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Why are UK faculty salaries so low?

I'm looking at faculty ads for computer science in the UK and noticed that the average salary range seems to be significantly lower compared to the US. Typically, a starting Lecturer ( = Assistent ...
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What's the benefit of taking Teaching Assitant?

I am a first-year international master student in a US statistics department. I am offered a 10-hour teaching assistant appointment next semester. I am considering taking it. I have no idea how to ...
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91 views

Should I Postpone Graduate School?

I have a goal: It is to be a mathematical physicist (something like the type that would work on, say, the Amplituhedron). This goal is non-negotiable. From what I've read, it is difficult for a ...
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335 views

What do profs actually think when writing a letter of recommendation for an average student for grad school

Grad school application starts now along with all the anxieties associated with it. One of the question I ask myself and repeatedly get asked by my peers is that what would the profs think when the ...
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Is it better to submit a paper to a journal “normal” issue, or wait 4 months and send it to a more focused “special section” of the same journal?

I am a recently PhD graduate student in computer science. In the last months, I wrote a paper about an aspect of my thesis, with the collaboration of my former supervisor. We found a call for papers ...
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How to cite a method that has a huge history of contribitors?

I'm finishing my first paper, and am struggling with the citations a bit. I have used a particular implementation of an algorithm. The citation of the guys who thought of this particular variation ...
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What to do about a Master's thesis where most of the introduction is a literal translation of my own work?

I have just discovered the introduction of an Engineering Master's thesis defended some months ago in my ancient university has been made mostly by "cut & paste" (and literally translate from ...
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Is it right to submit a conference abstract knowing that I will not attend but my advisor will give my talk instead?

My postdoc finished 9 months ago. My former supervisor has asked me to submit an abstract on my work to a conference next year. No-one intends that I will attend the conference. My ex-supervisor has ...
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Independence as a postdoc working with former PhD supervisor

Having recently finished my PhD, I have now secured funding to act as PI on a project. I continue to work alongside my former PhD supervisor, with the old supervisor listed as a collaborator on the ...
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25 views

Thesis introduction format

I'm now planning the structure of my Thesis introduction. I've wrote some papers introductions but seems for Thesis should be the same but longer and including a general overview of the question to ...
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No response from Professor, how should I write a follow email for recommendation letter?

I'm now applying to BS/MS program and I'm gathering recommendations. I'm an international student from China and I was been transferred to my current college one year ago. The week before last week ...
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Encouraging students to be more social with each other via course wall exchanges

I find that students do not always use the course walls to talk to each other. I want to help them be more social, but don't necessarily want to tie this to class participation grades. I want them ...
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Is it okay for the author field to contain names of research labs?

I find most articles through EBSCO and similar search tools, then export the BibTeX details to my own bibliography.bib file. Recently, I found some BibTeX files with a strange author field, containing ...
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How much should I get payed to do archiving work? [on hold]

I am on the east coast of the U.S. and I am about to start a job archiving a music collection for someone. Many thousands of CDs and vinyl records. I haven't done this kind of work before so I have no ...
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48 views

harvard referencing footnotes?

I have a discussion with my mate about how to reference with harvard referencing I would say it is wrong to do the referencing like in the picture below. My suggestion was that the footnotes was ...
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Must one find references to fit knowledge already known from education or experience?

Recently I wrote a course paper on a subject connecting my major to my current major. In the background section, I listed quite a bit of essential information I think is information that is readily ...
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Are practical experiences as valuable as academic research experiences?

I'm a non-U.S undergraduate Computer Science student and I want to get admission from an eminent U.S university for M.Sc./PHD. In my experiences, there are lots of practical records. From about 10 ...
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1answer
58 views

Master's Thesis Adviser Co-Authorship?

I have just completed my Master's Thesis and am hoping to publish an abridged version. My adviser has been very supportive of this and upon approving my thesis asked what I would think about her being ...
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Is it a good idea to write a PhD proposal about Islamic State when I haven't studied Islam much? [on hold]

I finished my MA a year ago, but haven't applied for a PhD yet (something I'm doing now). I've studied religion and politics before, including topics like postcolonial theory, violence, ...
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I submitted my own code on someone elses account

I was flagged for plagiarism on a programming assignment. We get 3 submissions a day for the ~3 weeks that the project is open. I finished my project in about 1 week, but on one of those days I used ...
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1answer
468 views

Should a formal academic grievance list what an action the student hopes will occur?

I have a problem with a course, but my informal communications with the instructor and chair led nowhere. My student handbook shows a policy for filing a formal grievance, which seems more like a ...
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microeconomics- homework [on hold]

minE=px 3⁄4 x^4+py 3⁄5 y^3 and x^0,6 y^0,4≥Up Please give your answers in detail. Does the above model support the monotonic transformation? Why? Explain the relationship and difference ...
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1answer
84 views

What happens if my GRE scores arrive after the deadline?

There is a possibility that my GRE scores will reach the admission office 2 or 3 days after the specified deadline- Although the university will only start taking decision in April- Will my ...
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Does having external funding raise your chances of getting accepted ? ( Masters )

My UG university have awarded me a scholarship for master's degree ( I'm an international student ) the scholarship pays for all expenses of the master's degree for the whole duration of the study. I ...
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29 views

Can my CV for PhD applications include a photo? [duplicate]

Title says it all. By "a photo", I definitely mean a formal and proper one. Are applicants encouraged to do so?
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1answer
36 views

Funding applications on varying schedules

Alice (for argument's sake) is a postdoc in maths in an Australian University, but did her PhD in Europe. She is making two applications for funding. The first is to funding scheme A in her home ...
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158 views

Placing a paper under review on my website?

I am wondering if it would be fine for me to place my paper that is currently under review on my website? Since I did not see there is any specific instruction on this issue in the journal's website, ...
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229 views

Is applying to 20 graduate schools too much?

I am applying to math graduate programs, have a list of schools of different range, but I am so worried about being accepted to a grad school, that am considering to apply to 20 schools. My ...
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1answer
68 views

How does supervisor contribute to students' papers [duplicate]

I know my question maybe too broad, but as someone who's planning to stay in academia, I want to ask anyone who is supervising PhD students about how you contribute to their papers in order to be ...
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1answer
50 views

Difference between official and unofficial transcripts

What is the difference between the official and the unofficial transcripts that are required for graduate studies? I assume that both documents should be in English (if you study in a foreign ...
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1answer
42 views

Deadline for digital and physical copies of documents for graduate studies

I am applying for graduate studies to U.S. universities. Some files require to be uploaded in a digital form and also sent by mail. I do not understand whether the deadline is for the digital upload ...
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1answer
137 views

How to make a mathematical text more concise?

My PhD thesis has 175 pages A4 and I shall provide also a compilation that will summarize the main results on 20 pages A5. My thesis contains algorithms and theorems examining their properties. After ...
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195 views

What to do with papers after misconduct allegation was resolved?

I was alleged in scientific misconduct in form of authorship abuse. More details are in my previous questions How to respond to allegations of misconduct in authorship dispute? Should I put my ...
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1answer
110 views

Is the editor-in-chief's advice sincere?

After submitting my paper to a reputable journal, the editor-in-chief sent me the following e-mail: I am writing to let you know that I have briefly read your paper. It appears that your submission ...
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Grad School Admissions [on hold]

How will I fair in the admissions process for a biology PhD without including a subject test score (did really poorly)
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Dropping out of university [on hold]

I enrolled in a master of computer science program to further my education after working for 4 years in the IT industry. However, after the classes began I realised that the masters course that i ...
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Is it self-plagiarism to reuse my own unpublished material?

If I reuse unpublished work in new unpublished work, would this be considered self-plagiarism? Examples would be: Use the same paragraph of text in more than one cover letter for job applications ...
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1answer
44 views

Requesting a recommendation before the end of the course

I am applying for PhD school and I need to 3-4 reference letters. I have 3 references but 2 of them are from my undergraduate institution and the 3rd is my current master's thesis advisor. I was told ...
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In peer-review, is it common for a reviewer to be shown and asked to comment on other reviewers' reports?

Some months ago, I was asked to review a paper for a computer science conference. I submitted my report about a week before the deadline, and I strongly recommended acceptance subject to a few minor ...
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Graduate schools with no test score cutoffs

I recently received my math subject gre scores and did extremely poor on it (620: 41 percentile). This was an absolute shock to me as I have been preparing for the test since summer but I want to make ...
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2answers
126 views

Is it a good idea for an international student to use his master's thesis preprint as his writing sample?

I am applying to doctoral programs in the US. I would like to use my master's thesis preprint as my writing sample because it was written in English and is in the field on which I intend to ...
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1answer
250 views

Should I report a 48th percentile math GRE subject exam score for programs where it's optional?

I recently received my Mathematics GRE subject test score of 650 ( 48%). I know this score is miserable but in my country, I have the option to retake the GRE next year October only. Assuming ...
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Is it considered plagiarism for a professor to use uncited sources in teaching materials?

I have a professor at my university who uses content from an un-cited textbook that he has never referenced anywhere, including his green sheet (syllabus), as an additional resource. At least some ...
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1answer
55 views

What is the equivalent degree of a Diploma in Information Technology from India?

After my 10th grade I joined a polytechnic college for a specialization in Infomation Technology (Diploma in Information Technology). Now, I am in my final year of under-graduate studies (Bachelor of ...
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What academic functions does a Professor Emeritus usually serve?

I for one have never understood the distinction between a regular prof with a prof Emeritus/Emerita aside from the obvious fact that a Prof. Emeritus is someone who is usually fairly elderly and has ...
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What to do about questions that are designed to embarrass the speaker?

I've attended a lot of seminars and lectures by now, and it's typical for the chair of the seminar to offer audience members a chance to ask questions of the speaker about their work after the ...
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234 views

Are there any “tells” for faculty hires?

I was curious to find out if there were any "tells" in faculty searches that someone is going to get a formal offer before the official paperwork is received. Are candidates who are about to be hired ...
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1answer
608 views

Should someone giving a second opinion on an article be a co-author or just acknowledged?

I decided to write an article extracted from part of my master’s thesis. This will be my first time trying to get published, so obviously I’ll never think it is good enough therefore I’ll need a ...
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91 views

What are the impressive sentence patterns in acknowledgments part of a MSc thesis? [on hold]

I will write my MSc thesis in the near future. I want to write a good acknowledgements part which impress readers even after many years. What are the kind, fancy, impressive sentence patterns that you ...
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1answer
97 views

Is it possible to learn for free and get a job from it? [on hold]

I'm considering learning from online sources stuff like Computer Science and Spanish. I've come across EDx, Udacity, and Coursera. Question is, is it possible to learn for free using whatever there is ...

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