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What to do when the professor does not stand up to cheating?

I was the teaching assistant (TA) for a very introductory physics course at a large state university. In the course of grading for this class, I came to learn that my university used the same course ...
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Is it allowed to write notes during the “read instructions” stage of a TOEFL exam?

Is it allowed to take notes during the "read instructions" stage of TOEFL? At this stage the timer is stopped and it's a good time to take notes such as drawing tables for speaking and writing ...
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Should I cite a concept I have already cited earlier?

I am writing a proposal for my PhD and it is majorly based on numerical modelling. I have cited the original model that I will be using earlier, and I think it is very clear throughout the proposal ...
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What are good tips/ways to improve my writing on chalkboards?

Recently, I have started to regularly write on chalkboards. I have also found out that I am quite terrible at it, although my handwriting is quite good. Any tips or strategies for a beginner are ...
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Proper way to Format text related to Functions in an Article about a Computer Package

I am new to software development and my background is not in computer science. I am writing an article about a software package I developed with some collaborators and I was wondering about the proper ...
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Is it worth trying to get into a decent PhD programme with subpar BSc grades? (UK)

I am currently a final-year student on a BSc Mathematics programme in the UK. For the first two years of my degree I've mostly adopted a '2:1 will do' approach and didn't focus on my studies all too ...
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What should I take in consideration when planning a Design Science Research?

I am planning a proposal for a thesis (on Forecasting Daily Energy Prices), in which I need to select the methodology and define its phases. As I intend to develop new technologies and/or solve ...
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The lecturer supposed to grade my presentation fell asleep while I held it. Should I complain?

TLDR: I am attenting a seminar where the grade is based entirely on a talk I hold. The responsible lecturer fell asleep during the talk multiple times, and I am worried about my grade, feel insulted ...
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Awards in which gender identity is a requirement [on hold]

A friend of mine is considered a minority in her research field, for being female. Recently, her advisor wanted to nominate her paper for an award sponsored by a kind of Women's Engineering Society. ...
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Promoting research papers with targeted ads

I've seen a targeted ad on Facebook about a new study by a public university (linking to a news blog). The ad was paid for by the university. Is it common in academia to use targeted ads, paid for by ...
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Word Document Editor [on hold]

I'm reaching out because I had an idea I need some help with: I have a word document with 234 references (it's my master's thesis). The issue is the references appear out of order somewhat. So my ...
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What order should authors be on arXiv.org for equal contribution authorships?

If everyone made an equal contribution in effort to write the paper, but no on the team but myself decided to post the paper on arXiv and no one opposed my decision to arXiv post, should I myself, the ...
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Which scholarship is better for international students to apply to U.S. Ph.D. programs?

I am a Japanese student who will apply to U.S. Ph.D. programs this year. I successfully acquired two external Japanese scholarships, but I should choose the one. Which do you think is better when we ...
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My PhD defense is next week. I feel that I have not done enough work to justify my time spent on the thesis. What can I do about this?

I spent 5 years on my mechanical engineering PhD. I think that my thesis work could have been done in 2 years by a serious student. I have wasted my time on futile work. I don't know how to justify ...
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How to tell another university professor that my thesis topic is “X”, and I want you to guide me [on hold]

How to ask another university professor that my thesis topic is "X", and I want him guides me?
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Do people with masters degrees have an advantage over undergrads in PhD admissions?

The pool of applicants for a PhD program consists of people applying straight after undergrad, and also people who have done masters programs. Do students with masters degrees have an edge over ...
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Effect of duration taken to get phd degree when applying to faculty positions?

In my university, PhD students usually talk 3 years to finish their thesis and got PhD. However, I worked very hard, and I finish all courses required and my thesis and I can get my PhD within two ...
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Work History / Professional Experience Section of US Grad School Application - Listing Research Internships

I'm applying to biomedical sciences Ph.D. programs, and the applications typically allow me to type in my "Work History / Professional Experience." I know that undergraduate research would not fall ...
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Seeking advice on graduate school strategy (Computer Science Masters, followed by PhD, from non-traditional / not CS background) [on hold]

I am applying for a Masters in Computer Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence, from a non-traditional background. Afterward, I am targeting an interdisciplinary PhD after in AI, ...
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PhD in Cryptography after Masters with experience

I hold a masters in mathematics and philosophy (emphasis on logic) and, for personal reasons, I will be joining the US Navy as an officer doing cryptology. I'm curious if I apply afterward to ...
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Applying to informal call for PhD students

My question is about PhD positions in computer science, in EU (non UK) countries. In many cases, websites of research groups/professors advertise PhD positions with something like: "We are constantly ...
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Why is the two-column format so popular?

At least in the field of computer science, I have noticed this to be a common practice. Why exactly is this done? I find it harder to read and follow.
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Should I send my AP scores from highschool to a graduate school I am applying to?

I scored a 3 on my Statistics test, and while it did not count for my undergraduate school as they only accept 4+, it would be a bonus when applying for a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. ...
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Translating French Academic Titles to English

I am an International student who's planning to continue his graduate studies in Canada, my referee who goes by the title "Enseignant-Chercheur" [1] taught me in a Statistics tutorial class and agreed ...
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Should an undergraduate summer research project be put under “employment history”?

I am currently filling out an application for gradute study, which includes a section on employment history. During my time as an undergraduate, I carried out two summer research projects in pure ...
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The choice between changing advisor or just ignoring her and do the PhD research alone?

I'am 2nd year PhD student and I'm in the phase of problem definition and exploration for my research. Other than research, I also do both RA (working on paper review, grants, etc) and TA jobs as well. ...
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Is there a book of summaries of important theories in business [on hold]

I understand this question might be off-topic. However, after looking at both this question and this meta-discussion, I believe it is on-topic. In a class which is trying to teach PhD students how to ...
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Help on a question [on hold]

There are containers with mixtures in a lab. 3/7 of the containers are labeled with the date, 5/6 are labeled with the name of the mixture, and 2/5 are labeled with the weight. What is the minimum ...
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Order of authors in the paper, elsevier

I wrote a paper, and my supervisor is the corresponding author of the paper, but in the PDF of the manuscript the order of authors is different (not the text we wrote as the paper, the first page of ...
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Reproduction and comparison with baseline in paper

I plan to submit an article to a top tier conference in the field of computer science. However, I have certain doubts about the right procedure to compare with state-of-the-art methods in my field. I ...
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Working on the arXiv version of a published paper, how should I cite?

As part of a research project, I use results from this paper. It seems to have been published at least 3 times: as an arXiv preprint from January 2012 in a Springer book from 2012 in another Springer ...
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PhD CV with not experience in academia job

after many years of working on telecommunications for various companies, I decided to change my career to Linguistics, and language technology. to do this I graduated from BA in Modern Languages and ...
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Minimum thereshold for scholarship

I emailed a professor in Australia for a PhD program. In the response, and as a part of that, he told me "For scholarships, you need to be at least 85% and over". What does it mean? Is this refer to ...
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Is the original PhD certificate required for a post-doctoral position in Germany?

I am online applying for a postdoctoral position in Germany. I have the electrical copy of my PhD certificate, and that is sufficient for my application. But the original copy of the certificate is in ...
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Maximum number of recommendation letters for assistant professor position

I am applying for faculty positions as assistant professor. I have two questions regarding recommendation letters. (1) Is there is a limit for the number of references? For me, I have many research ...
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How does copyright work on questionnaires conformed by items?

I have this concern because I have seen that in certain types of questionnaires it is normal that the content is very similar, and that even by coincidence certain phrases are the same. Let me give ...
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The Page Rank effect of Academic recommendations for Graduate School

I am an undergraduate who comes from a relatively small department, with moderate research activities being done around. We don’t have any research lab or dedicated research personnels in my field of ...
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Cheapest journal to publish in?

I went to Statistics and Public Policy journal of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and they told me if my paper were accepted, they would charge $1500 because I have at least 14 pages. Is ...
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How is student feedback dealt with for poorly teaching faculty?

I teach at a teaching university. Research is not a priority. I'm new to the university and am teaching full-time. I believe I've developed a rapport with the current cohort of senior students. ...
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How do European PhD interviews work when a candidate is not local?

How do European PhD interviews work when a candidate is not local? Are virtual interviews common? Edit: In particular, I am interested in interviewing for a German CS position when I am in Slovenia.
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How to earn extra money by money rotation game [on hold]

Some of my colleagues are insisting me to join a group of 10 colleagues ( namely, A, B, C,..., J) in a money rotation game. Each member has to deposit Rs 10,000 per month into a money pool. Amount ...
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Copyright in academic software in the UK

I work on statistical data analysis in neuroscience at a university, and to that end regularly develop small pieces of software. Most of that software I also publish on GitHub under the GNU General ...
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Conducting research at my alma mater

I'm thinking about conducting a research at a specific division of the university from which I received my PhD. The problem is that I don't work there, I'm just part of their alumni. I work at a ...
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What is the best/most important form of publication in applied linguistics/language teaching? [on hold]

I'm wondering what it is commonly considered to be of high value/importance amine the types of publications in applied linguistics/language teaching ? Is it journal article, conference paper, book ...
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Should I reference this a book chapter or a journal article?

I cited https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-52910-7.00027-1 in my thesis and my reference manager identified the reference as a book chapter, which makes sense, since it has the word book in the series ...
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The Importance of First Impression in PhD Applications

I have worked in the industry for the past few years, but am now applying for PhD. I do not have any significant research papers, but can get a few good ones published this year. I have shortlisted a ...
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How to react once you discover someone plagiarized your call for papers?

I am editing a special issue for the reputable Journal A. My special issue is now closed and I am still running the paper reviews. Much to my surprise, I discovered my CFP is plagiarised word-by-word ...
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How to manage publications on a local computer

I would like to find a better way of naming publications which I store on my local computer as PDFs. So far I have been doing something like this: Albano R., Sole A., Adamowski J., Mancusi L. (2014) -...
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Its a math regarding functions from AS Level [on hold]

f(x)=2x-3 for x is greater than of equal to k, where k is a constant.g(x)=x^2-4 for x greater than or equal to -4. (a) Find the smallest value of k for which composite function gf can be formed.
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Eligibility for PhD in the USA

(Note: For international students) If someone has a gap of more than 3 years after obtaining a masters degree, are they eligible for a PhD in the USA?

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