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convert Italian scale to GPA for graduate admission?

In the application for a PhD program, they ask to convert a Italian scale to GPA, but they don't say how, they say: please upload a worksheet for your undergrad cumulative GPA. Can I use Scholero for ...
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How broad/narrow can research interests be on statement of purpose?

I cannot understand how broad is too broad of a research interest. Honestly, I have a lot to learn and it is difficult for me to narrow it down on my statement of purpose. I know that I want to ...
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Academic cover letter: My communications with department chair

I am going to apply for a university-wide position and have already communicated with my target department. The department chair liked my CV and research a lot and strongly suggested I should apply ...
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Am I an author if I am included as "Consortia" / "Group Author" for a research paper?

I had a collaboration with a group and a paper is published as the result of this study which includes many experts. The study was done in groups where each group had a leader, we had multiple ...
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Why indifference curves are allowed to be nonparallel for the same person? Seems there is no explanation on the whole internet [closed]

If the budget constraint is higher then what decides the position of the tangent point to the new indifference curve? if the good is inferior, it will be on the left compared to the original tangent ...
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Applying to PhD Programs After Quitting One

I am an international STEM major graduate. Immediately after I obtained my BS degree in the spring semester, I went on a funded Ph.D. program in the following Fall semester. However, 2 months into the ...
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What questions should be answered in a paper by sections?

I am trying to find a way to "systematize" the writing process of a paper by answering questions in each section of the paper. I am thinking of an example with the following sections (which ...
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What image edits are appropriate for a journal figure?

Journals allow some leeway for editing images as long as you do not selectively edit parts of the image and the image edits do not change the evidence provided by the image. In practice this seems to ...
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Why should a Li-Mak Test on Squared Standardized Residuals be preferred over a ARCH LM Test or Ljung-Box Test on Squared Residuals? [migrated]

If I didn't misunderstand the literature, the predominant approach to test for autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity in (G)ARCH models is to apply the ARCH LM test of Engle or the Ljung-Box ...
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Resignation from a postdoc without appropriate notice period (UK)

I am 3 months into a 15 months postdoc in the UK, so I am still into the initial 6-months probation period. My contract specifies I have to give 3 months notice before leaving (plus some further ...
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Including professor's telephone number of application portal

I am an undergraduate student applying to grad programs in the U.S.; The application portal asks for the telephone number of my recommenders. However, one of my professors didn't reply to my email ...
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Get exposure on different topics before choosing one for a PhD

I started my PhD in computer architecture in 2017 and after one year I left it to start working for an information security company. I have been in the industry for 4 years. I now want to go back to ...
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Mention missing GRE in Statement of Purpose

I am applying to graduate school for mathematics. The school I am applying to requires the GRE subject test. I was unable to take it, however (both exams in Spring and Fall 2021 were cancelled due to ...
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Many referees refused refereeing my paper

I sent a manuscript five months ago to an APS journal (American Physical Society) and five referees refused refereeing my paper in this time interval. Some of them respond after about four weeks and ...
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Should I include 'Fixed-term' in writing professor's title?

I am an undergraduate student applying to graduate schools. One of my recommenders is my math professor. On the university's webpage and outlook email, his title is 'Fixed Term Assistant Professor'. ...
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Citing literature reference as a statement of purpose title

I'm currently putting the finishing touches on a few grad school applications, and some of them require that my statement of purpose has a title. For one reason or another, I decided that the title of ...
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Which software/website is used to make diagrams like these? These look really good and this seems to be the most popular style I see in publications [closed]

I see this style of diagrams in most good IEEE conference papers/journals and wish to know which software is used for these? They seem to be able to lighten parts of diagram, use multiple colours etc.
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I obtained the code for a published article from its author and found major mistakes in it. What should I do?

I contacted an author to obtain his data and code for a published paper because I could not figure out how he was obtaining some results, given that I was using the same dataset. Once I obtained the ...
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How do you adjust the size of figures for a journal paper?

As you know figures in a journal paper must have a specific width (e.g. column width or full paper width), however, adjusting the figure size after plotting it changes the resolution and makes the ...
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If I derive a formula for a paper do I need to put the derivation directly in a paper?

Let's say that I derived a formula that I am using in a paper, without any prior knowledge of the formula. Do I need to then put my derivation directly in my paper, or could I submit a supplementary ...
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What other models are in use for evaluating faculty candidates?

A recent question mentioned the importance of citation counts and impact factor in evaluations of faculty candidates. There are some good answers explaining why this is the dominant model today. I'm ...
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How to deal with a PhD supervisor that act like a company manager?

For the background: I am a Ph.D. student (UK) in a computational field (my job can be done anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection, no experimental work involved). I started around ...
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What is nested if else? [closed]

I want a little bit of extra knowledge about my question. I'm struck into the nested statements and can't go further by simply dropping the topics. I'm a new coder who just started to learn to code. ...
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Frontiers Journals [closed]

Frontiers journals have terrible reputation. Not just the reputation, but the review process hogs up authors precious time and effort in communicating scientific insights! There have been no decision ...
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Where do I place whiteboard in my room for comfort of writing? [closed]

These are 2 views of my room. Where should I place my whiteboard for comfort of writing? I have huge learning disability through text. And whiteboard helps me a lot. Problem is it is so hard to write ...
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How do I actively learn NEW CONTENT from text based content?

How do I improve my ability to learn? Here is a similar question. I will tell why it doesn't answer my question here. Solving exercises is not my problem. My problem is learning the theoritical ...
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What are the most efficient ways of establishing a track record in a different field of research?

I am interested in expanding my areas of research to a somewhat unrelated field, where less than half of my current competences would be directly applicable. To start collaborating with other ...
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Share with target PhD university other programs I am applying to [duplicate]

I am applying to a PhD program, in one section they ask to share other programs you want to apply to? Should I do that, especially other programs are a bit different.
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Grad school admissions with multiple colleges?

Does anyone know anything about grad school admissions with multiple undergrad institutions? I dropped out about 5 years ago with an abysmal (~1.7 GPA) as a math major halfway through sophomore year (...
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Small unintentional plagiarism issues found after years of my Phd thesis. What can I do?

I finished my PhD in early 2018. I immediately sumbitted an hard copy at the dept. library and a pdf copy on the online database (open-access), a few weeks later as per Univeristy rules. at the time ...
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Did I cheat on an exam by knowing a solution in advance?

I am a mathematics student in the US. For a recent exam, I achieved one of the highest scores. The problem is that the final question was intended to be a challenge, rather than one "average&...
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Can you reference a book if the author forbids it? Or maybe I have misunderstood the legal part of the book?

I would like to reference thoughts from a book, which would be a legal and normal thing to do, but there is a part on the first page of the book which makes me confused. Maybe the author forbids even ...
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Historical accuracy of trends/number of publications on keywords using Google Scholar?

Following this question on SE Academia: Easy way to see historical trend in keywords in publications?, I'm using Google Scholar and the linked script (https://github.com/Pold87/academic-keyword-...
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Should I own up to posting questions on Chegg?

So long story short, I'm a current studying biomedical sciences at a Canadian university (University A), and I ended up posting some questions on Chegg last year. I can't get them removed, but haven't ...
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First year postdoc at career crossroads - how do I communicate this with my PI?

I'm in a predicament on where and how to take my next career step, and how to communicate this to my PI. Important note - so far they've been really supportive of me and my career. TL;DR at bottom of ...
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Article retraction: is it ethical to retract an article just because I am no longer happy with it

I recently came across a very old article of mine. The article was written at the beginning of my career when we were pressured to publish extensively. There is nothing really wrong with the article, ...
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Can I publish results that underperform benchmarks on several metrics (criteria) in joint image classification and object detection problems? [closed]

The problems I'm working on have a rather complicated accuracy evaluation. There are two problems my model solves: image classification and object detection in each image across two types of data (e.g....
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Collaborator asks me to share a paywalled article - how to deny that request?

A collaborator has asked me to share a PDF of a pay-walled article with her. She can't access the article because it's pay-walled (though her institution should be wealthy enough to provide access). ...
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Asking for a recommendation letter, when I am only close with Professors that handle practice classes

I started my studies in fall 2019. On my second semester covid hit, and all classes were turned online. Even after restrictions started to be lifted and classes can be held offline, a lot of classes (...
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PhD application financial assets declaration

I am trying to apply for PhD and I found a section to declare financial assets. I am applying in the hope if I get accepted I will be given scholarship. Is it necessary to declare financial resources ...
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Copyright permissions vs fair use to include an image from Amazon

Hopefully, this isn't too off-topic or repetitive. I'm writing my dissertation, and I am finishing up the last chapter discussing some of the experiments I did. In that chapter, I discuss a pump I ...
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How to see what's "working" in a specific academic area?

I'm a theoretical physics M.Sc. student, about to start working on my thesis, and I'd like to pursue a career in research, so PhD and so on. With various sources (my professor, colleagues, internet ...
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Publishing a Theoretical Article in Urban Planning

Is publishing a paper only with theoretical knowledge deemed okay? I was invited by an editor (through a lecture series) to publish a paper in an Urban Planning journal. I wrote two articles and they'...
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What does "O" stand for in this paper from 1961? [closed]

I'm currently reading "Perceived Order in Different Sense Modalities" (Hirsh and Sherrick, 1961). In they repeatedly use the abbreviation "O" and I have no idea what it stands for. ...
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Is it necessary to add editors in citation?

I am adopting the MLA citation style. If a book is written by a principal author with an editor, is it obligatory to add an editor of the book in citation?
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Why do universities place so much importance on citation counts and impact factors when evaluating researchers?

Impact factors and citation counts are widely used metrics to judge the reputation of researchers. However, these metrics can be misleading, and in some cases can be manipulated. Why do universities ...
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Is it allowed to publish an extended version of book chapter in as a journal article

In computer science, it is usual practice for researchers to publish the expanded conference paper as a journal article. In most occasions, journals request a 30-40% extended version. However, I am ...
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Reporting a study twice in the literature review in thesis

There is a paper that has used entropy feature in the beta band for subject classification and obtained a specific accuracy value. I am aware that there is no context here, but I put these minimal ...
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Contacting the PhD supervisor directly via his email

I have applied to a PhD student position via the lab portal (as requested) and my application statut is "Application under review" for more than month now. Is appropriate to contact the PhD ...
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Send IELTS results before submitting application (electronically)

Is it possible to send IELTS results electronically before submitting my application?

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