For all the new Research Students – Unwritten Rules to remember about Research ;)

  1. Research cannot be rushed. Rush = failure.
  2. Research is a game of give and take.

You will have to do work on projects that you don’t like, in order to please the tutor and in order to pass. They hold the key. If they are happy with your work, they’ll unconsciously make your path a little easier.

  1. You will loose.

You will not be able to get just your own research work done only without doing some work for the boss. They will always make sure they get something from you. It’s what it’s all about.

  1. Because of the nature of research (see rules 1 & 2) make the best of it.

If you don’t or can’t you will only be miserable. If you are miserable you will try to rush, and Rush = Failure. Therefore, relax, accept rules 1-2, and make the best of it.

  1. Research cannot be rushed. Rush = failure.
  2. NOBODY gets research done in under the minimum time allowed.
  3. Read rule 5 again, OUT LOUD!
  4. Anyone who contradicts rule 5 or expects to ignore rule 5 is lying or cheating.
  5. Research cannot be rushed. Rush = failure.
  6. If you don’t like something, you shouldn’t be doing it. If you are doing something you don’t like you are not good at it. Accepting this is the key to happiness. Doing things you don’t like only set a precedence, you will constantly be doing things you don’t like, you will constantly be unhappy.
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