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Three Qualities of Successful PhD Students

This is a blog article written by Matthew Might, an Associate Professor at the University of Utah. It is certainly worth reading if you are doing, or particularly if you are thinking of doing a PhD.

Professor Might provides some valuable insights into the qualities needed to be successful PhD student. This includes the claim, which may be surprising to some, but is a claim that resonates with my experience, that you don’t need to be smart to complete a PhD. Of course, you do need to be smart enough, but it only takes a competent scholar, rather than a brilliant one, to complete a PhD. Rather than a brilliant mind, the three most important qualities identified by Professor Might are: perseverance, tenacity and cogency.

To read more, and find out why these qualities are so important, you may read his article by clicking on this link.

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