If you clicked on this blog because you’re guilty of procrastinating something important, then I’m here to tell you: stop. Go away. Go do the thing. And come back afterwards as a reward if you like. …. Still here? Alright. Let’s go. Fun fact: I am writing this blog to procrastinate reading a lovely little… Read More 3 Ways to make procrastination useful (and some tips!)
What really are anti-oxidants and why are they important? Why might aspirin help you survive a heart attack? Why do you smell like nail polish remover if your diabetes goes dangerously untreated? Read on (or scroll to the very end) to find out. The biochemistry course we just took helped us answer these questions, and… Read More A biochemistry course review
Recently, master’s and bachelor’s students started their degree projects. Some of us are abroad while others stayed in Stockholm. I am currently working on childhood cancer, neuroblastoma with a fantastic research group at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, KI. During my bachelor’s degree project, I encountered difficulties with writing my thesis. *procrastinator alert* I wish I… Read More 5 Tips and tricks for writing your master’s thesis
As scientists, we are more invested in exploring our research to gain a deeper understanding of the field. You are a specialist and tend to use complex terms to explain your findings to your neighboring researchers. Nevertheless, it is quite important to reach this valuable knowledge to the general public. Translating complicated theories into terms and ideas the… Read More How to communicate science to the public
Karolinska Institutet (KI) offer 9 master programmes and all require you to fill in a programme specific CV form. It is a crucial part of your masters application and is also the one that consumes the most time! TO CLARIFY: I’m not allowed to give too much insights about the admission process or how to… Read More How to ace your CV form and statement of intent!
Your departure day is imminent and soon you will start your new life here in Stockholm. You start making plans and checklists. In doing that, you gathered pre-arrival information, more and more every day, until you find yourself surrounded by too much information that you don’t know where to start. It’s good if you don’t… Read More Four tips on how to not be overwhelmed with pre-arrival information
How bad is the student housing situation in Stockholm? How do you increase your odds of getting an offer through KI Housing? What can you do while you wait for the reply from KI housing? What to do in case all of the above fails? What worked for me? How bad is the student housing situation in Stockholm?… Read More Accommodation hunting in Stockholm – tips to come out victorious
Scientific writing has many rules, one could say it is almost like an algorithm. Well, some people did look at it as algorithms and 0-1 codes and came up with tools to aid scientists or generally people in the academia with writing. I will now list a few sites I have found helpful when trying… Read More Lost for words? Here are 15 sites to help you improve and accelerate your scientific writing!
Just realized that you will be taking an online course at some point of your program? Googling didn’t answer your questions? In front of you lies the opportunity to explore the world of online courses through the eyes of a fellow first-time online course student. I will be sharing reflections of my experience as well as… Read More Tips for navigating your way through an online course
I have really been enjoying working on my master’s thesis. It’s only been a few weeks since we started, but I wanted to share some tips that have really helped me make progress on it so far: Set an ambitious, but realistic time plan: This is my number one piece of advice. I keep a detailed thesis plan in Trello.… Read More 5 foolproof tips for completing your master’s thesis on time