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Should I include my (unofficial) class rank in my SOP?

I'm applying to a top program and one thing I'm not super confident about is my GPA. It's good (it satisfies the course's requirement) but not stellar. Even my referees probably won't say amazing ...
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Is it possible to gain admission to an engineering master's program without an undergraduate engineering degree?

I tried to search for this and could not find it. This is my first stack exchange post so go easy please. Here is my situation. I have an undergraduate degree in economics from a top tier economics ...
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How to determine high yield textbook problems?

If I have to study for an exam, like organic chemistry, I know that I should be studying my notes and, most importantly, practice problems. However, when you have to review for final that is ...
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Applying to a PhD program whose offer I rejected last year

As the title suggests I applied to a PhD program last year, I got an offer, but accepted the PhD offer from a different school, in a different (but not too different) field. Now, there are many ...
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Author affiliation: If a published work is not done for my company, what affiliation should I use?

I get a work of mine accepted, but I did it completely in my free time and did not use any of my company's resource. Should I put my company or no affiliation as my affiliation?
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If a potential professor said he did not accept any more PhD students this year, could I reach to another professor?

I applied a PhD program. I contacted one professor and told him that I would like to join in his research team. He replied to me that he was unlikely to take on any direct advisees this year. He also ...
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non-scientific travel costs refunding [duplicate]

I have been accepted for postdoc position. Apart from travel grant to attend conferences, I would like to know whether there exists any ticket allowance for my first travel ( from my country to the ...
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faculty misconduct policy of academic societies [on hold]

I would like to find research misconduct policies of the academic societies in various disciplines. References will be appreciated.
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Do you need to cite generalizations in introductory paragraphs and topic sentences?

Suppose Jack Smith writes an article proving that Renaissance ideology can exist in the modern era through technology, and that this proves that the ideology can be reconceptualized in other regards, ...
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Searching for specific characters in publication titles

Is there any way to search for articles that include a specific character in their name? For instance, suppose you want to find articles that include $, £ or € in their title. When I have tried to ...
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Are keynote talks being purchased?

I recently listened to a talk given by Brian Lunduke about problems that GNU/Linux are currently facing. There (roughly 26m48s into the video) he mentions that keynote presentation timeslots are being ...
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How many professors will be there at the PhD admission Skype interview? [on hold]

I was wondering about 1) How many professors will be present at a Skype PhD admission interview? 2) How long typically the interview last? 3) it's a Business field, so, will I be asked about what ...
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how much emphasis to put on the GitHub reputation in the CS MS application?

My undergraduate major was not CS but Civil Engineering, and I took 5 CS courses in college. I worked as a software engineer for 5 years after I graduated, but I didn't work for famous companies. I ...
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How do US Grad schools interpret international GPAs, and do they have any internal filters?

I am completing my applications to several US Physics graduate programs, and I am concerned on how they handle the applications in the preliminary stages. I am an international student coming from the ...
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In grading, professor takes into account submission time, performance compared to other students, and visibility of posters. Is it fair?

I came across this site trying to see if the way my professor has graded certain assignments is fair, and if it's grounds to complain to someone higher up at my college (I'm not sure who I would go to ...
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How long is the waiting time for having a phone/Skype interview?

I applied for some faculty positions, starting from Nov 01 to Nov 15 and one on Dec 01. I was wondering how long it takes for the search committee to shortlist the candidates for a phone/Skype ...
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Should I e-mail my professor after completely blanking on my final exam?

I had a final exam today in my dynamics class. I took the exam with Adaptive Services because of my medically diagnosed ADHD, Anxiety, and OCD (among other things). I have been studying since ...
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how to recall a request for recommendation letter from professor

I asked my professor to write me a recommendation letter for graduate school, but now my plan of attending graduate school has changed. instead of going to graduate school, I will try to find a job, ...
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My former adviser published an article from my master thesis in a predatory journal without my consent, what should I do now?

My former master adviser published an article, which is derived from my master thesis, in a predatory journal without my consent. He put my name as the first and corresponding author and his name as ...
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Can auditing students attend consultation hours?

Assume a university allows students to audit classes informally, so they're not enrolled and don't pay, but they attend classes anyway. Obviously, no one has obligation to allow these students to ...
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For pure math PhD programs, what are essential topics after the topics in the GRE subject test in mathematics? [on hold]

Here is one of my related questions: Math GRE Coverage After the basics of topology, abstract algebra, linear algebra, analysis and number theory, what are essential topics for any pure math PhD ...
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Shall I accept a postdoc offer before campus visits/other postdoc announcements? [duplicate]

I have got a postdoc offer from a fairly good university, but the location is not too favorable. They ask me to reply by early January. In the meantime, I am waiting for the follow-up news after my ...
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How to simplify this algebraic fraction? [on hold]

The question Hello! I was solving GCSE Mathematics questions today when I came across this. I have the answer to it but I can't work my way to simplify this down to the correct answer, if you guys ...
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Mature Textile Student [on hold]

I was advised by Admissions to apply for Post Graduate degree in Textile Design. I can't keep up with required computer skills necessary. I am dyslexic and take ADD meds. Was told dyslexia was an ...
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I'm in a religious country, and my religious supervisor is praying, what should I do?

My supervisor and all his other doctoral students are religious practicing, while I don't, as a "non-religious". We never discuss religion together, but sometimes they all leave to pray together, and ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing research without studying for a degree?

I want to do research by myself and with my friends, but I don't want to apply for a degree. What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing research without studying for a degree?
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Publishing several research papers in the same journal [duplicate]

In some cases a specific journal is one of the most important and relevant places for a research topic. So, is this normal and acceptable (for a pre-Ph.D. researcher) to have several papers published ...
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The Pros and Cons of Volunteering in Organizing Workshop in High Prestigious Conference

The last year, I have been granted a fund from a workshop in High Prestigious Conference, from a couple of days I have received from the organizer if I would like to volunteer in organizing the next ...
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Generalization of results obtained from a paper that may be “false”

I am a PhD student in mathematics, currently working on an article (article A) from two leading researchers in my field published in an 0.72 Impact journal. I have an idea to generalize their results ...
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How to set up an efficient watch on publications in planetary science?

The number of journal on the topics tends to be quite high and most researchers of the field have yet to take on the habit of sharing their preprints on archive repositories (ArXiv or others). Do ...
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Which is more important in determining author order: time spent or results obtained?

This is in the field of life sciences, i.e. a field in which the order of authors is not determined randomly but reflects author contributions (whatever that means); in other words, being first author ...
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Is it possible to make minor (making a space between two words) proof corrections after already submitting a proof reading to a journal?

After submitting back an online proof reading corrections of an accepted paper, I found a very trivial mistake; just making space between two words. The words take vague meaning if left not spaced. Is ...
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How to respond the reviewer who reject my paper but editor ask to revise

The editor asked me to revise my paper and answer the reviewers' questions. Two of three reviewers asked me to revise some parts and agree that it is quite new and can improve it but one of them ...
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Should I use abbreviations for university names while writing my Statement of Purpose?

I am specifically asking for University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I am writing a Statement of Purpose for the university and have to mention it a few times. Should I write the complete name or ...
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Time Resolution for Graduate Application Deadlines

Say I visit a graduate school and check out their admissions deadlines: (A) Applications are due before Dec 15th It's pretty school you need to submit before the school's clock reaches 0:00:00 of ...
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Is it legal to publicly share questionnaires from research articles?

I've found articles on the development of diagnostic questionnaires that I only have access to through my university. I'm interested in sharing some of them publicly online so more people can have ...
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Can you plagiarize a fact- or evidence-based, objective conclusion/claim?

Suppose a secondary source proves that poverty was rampant in the Middle Ages by using a variety of primary sources (or statistics from other secondary sources). If years after reading this secondary ...
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Should programming assignments be graded based on results from unit tests or based on the similarity to the correct implementation? [migrated]

Imagine students in a course on algorithms & data structures, which are given homework assignments to implement things like trees, hash sets, sorting algorithms, etc. Due to the high number of ...
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Does this tool exist: Literature search citation filter?

I'm wondering if a tool/website to do a specific task exists: Suppose I have a set of papers (which we'll say for simplicity are hosted on the arxiv), S. I want to keep track of all the papers that ...
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How do you cite a paper that you found online?

I found this paper online and would like to cite it. I've looked up the rules for citing conference papers, but this is not a conference paper. It's also not a book and not a website and not an essay. ...
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Does having much knowledge in other branches help one's research in mathematics in one's own field? [on hold]

I am wondering if having much knowledge in other (seemingly not directly related) branches of mathematics is helpful to a mathematician in his own research. Say there are two algebraic topologists A ...
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Is this considered plagiarism? [on hold]

So I submitted my work to my professor, he graded it and told me to make changes. I am submitting the same project to the same professor, however to make the changes I am writing in a new doc. I want ...
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Reporting a student who may be psychologically disturbed

Yesterday, a colleague from my school's history department brought me a student's final project from her history class. The assigned project was to produce a "creative" project dealing with a ...
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Is it better to publish a few papers in one journal, or one paper each in several (equally good) journals? [duplicate]

Suppose there are several journals with the same impact factor. Is it better to submit my papers to one of them or each time I finished a manuscript it is better to submit to an equally good journal ...
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How to cite this booklet/manual?

I am not sure how should I cite this concrete thing - https://www.credit-suisse.com/media/assets/corporate/docs/news-and-expertise/articles/2016/07/global-investor-2-15-en.pdf I am using bibtex, but ...
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Unpublished research similar to mine

I am a PhD student and I wrote a paper in the social sciences. The contribution of my paper is that it's the first non-North American analysis on the subject. There is a working paper I found online ...
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Mention a potential adviser in Statement of Purpose who are in another department

I am very interested in the work of a professor who works for department X. His work is interdisciplinary and I am interested in the engineering aspects of his work. I contacted him and he agreed to ...
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My research group “fishes data” is there anything I could do?

I am a PhD student and my supervisors have a "different approach" for doing research, so not digging into the literature to find a gap and then do research on that. But they just do some surveys and ...
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Is there a database of granted and declined funding proposals available with abstracts?

I´m looking for a database of granted and declined scientific funding proposals. The applications should contain an identifier of the subject as well as the semantic components of the application and ...
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Is there a default license for code libraries that accompany scientific research papers

I read a scientific paper, which is accompanied by a code library published by the authors. I couldn't find anything about its license. Could I just reuse the code? Is there a default license for ...

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