Thesis Pending #7: Student Mental Health (

welcome back to thesis pending this is week 7 yeah so this week has not been the best having had two weeks of being very productive it’s yeah I wasn’t very well of star this week has some personal stuff happen as well it’s all just been a bit yeah I have not had any time this week to do any work which is less than ideal probably also noticed there hasn’t been another video since the previously suspending I normally do something in between I’ve just I just not I’ve not had the energy all the time so one of those weeks but since it is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and mental health awareness month I believe in the u.s. because you go do it bigger and better how many so as I’m sure most of you know I had a pretty bad mental health time last year I ended up taking three months off from my PhD to get my brain back on track basically I needed a break it was a case of severe stress burnout resulting in anxiety which got to the point where I couldn’t leave the house on my own without the thought of that giving me a bit of a panic attack so yeah it wasn’t great so the exact things that led to me developing that I covered that in my slightly tongue-in-cheek video how to ruin your mental health as a PhD in which you also probably seen because I plugged the hell out that videos I’m very proud of it so there’ll be a card up here to click on for that those are all the things that I did there was some minor other things as well but that’s all of stuff to do with my PhD the major things that resulted in be developing rebab stress leading to MIT so I say go watch that and don’t do those things there we go drop down great the problem with discussing mental health is that I don’t want to come across as someone who’s telling you what to do I don’t want to give advice on how to deal with mental health because I’m not a professional I can tell you what I’ve done that work for me but that doesn’t mean it works for you and I can give general vague advice which you can find anywhere so rather than telling you what to do which obviously should start with seeking help from a professional or talking to your friends and family about it because talking is good and but I was not not gonna say anything so I’m just going to talk about my experience of like yeah how that happened so really everything kind of just went wrong for me in my second year of uni when I wasn’t really engaging with what I was doing anymore I started to lose interest I’m still not enamored with my subject anymore I think the problem will appear she is how long it is four years of working on one project and if it’s not something you definitely want to dedicate your entire life to you’re probably going to start losing interest midway through and that is what happened to me and I didn’t just talk to anybody about how stressed I was and how I didn’t feel like I was doing enough even though looking back I clearly was at the time it felt like everyone was working harder than me so I had to push myself even harder which resulted in me getting very stressed burning out and then getting frustrated that I wasn’t able to keep up that pace I happens to a lot of post-grad students we’ve put so much pressure on ourselves and the majority of post-grad students develop symptoms or actually develop a condition of mental health at some point during their study the majority it’s not a handful of people it’s over half like I will link some studies and articles they’ve talked about this but it is it’s really bad I’ve always been in very male-dominated environments I studied physics and then I studied a technical geography course and now I’m doing a technical geography PhD and although there are other female PhD students the staff who I interact with that all men and it because of that although I know the whole thing of men not having feelings and not showing what there’s you know all that I know it’s not true but it seeks in it seeped in and I felt like I couldn’t show weakness I didn’t want to be the emotional woman who isn’t able to handle the pressure so I didn’t talk about it I didn’t tell my supervisor though I was struggling and I just kept everything bottled up and that resulted in me having and pretty much a mental breakdown whilst on the Skype chat with my supervisors with me in floods of tears and they were really great about it you know because they’re people and they care and I think we forget that we see our supervisors as this authority figure who you know yes and instructs for some what to do but they’re also there to look after us in the weird way you know within a few weeks I had suspended my studies for a few months and everything was good I took the time off that I needed and although it wasn’t a cure like obviously I’m still struggling but I’m no waning on the scale that I was and things are a lot better and it’s manageable because for me it is so linked to my research as long as I don’t overwhelm myself with work and I don’t put too much pressure on myself I do okay so I can kind of self manage everything now when I feel myself getting worse I can take a day off and then go back the next day and be alright rather than let it build to the point where I needed three months so things are under control but you know until I finish my PhD the cause of it is going to be there which is the frustrating thing so I don’t want anyone worried about me honestly I’m doing all right I’m I am managing I have great friends and family who are very supportive it’s all good and yeah I’m doing fine but if you were struggling and you’re not talking to anyone about it I would really really recommend doing it because it is scary to open up but people are generally nice and they’re not going to judge you for it if you would be interested in some tips about the things that I do to handle my anxiety like I can’t make a video about that but I am a little bit hesitant because yeah I don’t want to go giving out advice and making people feel like this is going to make the feel better and if it doesn’t work for them and they’ll feel worse about that and I just you know I don’t want to make anyone feel worse thanks so much for watching I’ll see you next week

How To Present an Oral Book Report

title it Hartley whatever you do your report make sure you mention your title for the book and artha they wrote the book you also want to mention the Satan we need to book take place what time it was it was in the past women in the president origin the main characters I don’t want to know about any other little side characters that are in the story I can care less about that just discuss the main characters on the top of the story and discuss their behaviors what they look like what type of attitude today count towards other characters you know little things like this discuss the plot whenever you discuss in a plot just briefly give a summary of what happened in the story what happened in the beginning the middle and at the end of the story your conclusion should be things that you build by the story like do you think the story was good certain characteristics of a character that you may have liked you can also discuss other things that are author or whoever wrote the book is it like the book and series is it a series of books they go along with them so how to present your own importance your body language your body language is very very important when you’re standing in front of an audience giving a report you want to make sure that you’re making eye contact with your audience you also want to make sure that your hand gestures are in control you don’t want to have your hands in your pockets because really that’s not professional and even though you guys are third graders you want to go ahead and deal now because later on in life we won’t even have to worry about those diaper things so make sure your hands are to the side making sure you’re making eye contact with your head side to side making sure that you’re engaging everyone that’s in your articles your voice you want to speak about them you don’t want to present your book before it talking about us you know and talk at all like you want to make sure that you project your voice telling everyone in the classroom can hear what you’re talking about my favorite thing about voice is being confident whenever you’re discussing on with your book report you want to make sure that you’re discussing it with confidence and to build that confidence you want to read your book multiple times mean you want to make sure that you know you’re both inside and out that’s how you’re gonna build your confidence and also you’re going to be a little timid whenever you come up here and present your book important but that’s okay I was timid when I was showing with we’re going to go ahead and work on this and you’re not the only one that’s going to be a little shy but we’re going to build their confidence together and vary your voice you want to make sure that you’re not talking in monotone you don’t want to be talking all door and then putting your audience to sleep that’s not fun that’s not engage so you want to make sure that your voice is hit some of the high points it is one of those points you know basically talking as if you were talking in the conversation think about it that way also it’s okay to make notes learning up you guys making notes for your book reports and your note should not contain any sentences it should only contain highlight points of things that you want to discuss about and your your presentation no citizens are allowed at all alright so now we’re going to give some practice and we’re going to stand up and front of the class and we’re going to tell the class about our family members so this is going to be a good practice to get you get you in front of the classroom and having you prepared for when it’s time to give your own report so let’s start with SC so so I have my hand right here Cory would you like to come in front of the class and show the class how to properly give a presentation yours right all right I live with my mother I have two brothers and one sister and stop right there could you please remove your hands out of your pockets it shouldn’t last how to properly okay all right stop right there I don’t think your classmates in the back can hear you okay you’re projecting voice a little bit more you got it I have 50 I live with my mommy I have two brothers and one sister one of my brother’s is in the Air Force and my sister is a captain in the army I get to see them a lot on the holidays and me and my brother we love playing sports and we like playing video games together all right thank you for that great great I want to tell you one thing I did fix your hand motions well I did fix your hands because you had your hands in your pockets but if you take your hands out of your pockets which is good you started out with your voice being in though but you eventually but the projectile is a little bit louder your voice was a monotone but I could tell that you were thinking about what you wanted to say and was coming out the things that you were saying we’re pretty good well whenever you do your report go ahead and kind of premeditate about what you want to talk about so that way your fluency of your worries okay all right thank you all right so can I have another volunteer anyone else all right clean come up we come to the class and tell the class about your family remember what I told Cory so don’t make the same mistakes as Cory all right all right go ahead all right our daily this is the stuff really really quickly I know there’s something that you’re doing here the movement side to side I can tell you to love a shot oh we’re gonna work on that okay so what I want you to do is stand still I would like for you to make eye contact with your audience and that’s okay let’s try to let’s try this again class into bed can anyone here clean I don’t think so so what do you think claim should do we can’t speak up exactly so let’s try it again that’s this let’s talk loud enough slowly your classmates in the back of the classroom you alright my name is Corning and I live in Columbia with my mom and my dad I have an older brother and an older sister they’re both waiting order give me brother is engineer and my sister is a lawyer and she lives and they met at Georgia and all my family we love each other and we love watching sports together good don’t you guys think lame did a lot

Write a Great paper & Get It Published in a Research Journal

Salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu in a very good afternoon yama varriya professor doctors elephant are still being operated school quadrature chimera normal medicine chief librarian UTM library ladies and gentlemen we are truly fortunate today because we did not expect that we have received very very overwhelming response from everyone so thank you for your participation and thank you for coming so today we have earth means your dream time or you can call the Miss B ok al she’s from Elsevier and she will be our presenter today so without further ado may I invite miss D to deliver this talk thank you hello everybody good afternoon I’m truly honored to be matched here as UTM by such an enormous prize and I don’t think I’ve ever presented to so many people actually so thank you very much for coming it’s truly an honor and a pleasure to be here and to everybody for us and kale hi it’s it’s really lovely remember such a nice welcome just to tell you a little bit about myself what everybody is still coming in and I’m a publisher in Amsterdam and I work in environmental sciences so I manage seven journals on environmental toxicology and environmental chemistry I don’t know if there’s anybody here who’s from environmental sciences really okay well I’ve worked with them Elsevier for the last 13 years in various publishing roads I’ve worked in life sciences and Social Sciences Oh Sciences so what a broad overview of both the journals and all the different publishing disciplines and today I’ll be talking a little bit about the publishing process in addition to the peer-review process how to structure a paper so when you start to rush and start to publish how you should go about doing that and very importantly how you should go about finding the right journal to publish your work in and lastly we’ll finish by giving you some tips publishing ethics and what’s allowed and what’s not allowed in the world of publishing and I just want to mention before we start if anybody has any questions will you just wake up me please and we can try and make this as interactive as possible if anybody is on welcome please feel free to intercept at any stage because it’s 20 long presentation I have a lot of slides go through and we can have Q&A; at the end if you wish but feel free to raise your hands and ask any questions during the course of the presentation if you like to spark some discussion so I’ve just mentioned too in brief what the outline of our talk will be today so without further ado I’ll continue with it so you may be familiar with the publishing cycle and this is pretty much how we play a central part in the process so as a publisher we facilitate a system where you submit all your papers and we ensure that there are editors on the journals and who are as cheese in their fields in order to manage the peer review process to make sure that your your paper gets a go to review that’s helpful to you but also it’s a it’s a stamp it’s a certification of validity in terms of the content we make sure that your article is structured and prepares in to hurry to performance and swiftly right through the production systems we published as quick as possible then your ours was finally published on its dissemination so we ensure that there’s a system in place where your article can be found and will always be present and in the correct and updated for us and around all of this there’s a number of different developments that have been going on in the last couple of years with all of the electronic developments and you have seen for example this we’ve moved very much to for print to online and we’ve been enhancing how we reach the article online so it feels up for example for science directions to a similar one for surface to ensure that wherever you are and whatever you’re doing you can access your paper or your colleagues papers or your peers papers so publishing over the last five six seven years it’s undergone quite a radical change in how things have been done and you know some of the more established academics may remember years ago going to a conference and trying to find an editor of a journal and taking three copies of your paper with you hoping that the edge are there would be able to find three reviewers to review your paper and you pop it in the mail and every day you’d be looking at a post to see how something coming back from the journal editor publisher and will take a long time to get published these days is much quicker depending on discipline earring but the average time instead of wasting the year or two is really a month or two the format of the article and how its read online has also changed the accessibility to research is much better than it was because there’s no more print everything is online and it’s readily available for you to find in addition to how you find the content we’ve made a lot of developments and how you use the content and by finding one article we help you to find related reading materials so that you don’t have to spend you’re applying yourself looking through all of the research articles in your area and there’s also been a lot of developments in terms of data and how we support the implementation of data into the article and the supplementary data that you might want to add to your article is relevant for others some journals and the publishers now are actually asking for your data and when you’re submitting your article and that hasn’t really made much progress — but I think it will over the next coming years I’ll discuss a little bit later and some of the peer review process in a little bit more detail but touching on trends and publishing and how we have been looking at these trends over the last couple years I just wanted to give you some information on that and a lot of the developments that we’ve made have been but through collaboration with all of you so we’ve been talking to our researchers and sending out surveys and hearing from our users which are you how you want the worth of publishing to develop and tied into mass via for example over the years ago we’ve done a few peer review grad challenges or we’ve opened the floor for ideas and any good ideas that came through there were voted upon and we’ve tried to implement them we’ve also been listening to how much time it takes you to submit an article and what the pain points are of our authors and reviewers and we developed your paper you’re away a number of years ago where we eliminated formatting and referencing requirements so a couple years going to provide for authors and you would spend a long time formatting your article to