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failing a lower division class - impact on grad admissions?

I am a third year math major at a top 30 US university. I fear that I may have destroyed my chances for graduate school (or perhaps I am being dramatic). I would really appreciate if someone could ...
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Moving from Physics to Neuroscience

I have done my MSc in Physics. Recently I applied for PhD in neuroscience at the national brain research centre in India. Can anyone guide me on what type of questions will be asked in the interview ...
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Are all graduate Guaranteed Admission Programs the same?

I've been researching the various GAP's, Early Assurance Progs, etc. There is enough overview information on applying and the requirements, but what happens AFTER a student is accepted into the ...
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What are some red flags of a bad Ph.D. superviser?

Regarding my recent question about a traumatising situation, what advise you would provide for newbie/ novice/ beginner researchers to spot a bad Ph.D. guide? I identified 5 red flags that I didn't ...
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What is the best way to approach professors in USA and Canada about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

I live in an Asian country and completed my master's in Math in June 2020. I want to do a PhD in Europe, but I have had some difficulties in finding a suitable position. I do not believe doing a PhD ...
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Google Scholar Search Engine (Crawl Bot) Copyright issue inquiry

I have a question about the Google Scholar Search Engine (Grawl Bot) copyright issue. Any advice would be appreciated. Here is the story. My university library accidentally uploaded my restricted ...
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Should I argue why my model is relevant when it is presented, or in a later discussion section?

I'm writing my master thesis on simulation of active matter. The Chapters of my thesis are currently: Introduction, Theory, Simulations, Discussion, and Conclusion. In my simulation chapter I ...
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How to delete a version of an arxiv paper but keep some of the versions?

I've been searching this a long time but found no answer. Suppose I have three version [v1] Fri, 1 Apr 2022 19:59:40 UTC (5,413 KB) [v2] Sun, 10 Apr 2022 01:50:29 UTC (5,668 KB) [v3] Fri, 15 Apr 2022 ...
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Author name-surname mistake in the Google Scholar citation

I have a problem with the appearance of my paper in Google Scholar. My name is correctly represented in the journal artical as "Nilhan Kaya," so the citation should be "Kaya, N". ...
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I'm doing an industrial PhD. How to convince the company to let me publish my source code?

I'm pursuing an industrial PhD within a company in the context of an European project, having two directors: one from the company and another from the university. The topic of my PhD is related to ...
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How to handle a plagiarism report commented by arxiv?

I wrote an article in mathematics (number theory) and submitted it in arxiv in January 2020. I did check plagiarism at my institute which was less than 10%. (Edit: Why do I check ? Because it is 2016 ...
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Can I use Researcher in XXX as a job title instead of formal position?

I plan to apply positions after getting my phd degree. Between graduation and getting a formal job, I am going to use "researcher in xxx" as a job title. Actually, I plan to use it after ...
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IEEE submission vs ArXiv Version with missing IEEE-statement

I've just got and corrected my revised paper. I submitted the revision to IEEE and I uploaded a newer version to ArXiv. BUT I made a mistake and the IEEE-disclaimer statement was regretfully missing ...
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What Are Some Good, but not Top Machine Learning Conferences in North America? [closed]

I am not sure if this is the correct forum to ask this question, and forgive me if it is too shallow. Basically, I want to publish, and although the results are promising, my paper was recently ...
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Delaying TT position to finish postdoc?

I am trying to decide if negotiating to delay the start of a TT position in order to complete the 2nd year (out of 2) of my current postdoc is a good idea. I am mostly interested to hear your thoughts ...
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PhD Offers: Rejecting an American University after having accepted it to go to a British University? [closed]

Question: I accepted a PhD offer from an American University (AU) on 14th April, but just received an offer from a British University (BU) today, on 24th May. Should I turn down AU right now to go to ...
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Can I cite two different sources before and after the comma in one sentence?

For example, if I want to write the sentence like this: Although researchers have proved [first thing](name1, XY), [second thing] is also confirmed effective (name2, XY). Both the first and second ...
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Enumerating multiple sources in one sentence in APA-style?

How are academic papers supposed to cite multiple sources in the same sentence when enumerating? Which of the following examples does it right? (in APA) Prevalent models within this context are model ...
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Should I inform a person that I am going to acknowledge him in a paper? [duplicate]

I am collaborating in a multi-authored paper in physics. In one part, I made a mathematical contribution and proved some important theorem. However, I was not sure whether my proof is quite correct. ...
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What are the common things to keep in mind when writing a survey paper? [duplicate]

I am a faculty of computer science and Engineering. I have done my PhD in theoretical computer science. From last 6 months, I am interested in applied machine learning. I have done a course on machine ...
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What will happen if the panelist in my thesis defense does not like my thesis in College level? Will I fail?

I am currently graduating student and having a thesis project to pass the course and requirement for graduation. Is it possible to fail the my program if the panelist in my defense does not like my ...
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What is the smallest reasonable amount of time needed to prepare lectures?

What is the smallest reasonable amount of time needed to prepare lectures? I have recently learned that professors at my university (in UK) don't know who is going to teach one of the new modules ...
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PhD student pressured to fabricate data due to bad experiment design

Summary: It took me 3 years to analyze data from one sample (n=1) whereas correct way to perform experiment would be with n>=3. Now my job and funding are in question, since I don't have more time. ...
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Can a PhD candidate be a guest editor in a peer reviewed journal?

I am a PhD candidate (last year) and was invited as a guest editor in a peer reviewed journal. I am excited to take the experience and I am sure I will handle it well, but I am not sure if I have to ...
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Faculty job negotiation - dual career and salary [closed]

I received a phone call from the department chair informing me that they are willing to give me an offer. Then, he sent me the startup sheet and asked me to send them my comments. This sheet contains ...
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US Assistant Prof salary negotiation with counter offer before going up for tenure

I'm an assistant prof. in a public US university. I have to go up for tenure this year. The department I'm in is somewhat mismanaged, with lots of politics and favoritism. Many have left the ...
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How do I prepare a slide talk presentation for conference in mathematics?

I am a graduate student in mathematics. I am preparing to give a 20-minute short talk for a conference. I am looking at some beamer presentations this one and this one. Neither of these slides neither ...
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Include cover letter when it is not required?

I am considering a paper submission to a journal. In the submission platform, it is possible to upload a cover letter but it is not required. (In the past, I 've submitted to other journals where the ...
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Professor obligated to take the lab of the course whilst having the course [closed]

In our university, the professor has obliged the students to take the lab and the course together. In this university the laboratory courses cannot be emergency dropped from a semester. The laboratory ...
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Unanswered Postdoc and Career Opportunity E-mails [closed]

I'm doing a PhD on the history of Afghanistan. I have an international congress paper and an international article. I send e-mails written in academic language to many institutions and academicians in ...
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Should I reveal my slides bit-by-bit when giving a presentation/lecture?

In the comments on this question, there were a two opposing opinions (anti, pro) on the technique of revealing slides bit-by-bit, rather than all at once. The argument against doing so was that ...
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Should a professor acknowledge a student research funding source after the student left?

I am in a weird situation. I changed my advisors during my Ph.D. program. I received research funding for my doctoral research before I changed advisors. The funding source does require funding ...
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Career Planning to optimize for Biomedical Research [closed]

I completed my A-levels with good grades (4.0) and want to work as a biomedical researcher (I am not so certain about the specific field but for now I really like Neuroscience especially Brain-Machine-...
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Is it ethical for students to share the digital textbook? [closed]

copyright laws of Republic of South Africa
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Is it collusion?

Is it collusion to discuss your assignment after you and the other party have both submitted it? A friend of mine and I want to discuss our assignment after we have both submitted it. The assessment ...
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Did my professor act unethically by publishing a paper with a figure from my thesis without any acknowledgement?

Title says it all, but for specifics.. Just found out my thesis advisor published a paper last year using a figure from my thesis. The thesis is in embargo until later this year. I do have be honest ...
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Self-plagiarism in coursework?

Suppose somebody is repeating a class, where the assignment topic is the same every year. Is it self-plagiarism if that person is handing in the same or a similar paper, essay, etc.?
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Second-guessing my decision to do a PhD and looking for opinions

I'm a Master's student that has recently been persuaded into transitioning into the PhD program. I have been at this lab for a year and enjoyed the work I'm doing. I was scared of the pressure of ...
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Differencea in working at academia and corporate technical jobs [duplicate]

What are some differences in working at corporate technical jobs and academia (in pursuit of pure research on field X)? I am working in tech company and I'm slowly getting fed up with deadline ...
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Is it ethical for lecturers to give marks based on another criteria other than the one they prescribed?

Is it ethical for a lecturer to give all students in their class full marks for a module when they have not assessed the quality of the assessments? In one class, students were told they would be ...
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Citing programming packages [duplicate]

I wanted to ask how to cite python packages into a scientific article. I used a code package for my project and I can not find a scientific publication of the package I used. Exist a standard to cite ...
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Is it possible to enroll in a college just to do a master's thesis?

So I graduated with a master's degree 5 years ago. Back then my priorities were different and I didn't opt for the thesis option. I kind of regret not doing a thesis. Is it possible to apply to the ...
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Software for creating hand-written slides that are revealed gradually

I am looking for software to create slides like these. I want everything to be hand-drawn/hand-written. I don't want to draw/write anything at the time of presentation, but I want parts of the slides ...
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The understandability bias [closed]

I am a PhD student. I feel like I am increasingly experiencing situations where ideas that are explained in a way everyone can understand them are criticized as being too simple to be a major ...
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how to assess student experiences from research opportunities?

I teach a Course for Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) on marine soundscapes and communication. Throughout the semester each student leads a project of their choosing using my own databases, ...
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Methodology structure for undergraduate thesis [closed]

This is a very basic question, hope you can help me. I study abroad and I am working on my final year thesis. My thesis subject relates to the field of finance. In the literary review I establish a ...
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How to ask my co-author to put our paper on arXiv?

I am a math postdoc who defended his Ph.D. two years ago. I have been working on a project with some senior mathematician for 1.5 years. I also invited him to the university where I am affiliated for ...
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Is it too early to ask about the status of my paper?

I submitted my paper to an Elsevier math journal specialized in my research area on May 3rd. The paper is a bit long but on a fairly mainstream topic. The paper status is still "with editor" ...
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Why do professors like to read complex research papers? [closed]

I noticed that people read complex research over the obvious when they see a simple and clear abstract they don't read it why is this ?
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Time commitment to review very long article

I've been asked to review an 80 page article (63 pages + 15 page appendix, it's computer science). I've already sunk a lot of time into this, and am maybe 2/3rds of the way through. Luckily, it is a ...
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