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is it possible for me to Co-author research paper(s)/article(s) and get it published?

I hold a M.Sc. in Finance from UK and currently live in Toronto, Canada. I want to Co-author research paper(s)/article(s) with a professor/PhD academic and get the paper published in good journal. I ...
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How to communicate with research advisor politely?

Which way is good to communicate or deal with my advisor about research issues? writing an email or talking directly with my professor? What would you do if your professor is busy to check your email ...
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OK to ask a professor at my institution with whom I have no previous relationship some questions relating to hobby-project?

I go to community college so our professors aren't busy with lab research. They're still busy people though and I wish to respect that. I'm pretty much just working through some neuroscience ...
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Career path to professor with an engineering background in Germany [on hold]

I am in the final year of my master in mechatronics engineering in Germany, and I want to work as a researcher or a professor in a university since i believe a professor/researcher has more freedom ...
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Should I email old supervisor about my progress?

I might collaborate with an old supervisor in the future and would like to keep in touch. Is it a good idea to send an email to him about the progress I've made in my career? Also, what's the best ...
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How much influence do individual professor have on grad admissions? [duplicate]

Say I have emailed a professor a few times, and told him I would like to work with him for my PhD etc. and that professor is interested: How much of a factor could this possibly be in my application? ...
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Can a student with a weak or average undergraduate math GPA realistically become a professor?

I just finished my second year of undergraduate studies as a double major in computer engineering and mathematics at the University of Iowa. Although I came in believing that I wanted to become a ...
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How should I begin to Publish paper in Electronics Domain? [duplicate]

I'm in final year of my Electronics and Instrumentation engineering, I have not published any paper so far, but before completing my undergraduate study I wish to write and publish few. My area of ...
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Is it fair to hide information or lie if you are a drop out?

If you are a drop out and you write it when you apply further or other departments,does not it make a bad impact on the selector?I think they just discard the application.and if you hide,then its also ...
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How to boost academic profile for Master's application

I want to apply for a Master's degree program in Robotics at some top schools in Europe and America. However, I feel my current profile is not strong enough to get into a top school and I am looking ...
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How can a student protect his or her intellectual work when sending a research proposal to an unknown professor? [duplicate]

How can a student protect his or her intellectual work when sending a research proposal to an unknown professor? I think that the question is defined enough in this way, but since that probably the ...
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Do german professors like to be called “Herr X”?

I am a German student at a German university. I and everyone I know usually addresses my professors with "Herr Lastname" or "Frau Lastname". Sometimes I wonder whether they would prefer if I addressed ...
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Is it appropriate to ask my professors what they think of me before I ask for letters of recommendations from them?

As some students know, sometimes it is not easy to determine whether a professor (restricted to the professors in U.S.) will write a strong letter of recommendation for a student. So the question is, ...
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How do professors view a student who has good grades but always asks stupid questions?

I am planning to apply for Ph.D programs in mathematics in U.S. and I am thinking about which professors I should ask for letters of recommendations from. In order to get "strong" letters, I need to ...
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How to approach a professor for research?

There is a similar question posted here, but the answers don't exactly fulfill my needs, as will become obvious in this post. I just graduated from an undergraduate program in engineering and in ...
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How to write a reminder email to a professor about a phd position?

A professor whom I had contacted previously for a phd position has asked me to contact him via email after a 'few months'.After how many months should I contact him ? How to write the email ?
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Reminder email about acceptance letter

A professor at a university replied to my PhD application email with a yes. I asked him further about his current research projects but haven't heard from him for nearly 2 weeks now; should I write ...
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Asking Professor for teaching assistantship

I am an undergraduate student and have taken a course which interests me a lot(Details won't matter I guess). The course is split into lectures and lab sessions. The lab prof had a graduate student ...
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Cost/benefit of interim professorship

What is the cost/benefit analysis for a Post-Doc taking a position as an interim professor? Some costs I can think of: High teaching workload. Current projects suffer and a gap in publication record ...
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Professor dismissed error I found in her work. I need more feedback, but the field is small

Background / My problem: I believe to have found a substantial error in my professor's original research. After getting answers to my previous question, I emailed her about it, but she was ...
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Found mistake in my professors book: Tell her or publish? If so, how?

I just came across quite a big problem for an interpretation my professor puts forward in her recently published book (a book containing original research in the humanities, not a textbook). I am not ...
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Should I send email expressing my gratitude to professors who provided me with letters of recommendation?

I have asked for LORs from two professors that I haven't cooperated in the past and they were happy to provide them. Now, I've been admitted in the MSc program I was interested in. Should I write an ...
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What's the point of maintaining a CV after tenure?

Once you have tenure, presumably you're never going to have to search for a job again. However almost all professors have a CV on their website, and fairly recent ones. Why? They already made it.
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How long should you wait for a professor who's late for class? [closed]

I've heard that you should wait 15 minutes for a professor who is late to a class, before leaving. Some of my classmates have said that the 15 minute rule is only for professors without PhD's, and ...
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Would a professor write a bad letter of recommendation?

I asked a professor from my online graduate degree to write a letter of recommendation. It was when I first started looking at graduate school, so was not prepared with what you would usually want to ...
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Is it proper to propose a thesis collaboration to a professor you don't know?

I am a master student at one of the best universities in Europe. As I am studying finance, I would like to have an experience in the US or London. I will have to start working on my master thesis ...
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Math Adjunct Professor positions and salary in a big city

From searching online, I see that the salaries for math adjunct professors are about 36k. That's insanely low for New York City standards. An undergraduate business school student that graduates from ...
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How to counteract poor academic instruction and demanding workload at German university?

I am an undergraduate student at a university in Germany. I already hold a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field from a university abroad, and I also have a solid secondary school background with ...
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Is it okay for professors to completely copy another professors' notes, assignments, and exam questions word for word from another university? [duplicate]

I have a professor who used the same lecture notes, same assignments, and same exam questions word for word from from another professor at a different university (who posts his notes, assignments, and ...
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How to contact professors as a high school student?

I am a high school student who is interested in mathematics. As such I have been emailing several professors from prominent universities. I have been running into trouble when trying to figure out ...
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Two applications to different departments at same uni. But: One professor is affiliated with both departments

I would like to apply for PhD programs in two different departments, but at the same uni. I am interested in both fields, but not in the overlap between the two. Generally, this shouldn't be a problem....
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What should do when you don't have your masters anymore and you can't apply for PhD? [closed]

I have been a Masters student in a German university. I had 4 semesters and as a rule in my last semester, I went to an other city to do my masters thesis. When I was doing my thesis, after 3 months I ...
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How should I address a potential FERPA violation by a professor?

In the United States, federal law prohibits professors from releasing any student's grades to any party other than the student and any party whom the student authorizes to receive the grades. One of ...
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Do professors work through all the homework problems they assign to students?

I'm wondering if this is case especially for time-consuming work like programming problems in computer science spanning several thousand lines of code. Or when a professor teaches a new course they ...
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I want to quit PhD after 4 months. Should I? [closed]

I am a first year PhD student. I am doing it from an institute in a remote part of the world where the temperature is -10 degrees most time of the year. I took this opportunity after doing my Masters ...
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'Introduction to Subject X' & Guide books : How do they influence the academic reputation?

Many professors publish introductory books on their subjects, for undergraduates or sometimes books for a non-academic audience. something like "Introduction to Art History" or a 'guide book' to '...
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How to deal with an unprepared professor?

For one of my classes (upper-level), the professor seems to be quite unprepared for the class. More specifically, As they openly disclose, they haven't looked at the course material in many years (...
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Are professors' salaries a function of the amount of grant funding they obtain?

Some professors direct large research programs. What is the typical practice for compensating them? For example, it is not unusual for a top professor to be directing $30 million in research grants ...
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Can I address my professors by their first name? [closed]

A couple of my professors always signs off on their emails with their first name only, such as, "best, Simon". Does this mean that I could write my emails to them with, "Dear Simon" or "Hi Simon" ......
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What does it mean when a department has 'retired professors' as part of their faculty? Can I still work with them?

What exactly does this mean? Could I do work with them? If not, why are they listed there? I am confused!
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Why are there some really young professors and other much older lecturers without professor status?

I was just wondering how this is possible, there are some 50+ year old people who are 'Dr. X Y', and others who are maybe "only" 40 years old , but they are 'Professor Dr. X Y'.
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How to be persistent in a polite way?

Recently I contacted an important researcher in my field, and he offered me a collaboration with his group. He told me to email him a proposal. Moreover, he recognized that he was usually very busy ...
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Sending my research proposal for a professor or offering to work on their project?

I am trying to contact with professors to showing them a research proposal that I want to work on for master degree. Some people advice me to not do this, because professors get fund for their ideas ...
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How to ask professor to let me audit lectures at university I am not enrolled in?

There is a professor in the city I am currently living in who does some interesting work. I would like to sit in on his lectures, but I do not know how to ask him. What is the best way for me to ask ...
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How should a student deal with personal criticisms from an assistant professor?

I am a PhD student. In the past I have met with an assistant professor for some general advice about my research, both times he has made off the cuff comments on my lack of competence as a researcher ...
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Not getting along with Spanish professor. Professor is condescending, and picks favorites. I feel I have enough evidence to do something [closed]

I am in a Spanish Translation class at a good public university. Background: I am a white male and a Spanish/Chemistry double major. I plan to pursue a PhD in Chemistry or teach at the high school ...
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How widespread is sharing of slides/assignments among educators?

Often, when taking a course at the university level, I amuse myself by Googling phrases from the instructors' slides, assignments, and other materials. I have found, without exception from any ...
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How do I explain to a prof who is not happy with my actions which were simply a mistake due to miscommunication? [closed]

I had emailed a professor for a summer internship opportunity. He had accepted me and aksed me write a proposal for applying through a fellowship. I replied back putting down some points for my ...
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What can be done about a professor who doesn't seem to know what they're doing? [closed]

Maybe I'm just frustrated and nothing can really be done (or nothing that will affect me). But anyway... I'm taking an upper level course (an elective directly related to my major of Computer Science)...
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What can students do if a professor penalizes an entire class because one student cheated on an exam?

Today, I was taking a test in my intro to sociology course. It is a difficult enough class when the minimum requirement for an A is 96%. It is also difficult when the professor gets off-topic and does ...