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How can I deal with students that are too sensitive when they are wrong? Particularly when they answer simple questions incorrectly during class?

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As an evaluator in mathematics, how should I grade responses that answer the question asked, but in less detail than desired?

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Grading on a curve in required doctoral course, failing as a result

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I'm the 1st author of a paper in a top conference in my field, and even then my PhD application got rejected from 5 out of 6 programs, is this normal?

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How do I prepare a slide talk presentation for conference in mathematics?

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Should recommendation letters mention a candidate's weaknesses?

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Is authorship justified for performing an experiment 7 years ago, which is published? We just used samples from that experiment for a new analysis

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Can A Lazy Person Complete a Statistics PhD? (and other questions) [closed]

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Would it violate copyright to retype a classic mathematics book from the 1960s using modern notation and uploading it online?

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Software for creating hand-written slides that are revealed gradually

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Help! I think I'm dealing with a predatory journal

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How to protect ourselves from predatory reviewers?

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How to answer rhetorical questions

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What level of audience should one aim for in the introduction of a STEM thesis?

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Is it ethical to privately thank authors when you discover they’ve cited your work?

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How can I withdraw a published paper?

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Where are historical research papers stored?

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Is there a way to know what the eventual URL of an arXiv paper will be before it is submitted?

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Can a PhD candidate be a guest editor in a peer reviewed journal?

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What should I call my mathematics thesis's 1st chapter that covers background concepts?

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Potential Internet blackout in Russia: could academics in Russia submit a manuscript to an international journal by postmail?

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When a University changes name after students graduate [duplicate]

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What can be done when a professor from reputable institute asks me to publish in a predatory journal?

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Did my professor act unethically by publishing a paper with a figure from my thesis without any acknowledgement?

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Is it appropriate to discuss authorship while proposing collaboration?

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Is it legal if I print PDF files of Springer books for personal use?

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How important is it to present your paper yourself?

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Fee for Recommendation letters?

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silent bullying during PhD - no one believes me [closed]

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Remote advising for remainder of PhD?

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A jerk is becoming a professor, should I alert their faculty?

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Scientific paper with 3D scatterplot in supplementary information; I can add a video but how to let readers rotate/zoom interactively?

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Font used in scientific articles diagrams/graphs [closed]

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US Assistant Prof salary negotiation with counter offer before going up for tenure

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Who owns private non-profit universities?

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Should bullet points be used on research posters


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