How can a post-graduate student be successful?

  • nocityforlive
    University: Fudan University
    Nationality: China
    January 4, 2021 at 2:24 am

    According to the data from, the amount of post-graduate students is increasing every year. Hence, how to stand out from this large number of groups becomes more important because it is related to future work and development. Unlike lives in undergraduate, students in the post-graduate period may pay more attention to the academic research to pick their own “fruit” in the orchard of the corresponding academic field. To achieve this goal, it might suggest that post-graduate students should continuously improve their research capabilities. Solid basic skills, agile adaptability and the right mentality are indispensable elements for being a successful graduate student.

    Solid basic skills are the foundation of reaching the goal of academic researches.  In the post-graduate period, each research field will be further subdivided, and specific issues need to be studied. Therefore, solid basic skills mean a lower cost of time during someone’s research. Because of the adequate familiarity of your professional field and the proficiency of practical operations, the way of further researches will be paved smoothly. So we need to read more documents and perform more practical operations in regular times to consolidate our basic skills continuously.

    Agile adaptability is also an indispensable capability. When someone faces a frontier issue in his/her professional field, he/she may often encounter endless obstacles. For example, there is a problem we cannot figure out by existing methods, what measures should he/she choose? To modify the research objective, or choose another way trying to figure it out? These need to be considered according to the actual situation. A qualified scientific researcher, he/she can make neither split hairs nor can he avoid it directly when encountering difficulties. Only by making the right strain at the right time can the research work go on and get closer and closer to the final “fruit”.

    Finally, the right mentality is the best partner to step on the academic road.The right mentality can keep us rational and face problems with an optimistic attitude. In fact, the process of consolidating basic skills is often long and tedious, requiring us to read much literature and constantly repeat operations. When we encounter problems, setbacks often make us anxious and even doubt our abilities. At this time, we need to tell ourselves that the road to the end is often dark and rugged. Before seeing the light, we need to be patient, or bypass obstacles, or climb the peak,  and then walk forward, step by step. The right mentality will make us always full of strength and overcome obstacles.

    In conclusion, working scientific research hard can help post-graduate students succeed because they achieve academic results and exercise themselves in the process. Being responsible for our post-graduate career means being responsible for our own life. If we try our best without success, it does not matter, and it is a valuable experience for the future. However, if we give up our efforts, this period of life will be worthless even we can graduate successfully.

    January 10, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Score: 50.9


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