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Is it okay to view my recommendation letter once I've been accepted at a college?

I had a really reputable person write me a recommendation letter for colleges. He told me that he wrote the best recommendation letter in his life. He told me that the recommendation letter hints that ...
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What words to describe “revisions” and “resubmission” to distinguish revise and resubmit versus submission to new journal following rejection?

This question was motivated by a desire to have a clean set of terms to describe the life cycle of a manuscript from draft to publication. I could say: I am "revising" my paper and ...
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converting word document with mathtype and endnote into latex

We have written a very long document in word with about ~300 mathtype equations and ~200 references. What would be the most efficient way if we want to convert this document into Latex? Thank you.
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Motivation for getting good grades in graduate school

Okay so in grade school,in high school and also in college, long face from parents would scare me, so it would in most part act as an extra motivator for me to get good grades. In grad school though, ...
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What to do when reviewer of conference submission provides very negative ratings and provides almost no comments?

I submitted a paper to an international conference and some strange things happened along the way. First, the reviews did not meet the date in which they were supposed to be send to the authors. After ...
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Is it okay to give a gift to my research mentor who happens to be the dean?

I'm about to graduate and would like to give my research mentor a book as a gift. It is common in my institute (which is in the US) to give professors gifts as students graduate. However, the problem ...
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How to properly use a picture from a US patent?

I'd like to put a figure from a US patent in a paper, only for reference purpose. Do I need to ask permission to do that besides simply cite it?
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How to find partial derivatives of this function? [migrated]

Suppose u = sin (( x sin^-1 (y)) Find du/dx, du/dy, d^2u/dx^2, d^2u/dy^2 and d^2u/dxdy I think you have to use chain rule. I'm a bit confused as the solution given doesn't explain the process, it ...
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Where can I publish corrigenda for a conference paper?

I am wondering where I should publish a corrigendum. The paper, which has some wrong numbers in it (nothing major but it still is not correct), has been published in conference proceedings. I don't ...
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Passing undergraduate with nonsubmission [on hold]

I'm doing a course in Chester and I'm wondering if I can still pass my undergrad year with a non submission? btw this would be one assignment in one module that I would be missing out on... Cheers ...
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How to reference a work that I refer to on multiple occasions?

If I have taken an idea or quote from somewhere I will of course reference it properly. However my question is every time I mention someone e.g 'Joe Bloggs said..." do I need to reference every time ...
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Publishing with a master's degree and no academic affiliation? [duplicate]

Currently I am finishing a master's degree in linguistics. I was accepted for a Ph.D at my university, but I decided not to do it in the end. I love my research and my field, but I don't see myself as ...
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Author without institutional or professional affiliation

He is the case: An author has made substantial contribution while not been related to any institutional or professional affiliation. The question is: Is it okay for this author to include his ...
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Master studies for maritime [on hold]

i did my bachelors on petrochemical technology in India.i want to work for a maritime or in a ship career.is that my bachelors qualification is eligible for that or i supposed to do master .if masters ...
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In performing a comparison, how can I get authors to actually respond to a request for source code?

I'm doing my PhD in computer science and am working in computer vision. I have come up with an algorithm that my supervisors consider to be promising and publishable. It took me a long time to get ...
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If transitioning into academic position, should I buy my PhD graduation cap and gown?

My graduation ceremony is coming up in a few months, and I have the option of buying or renting a graduation cap and gown. I will be starting an assistant professor job this year, so I suspect (but ...
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Etiquette of introducing yourself to a professor

I am writing my master thesis at a university in Germany. I am looking into universities and institutes where I could carry out a PhD. One of the possibilities I have been looking into is a group at ...
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Email affiliation for an undergraduate student with a complex university address

Imagine I'm doing research on my own, and studying at a university. I publish this research, get accepted, and now I have to provide my affiliation. I have no problems of course using my university ...
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Names in my language used in publications are inconsistant. Should I worry about it?

In my language, names have different order to Western names, and they have a lot of diacritics. To make it less confused and easier to use for international work, we usually "transliterate" it to a ...
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Why is it an explanation, not argument [on hold]

Example 7: In my opinion, the reason that animals do not feel pain is that animals don't have souls . Rap: This example combines some features already discussed. Do not be mislead by the phrase "in ...
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Does it make sense to list Ph.D.-level coursework in industry-focused CV?

I recently defended my Ph.D. dissertation (Information Systems) and now it's time to apply for some positions. While I would love to stay in academia, my current highest priority is to find a good job ...
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What qualifications are required to teach undergrads at college level in the United States?

I have a Masters Degree in Computer Science from India. I have been working in IT sector from last 10 years From last 5 years I am working in US I am very much interested in Teaching ...
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Getting to assist in the course of your choice during TAship

I am an incoming Graduate Student on a TAship. I have completed the course in my undergraduation and am currently working on a project in the same area. I wish to know what else can be done to ...
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What is done in a workshop? How does it differ from an academic conference?

I have researched some, but I still don't know what is carried out in workshops. What activities are arranged? What are they difference from conferences?
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How many and which references to own publications should be included in a research statement for post doc position?

I am composing my research statement for post doc applications in Astrophysics/Cosmology. I found that if I cite all the work associated with my work, then the references itself are taking around 2.5 ...
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Do I have to prove all the theorems I mention in my paper?

I am writing a paper on a big theorem in Algebra. But in order to supply as many proofs as I find interesting, I have to mention the theorems used to prove this Big Theorem. Do I have to include all ...
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After what period of time does a PhD position count towards the two possible attempts in Germany?

I am not sure if this holds true everywhere, but here in Germany you only get two attemps at getting your PhD. I am currently wondering at which point it counts towards those two attempts. If I were ...
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Part-Time PhD in the UK? How does this work?

I'm from the US but I work as an engineer in the UK. In the US, part-time engineering PhD students at high-profile universities are possible, but rare and usually limited to special cases. In the ...
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Why are some research papers scanned with OCR instead of actual PDF?

I have some research papers in PDF format that are actually scanned (and then OCRed) instead of being the original PDF. Some are so badly created that text cannot be properly searched inside. For ...
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Finding job after graduate from 4 years college [on hold]

I am planing my future and I need some advices. I am a last year student in electronics and communication engineering department. The lecture language is english in my university in Turkey. My aim is ...
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Is it possible that a school only has one student enrolled in a particular undergraduate degree program?

Suppose that a certain school is very popular for its computer courses, but its non-computer related courses are virtually unknown. Is it possible for that school to have only one or few students ...
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Vague paper submission guidelines - can I use double column if not specified?

I'm writing a paper for an upcoming congress and there are no author guidelines except for: "... Articles must be single-spaced, with figures and tables included... References should be double-spaced ...
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How to search web for patents only?

How can a search be made at google-scholars, Scopus etc for only patents? I want to search patents on a given topic or a set of keywords, but the results mostly include papers. Where I have to scan ...
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Grading term papers and reports written by non-native speakers

I'm teaching an advanced undergraduate computer science course that requires a 5-7 page term paper worth about 20% of the student's grade. The class has several international students, and some of ...
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What is the difference between hypothesis, thesis statement and research goal?

Can someone explain the difference between hypothesis, thesis statement and research goal based on an example?
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How to make iThenticate faster? [on hold]

I'm checking my thesis using iThenticate software, however, that becomes too slow for me, I don't know how to make it faster?
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“Authors Response” or “Authors’ Response”?

Recently, I received a decission letter from an IEEE journal. When I prepared my response, I became confused. The demand from editor is as follows: Please start your paper file with an authors ...
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Chances of getting into german universities in CS Master's program [on hold]

My Profile- B.Tech - CSE NIT -Silchar,CPI-8.42 Two years work ex at Samsung No research papers IELTS:8.0 GRE:scheduled Which German universities can I get into (My ...
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130 views

Is a PhD in numerical analysis more marketable in industry than a PhD in pure analysis? [on hold]

Would a recent math PhD graduate who did his work in numerical analysis be more marketable/prepared for a high paying job in industry than a recent math PhD graduate in pure analysis? Also is there ...
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Is it acceptable to ask how a professor would like to be addressed through email?

I am an undergraduate student working for a professor this summer. Up to this point, I have referred to the professor as Dr. LastName. I have met his research group; his graduate and PhD students ...
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Examples of a large-scale physics syllabus review

My Department – Physics – is preparing to modernise its entire syllabus at all levels, from undergraduate through to graduate courses. We are looking at what material should be taught, as well as ...
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How can I switch from an MBA to a Masters program in a different subject?

I am an international student currently enrolled in a MBA program. This is my first semester here and I want to transfer to a different program in a different college. I have a 3-year BSC (Honors) in ...
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What counts as undergraduate research?

I've been asking around my department recently for opportunities assisting with research (I'm in electrical engineering). Some of my professors work in labs, but others do largely computer-based work. ...
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How detailed should my review of a very poorly-written manuscript be?

My question has to do with whether my responsibilities as a reviewer also includes copyediting duties. I am in the midst of reviewing a manuscript for a mid-tier applied health sciences journal. ...
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How to cite “the Statutes of the World Tourism Organization” retrieved from the official website of UNWTO in MLA? [on hold]

I need to cite the statute in MLA format. Could somebody help? Is "" the Statutes of the World Tourism Organization." UNWTO. World Tourism Organization . n.d. 20 Apr. 2015. " right?
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How to formally report database literature search results?

Years ago, I seen an interesting article that made reference to database search results. The author run a few queries through PubMed and reported on the number of records. This was a neat introduction ...
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double noun question [on hold]

Would the ending sentence to the portion of my paragraph be grammatically correct? This section of my paragraph ends with a double noun, and word 2013 is crying that "failing infrastructure?" is ...
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Podcasts like Manager Tools/Career Tools, but for academics: Do they exist?

The Manager Tools and Career Tools series of podcasts are industry-oriented, but I find great value in them as I retool for an academic career. I was never a manager in my industry career, but the ...
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Do non-Russian technical universities use Olympiad-style math/problem solving entrance exams?

In the U.S., colleges typically don't use entrance exams to select students. For test results they rely instead on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT. I heard that the top technical math/science ...
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How would I go about doing a PhD after an M.Eng in Biomedical Engineering?

I have been accepted into Cornell for M.Eng in Biomedical Engineering. I had originally applied for an MS but since they've stopped enrolling students for MS I got into M.Eng which is an industry ...

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