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Next steps in approaching an unresponsive academic

I am applying for PhD programmes very soon and I have recently been trying to get in touch with my potential referees. At my previous institution there is a professor who knows me the most out of all ...
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Choosing between two good reference letters providers

I am in the process of applying to tenure-track assistant-professorships positions in my home country. Some institutions request no more then 3 reference letters. Two letters I will have from my ...
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How to approach a researcher regarding his latest publication?

There is a group that I've been interested in for a while because we share some of the research interests and because of the very ingenious approach used by its PI. Lately, they published a paper in ...
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How to stay in connection with a professor when you want to apply for the position in his group in next quarter?

I got a strong recommendation from my former supervisor. He wants to recommend me to one of his former colleagues who happens to have no position now. So I have to wait until the Spring Quarter. But I ...
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What are examples of penalties for “self-plagiarism”? [closed]

I graduated from university in June of 2015. I submitted an essay to a philosophy professor in my second year that was substantially the same as an essay I submitted to a TA the year before for one of ...
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Busy professor failed to finish recommendation letters

My application officially ended on Dec 1, but the admission offices are still accepting recommendation letters. One of my professor just finished the letters recently, but there are two letters were ...
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Should I use what the professor says to me in the email as a material to write in the SOP?

So a professor agree to accept me to his lab. I guess that I should write this down on my SOP to increase my chance. The question is: should I use what he said as a material to write in my SOP? Below ...
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Contacting A Professor for Master of Science (Thesis)

I want to know whether or not the professors are generally interested to supervise students in their M.Sc. (Thesis) program. How many students they may supervise? Do professors insist that we know ...
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Why would a professor not reply? [duplicate]

A professor has offered me a summer research project at his lab. The last we had talked was on a Zoom call during which I was offered the position. He had then asked me to send my academic records ...
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Getting into a PhD program with a low gpa but good profile [duplicate]

I am going to apply to few PhD programs in Microbiology (I'm particularly very interested in Microbial ecology) but I'm afraid my undergrad gpa (8.5/10 for the first 6 semester as I'm currently in my ...
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Minimizing cheating in online final exam?

What technologies or techniques are practical for minimizing cheating and collaboration in a University final examination that is to be held online? I have seen some third-party arrangement which ...
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What can be some strong reasons not doing a masters?

I am writing a motivation letter where I have to write why I am directly applying for a Ph.D. position without masters. What can I write so that it seems valid and convincing to the professor? (The Ph....
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Professor didn't acknowledge a late hand-in by email. Is it appropriate to follow up?

I missed a class where I was supposed to hand in an assignment. I arrived at my school at the end of the class, and the teacher had already left, so I sent them immediately by email. It has been a ...
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What are the typical research requirements for an application to lecturer position to be successful? [closed]

When someone is applying for a position as a lecture at an average ranking university in Sweden (equivalent to associate professor elsewhere), what is the typical number of research papers and of what ...
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ratemyprofessors' alternatives for francophone or German-speaking countries

Are there some equivalent/alternatives for the sites like ratemyprofessors.com for francophones or German-speaking countries?
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Failed my professor months ago, not sure what to do now

About 8 months ago I was about to graduate university and was trying to figure out what to do with myself then. A professor asked me if I wanted to do my masters with him and I said yes almost ...
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whether to send a follow-up email asking for research internship

I send a email to inquire about a research internship 3 weeks ago to a professor leading a research group(they clearly state that they have on their web-page) and I like the research group's research ...
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When you no longer want a professor on your dissertation committee [duplicate]

If I already asked a professor to serve on my dissertation committee but I now longer want him on my committee for various reasons, how can I politely tell him this through email? I just don't know ...
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Having collaboration with other professors [duplicate]

I graduated with math degree. Now I want to conduct research which is a kind of combination of two subjects X and Y. I found another professor (by googling) in different country who is working on Y. ...
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Is it more respectful to address a professor who is an MD as “Dr.” or “Professor” in email?

Thus far in my postgraduate academic career I have leaned towards addressing my (US MD) medical school professors who are MDs, MD/PhDs, or PhDs as "Professor", since we are not in a clinical setting. ...
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Long distance collaboration with a professor – wrote manuscript, getting ignored. What to do next?

This summer I was involved in a long distance collaboration with a researcher at an institution for clinical research. I was essentially CC'd to this person via an old colleague who currently works ...
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Can I pursue a PhD while working as an Accounting Instructor/Lecturer?

I plan on becoming an Accounting Professor in the near future. What I was hoping to do was pursue my PhD while working for the university as a lecturer/instructor. I read that many people work as a ...
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Advice for getting professor to submit letter of recommendation

I'm applying to four master's programs. My former professor submitted his letter to the first two schools last month. But he has not submitted to the other two schools. One of them is rolling ...
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Professor not responding to my mails after earlier discussions

I have applied to a professor from another university - and from another country, in case that is relevant - about doing my undergraduate thesis under him. He said he liked my profile and asked me ...
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Emailing professor for help with (non class related) project

I am involved in an extracurricular university-affiliated activity for which I want to do an analysis involving computational fluid dynamics (CFD). There is a professor at my university who has much ...
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I'm about to graduate and enter a 1-year master's program. I don't really know any professors, and I've never done research. How can I get involved?

I'm a senior in CS and will be finishing my undergrad this coming semester at a university with a well-respected CS department. My school has a 1-year extension to our B.S. that gets you a master's, ...
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With editor after initial submission [closed]

My manuscript appears online as " with editor" for 65 days after initial submission in one of the top journals in my field. Could this be because of the Summer vacations? Should I wait till 15 ...
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Adjunct to Full time position conflict

I have been an adjunct at different community colleges. I just got offered and accepted full time teaching position job (verbally) not in paper yet. The unfortunate situation is that I already ...
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Should one professor be the only one teaching a required undergrad course? [closed]

At my university, there is a required 300-level CSSE course taught by a single professor. For about 18 years now, besides one semester when a visiting professor taught it, nobody else has taught this ...
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How to write statement or letter of intent for US graduate school?

I am applying for a Ph.D. position in US universities. One university asked for a statement or letter of intent. There is nothing written on their website(e.g. what I should include, what they are ...
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Advice on choosing recommenders

Currently applying for master programs in US and UK, in the track of media and communications / marketing. I don’t have many connections with Professors and here and my options: The project ...
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Advisor as an assistant professor a reputed private R2 school vs a full professor at a R1 school for PhD [duplicate]

I did my Master's from a top 5 school. Now I have to make a choice between these two professors. While the R2 school is a private school with a great track record of research in my field - there's an ...
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How to publish in genetics without access to funding or a lab?

I am currently working in quite new university as lecturer for applied medical science undergrad in genetics subjects. I am facing some issues: The university requires every lecturer do some ...
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Do professors submit grant proposals just before the deadline just as students submit assignments just before the deadline? [duplicate]

It's well-known that if one sets an assignment with a given due date two weeks in the future, most students will submit the assignment in the 2-hour period leading up to the deadline anyway. I'm ...
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How does endowment chair work [duplicate]

A chair professor is a position from endowment, whose title often starts with a name (of donor). I wonder what is the exact difference between chair professors and normal faculty members as follows: ...
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How do I ask a professor at a different department whether I can attend his classes? [duplicate]

There is a professor in Department X. I will be applying to Department Y & Department Z for a MA that really fits my interests. Now, I am wondering whether the professor in Department X will also ...
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How to remind professors of LORs [duplicate]

I'm running into a problem of reminding my professors of LORs. The letters are due on Dec. 1st and besides sending them reminders thru application systems, I've also sent them emails 4 weeks ago to ...
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Department chair does not respond to my means of communications [closed]

I am an undergraduate student of a fairly small university (around 8,000 undergrads) and I'm not getting any response from my Department chair when I ask for some help with changing around my classes. ...
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how to stop working for other people's thesis?

Last semester, I took a course with my supervisor and he assigned me a project. This project is part of one of his student's theses. I did the project and passed the course. Later, I was asked to ...
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How to handle a lecture course remotely? [closed]

I tried to contact my classmates to ask for their notes, I email 5 of them and none of them have replied back. I have a high GPA and this course is my last course at the university, I really want to ...
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Professor not responding email about his grading, do I have to email again?

I received a failing for a course; however, one of my project (which worth around 10%) was not graded. It is possibly due to my late submission (one minute late). Previously many of his students ...
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What can be done about a professor who doesn't seem to know what they're doing? [closed]

Maybe I'm just frustrated and nothing can really be done (or nothing that will affect me). But anyway... I'm taking an upper level course (an elective directly related to my major of Computer Science)...
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How to negociate your grade wih prof who is discriminating? [closed]

I am a grad level student and took my last course this semester. We had several assiged him better since he is advising that student. What would you do a prof grade you less than what you expected? ...
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Is the practice of keeping written papers or presentations for delivering lectures recommended?

Professors of my institution use PowerPoint presentations or written papers or some other aid material for delivering a lecture in the classroom. But doesn't it indicate less expertise? I have this ...
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Asking a professor for a bonus [closed]

I did bad on the midterm exam not because I did not understand the material well enough but I was anxious on the exam day and did not get enough sleep the night before. I feel terrible about my ...
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regarding a graduate program research methods course

To whom it may concern, I am a graduate student in my didactic year of physician assistant school, and am currently taking our research methods course. Normally our course was spent the way most ...
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how to have publication from thesis?

I have studied for two semesters so far, I got a research proposal from my supervisor now and I am reviewing it. It is crucial for me to have at least 2-3 papers based on my thesis. I am thinking of ...
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When do I start contacting professors for PhD?

Although I have seen a lot of questions similar to this, my situation is substantially different. I want to pursue a Ph.D. but since the deadlines are soon approaching for this academic year (most of ...
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Choosing the best fit sentence to mail prospective PhD supervisor

I am applying for a PhD scholarship which was posted on the university website and for that, I am writing mail to the professor. I have written about my background, academics, interests and experience....
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Connection with professor

I have applied for an integrated MS and PhD program. I have sent am email for that purpose. The professor had an interview of me via skype. Then he sent me 6 of his papers and told me read those. At ...