reviewed Publishing

Peer-Reviewed Publishing 

Peer-Reviewed Publishing Answers

(Click icon to download)

Image by Dan Counsell

August 2020 -

Applying To Grad School

Applying to Grad School can be so daunting.... 

Apply To Grad School Answers

(Click icon to download)

Graduates Holding Diplomas
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