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Lucie de Beauchamp
Hey supervisors: don't you EVER underestimate the power of a "this is great" "well done" "you're going to do great". Academia is almost designed to make you feel out of place (hey imposter syndrome), so a little thumbs up from you can mean the world to us.
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Rachel Donaghey Aug 4
Replying to @lu_debeauchamp
I can relate to this so much! After moving to a new research group I found just a little bit of feedback and praise made the world of difference to my mood and work satisfaction!
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MarieSoleil Cloutier Aug 4
I am doing it, and sometimes, I can see in my students’ eyes that they don’t believe me, so we need to repeat it often 😀
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Elizabeth Schmitt Aug 4
THIS! grateful for and for being kickass at this.
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Lucie de Beauchamp Aug 4
In the name of us all: keep it up! :)
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The Academic Designer Aug 4
Yes! Totally agree. But also, that shouldn't be the only thing said. Everything has room for improvement. :This is great" is best when it points to specific areas, but also has some advice as well. ❤
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Lucie de Beauchamp Aug 4
Replying to @lu_debeauchamp
This tweet is doing the rounds a little, so please communicate with your supervisor/PhD student regularly, take care of your mental and physical health, stay hydrated, get some natural light on your face and good job on making it this far 💕
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Lucie de Beauchamp Aug 4
Yes I definitely agree. I do think ever now and then a "this is great work" on its own is great for morale. And then maybe the following week some real, specific feedback on how to improve this or that, because it lets you know they care and do want to help :)
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Trenton M. Haltom Aug 4
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Abu Abdur Rahman Aug 4
What motivated me was competition. I always thought if u can do it so can I. That's what got me through basic training and just about every other endeavor. If u were successful I can be. Here I come.
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Candice C. Robinson Aug 4
I think thats a great strategy for some people, while for others that type of competition can be anxiety inducing, like "if you did it in x years, why cant I?"...we just have to be mindful the competition doesnt become unhealthy
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Lucie de Beauchamp Aug 5
I agree, we're all motivated by different things. I also tend to be really motivated by challenges. However, I see SO many discouraged PhD students around me because they literally never get positive feedback that I think it'd be good if PIs could try it more often
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Caroline Gauchotte-L 👩🏻🎓⚗️💊🚽 Aug 5
Replying to @lu_debeauchamp
So am I interested in this. This is something I do as a supervisor a lot (and as a lecturer) because I believe in it. It seems however that the downside is that when I make a criticism it's almost like a betrayal and students often argue back.
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Michael J Wise Aug 5
Replying to @lu_debeauchamp
Totally agree, but there is a larger message. What you are suggesting is and applies to management generally. If someone as done a good job, why not say so?
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Alvin Tran Aug 5
Replying to @lu_debeauchamp
Agreed! Thank goodness my committee was like this! They helped me survive a rigorous program!
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Robertus Magnus Aug 5
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I think this could apply to work life in general. Sometimes I feel as though we have developed a culture where we feel the nees to always be critical ( of others' work) in order to be considered smart.
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🧠🔬Oné R. Pagán, PhD 🧪🧠 Aug 5
Replying to @lu_debeauchamp
Absolutely right, Doctor. Thanks for the post!
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