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7 steps to plan an effective meeting with your supervisor

What will you learn?

  1. The importance of having a good working relationship with your supervisor
  2. Various obstacles in getting your work done and your paper published
  3. Multiple case studies to see how others resolved similar problems
  4. Communication mistakes to avoid so you can work better and publish faster


Course Description

Are you frustrated by how slow your co-authors or collaborators are in getting back to you? Are you wondering whether your paper will ever get published? Do you find it difficult to have tough conversations or communicate your ideas over email or on the phone? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, this course is perfect for you!

This advanced course by Dr. Dora Farkas explains why effective communication is essential to make progress on research and to publish papers. Apart from the seven key steps to planning an effective meeting with your supervisor, you will also learn how to graciously handle tough conversations and avoid mistakes that can hamper your research career. The lectures include multiple case studies, based on true stories of researchers who overcame communication challenges to get their work published. These case studies are illustrated in training videos, accompanied by training guides as well as worksheets, and showcase key principles that can be applied to your own situation.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Why it is important to plan meetings with your supervisor in advance

Lecture 2: 7 Steps to plan meetings effectively with your supervisor

Lecture 3: Common communication mistakes to avoid in academic research

Lecture 4: Answering common questions about planning meetings and communicating with your supervisor


Your Instructor


Dora Farkas, Ph.D.
Dora Farkas, Ph.D.

Dora Farkas received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Biological Engineering. She is the Founder of the Finish Your Thesis Academy and has helped thousands of students to finish their PhDs since 2009.


Course Curriculum


  7 steps to plan an effective meeting with your supervisor
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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