Testimonials

Rachael,  PhD Student- Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Institute of Nanoltechnologies

​THE COURSE has saved me from wasting invaluable time and energy

​ After completing the training, Dealing with scientific literature: efficient reading and good note taking habits with Martha, I can honestly say that the quality of my day-to-day work as a PhD student has improved.
This course was a game changer! I am so much more efficient in reading, setting realistic goals, and finding the important sections of the text!
It has saved me from wasting invaluable time and energy. I think that at the end of my PhD, I will still say the most important decision I made during my research was to enroll in this course! 

ILIAS, PhD student in Biomass Combustion, Rabat, Morocco 

I feel now more than satisfIED about my efficiency in reading MY scientific papers

 In 5 days I learned a lot of tips and methods that helped me to organize and clarify my work, and I feel now more than satisfied about my efficiency in reading my scientific papers, it is really a very interesting course, I recommend it for all the PhD students, 5 days can make you feel the difference and helps you to make your work strategy more efficient.   Read more...                                                                                                                                                                 

​Qendresa,  PhD student in Anthropology, Lyon

now I can get the best out of myself

Her workshop was very useful and of high quality (even though Martha seemed to be really humble) I learned different reading techniques, and lots of other ideas how to make the best for my PhD. It makes you aware of your working habits so you learn to become more reflective and work cleverly.I found her knowledge to be the most useful one I’ve learned in the university. I feel that now I can get the best out of myself, work effectively and also studying and researching becomes a pleasurable experience. Read more...                                                                                                                                                                        



Meriem, PhD student in Mining Environment, Rabat, Morocco

​ ​I was in a dark tunnel and she gave me a torch to walk forward

If you are a PhD student, this workshop is for you. While taking this course, you will not only acquire techniques to deal with scientific literature, but you will also learn some tips that will become helpful in your academic career.Last but no least, I would like to thank Ms Martha for giving us the opportunity to improve our reading skills. It’s like I was in a dark tunnel and she gave me a torch to walk forward. I’ve really enjoyed the experience. Wish you all the best. Read more...                                                                                                                                                                        

Lesia, PhD in Biophysics, University of Strasbourg

Martha is like a “magician” that can read the mind of A PhD student

I highly recommend PhD students to join this course. Yes, you need some time to do it, and PhD students never have time, but if you are reading my text till this point, means you can find time to do this course, it’s worth it! You will see how later you will save your time thanks to tips and tricks learnt during this course. Particularly I liked the way how Martha gives her exercises. She is like a “magician” that can read the mind of PhD student. While giving some task she said directly what we should not do and what we should not think. And it was exactly what PhD students have in their mind in that moment. At least me I had, and some others based on their Facebook feedbacks. Afraid to lose important information, reading several times the same article trying to understand it, losing motivation while reading. This course is for you!   Read more...                                                                                                                                                                 

​Aziz RACHID, ​Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering and​ 2nd year PhD student at Ibn Tofail University of Kenitra, Morocco


​  ​A GREAT SERVICE TO DOCTORAL STUDENTS

I followed with great enthusiasm your course during the five days. I find it very interesting and very useful. I admit that you have a great educational touch. Thanks to this course, you will be able to render a great service to doctoral students from all over the world, the majority of whom have difficulties to reorganize their reading and scientific research.
I can not find the words to thank you for all your efforts. You are very helpful, thank you so much dear MARTHA.

​Naji Salah-Eddine Phd student in Finance , Casablanca, Morocco

​To end the loneliness, try this revolutionary experience

In fact, Ms Marta is the captain that governs the ship until destination. The way she simplified the methods gives me a glimmer of hope. In fact, using those methods lead to gains in time, efforts and allow you to make progress. This experience is a unique opportunity to get academic tools that will be useful in a number of ways.      Read more...                                                                                                                                                                  



Marcela Contreras Cruz, 1st year PhD student in Management , University of Montpellier

boosting my reading skills also boosts my writing skills!

I was very surprised and glad with the result from the second day exercise (recalling information). I have realized many things. First, I had lacked confidence in myself to recall information from my readings and use it in writing. In this exercise, I followed the instructions and didn't look at my notes from the previous one. As a result i got 392 words written in the 1st ten minutes and 397 in the 2nd, for a total of 789 words in only 20 minutes of work! It's definitely more than I have accomplished in a regular day of work at the office! So my second discovery was that boosting my reading skills also boosts my writing skills