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How do I describe my “academic profile” for graduate school application?

I am filling McGill's Area of Research and Applicant Profile Form for admission to the Electrical Engineering M.Eng. program. I'm not sure how I should answer this: "Academic Profile: Describe your ...
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Is it appropriate to rewrite and republish another author's useful but very badly written paper?

I found an engineering-related academic paper from a number of years ago that was published in an obscure journal, likely not peer-reviewed. The English writing is very bad, like it went through three ...
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Should I change my major to something more useful yet less interesting to me l if I already secured an internship in that field?

I'm currently majoring in Political Science with a computer science minor. I managed to secure an internship with a large, multinational software company for the summer of 2020 as a data analyst (more ...
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Accused of cheating

I had my finals for mg chemistry lecture. When I was starting my examination my professor went to my side and picked up a piece of paper then I realized it was the formula card that one of my ...
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Does auditing a class and taking it later for credit look bad on my transcript?

I am currently a freshman and I'm thinking of taking 3 upper division math courses next semester: Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra 2, and Topology. However, I think that 3 math courses for credit ...
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Information regarding college professors' assigning students' assignments for their own personal research?

Are there any research articles regarding college professors using their students as a tool to complete "freelance work"? An example would be an English professor assigning a research paper to his ...
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How to indicate the type of position of a letter writer?

I am faculty member of a European university and I was asked by a student to write a letter of recommendation for graduate admission to a programme in the US or Canada. Should this letter contain an ...
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I've seen a new paper that says that IH3 and IH5 should be observable. Have anyone actually tried to synthesize such molecules? [closed]

Here's the paper mentioned in the title https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00214-019-2524-0 I've searched the literature but haven't found anything.
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Will it be a problem if I take a letter of recommendation from a lecturer in my department?

I have a pretty well connection with him academically(taught several courses and was one of the teachers of my final year major) and personally. But I am confused if the designation is going to be a ...
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Resource recommentation for graphics design in physics?

I am at that point in my early research career that I am starting to realize how important good illustrations actually are. I am able to make decent posters/presentations with good LaTeX typesetting ...
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Is there any risk in mentioning a new faculty as a potential advisor in you SoP?

I am applying for a program and I know that there is a new professor in the department. He is a tenured faculty and had been for many years at another university before he moves to his new position. ...
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Extreme nervousness during exam period

I'm currently a master student in computer science. I study at a school where we have only one take for the exam. I study really hard, yet I am never able to feel confident enough when the exams ...
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Optimal reference letter writers for permanent positions: Senior experts or younger, more active researchers?

I work in pure mathematics. I have wondered for a while which kind of letter writers might be best when I apply for permanent jobs in US and UK: Roughly speaking, I am weighing up two options: Try to ...
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I did not secure a postdoc position this year. When should I start to apply again?

I defended my PhD recently. I don't have a good CV to start with. In 5 years of my PhD, I managed to publish just 2 (first author) decent papers (I.F ~2.5 & 3.1). I applied for several postdoc ...
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master project topic bigger then I expected

I am a master student in Germany. I want to submit master project (not thesis) in 2 month. project has 4 months duration and 8 credit. I don't have enough experience in research area. The problem is ...
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Estimate unknown variables of sample group based on known variables of population [closed]

I am studying a random group of users of an educational platform. The users of this platform are all high school students (guaranteed). I'm aiming to conduct user research on this group and am now ...
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Unfair penalization of Bachelors thesis resulting in a “downgrade” of my degree [closed]

I recently submitted my completed Bachelors Thesis. In the guidelines we were given for the thesis, it was stipulated that the thesis should not be more than a certain amount of pages long. My thesis ...
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Academic dishonest: Possession of unauthorized materials during an exam that you didn't even know existed

So unfortunately during an exam, I had the misfortune of using an eraser (with cover) that was not mine and had a small amount of words inside it unknown to me. I did not know this was the case, as I ...
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I uploaded a transcript in my online application for grad school but did not include the back side (transcript legend), should I worry?

Title says it. I submitted a transcript in my online application for grad school but did not include the back side which contains the transcript legend (has some general info about my university and ...
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How to determine the merit of an encyclopedia?

Scholarly articles and books have citation counts (in for example Google Scholar), as do specific people in citation metrics such as the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. Even universities have ...
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Do universities in US contain rooms for discussions between students

In India, many universities I know personally does not have any discussion rooms intended for students. There are class rooms(for normal lectures), faculty cabins, seminar halls, administrative ...
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Is it worth enrolling in a Ph.D. program without employment?

As I understand, European universities offer two types of Ph.D. programs: Ph.D. without employment Ph.D. with employment As far as I understand, North American universities do not work in that way. ...
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I don't want to disclose “other schools” in my application

I am making a graduate application that requires me to fill "other schools" that I am applying to. It is not a mandatory field. If I choose not to fill, will my application be negatively impacted? Why ...
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Referring students to external resources

I am a grad student and this is my first time as TA for a course which requires me to grade essays. I usually grade assignments with more objective answers (think late undergrad science labs). A ...
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How much research experience is required for admission into ChemE PhD programs? [closed]

I am a 2018 ChemE grad from Nigeria and I'm applying to ChemE PhD programs in the US. I graduated from a top 5 Nigerian institution where I completed senior research and design projects. I was ...
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Citing and referencing same technology website about what one is writing, is it acceptable?

I've to write about security issues with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services, and I find the most relevant information are on Azure website, not in any journals. Can I cite specific web-pages when I'm ...
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Lack of indexing of article in google scholar [closed]

Our two articles have published in two journals But they do not index in our profile Titles: The Design of Novel Kni-10729 Based Compound for Inhibition of HTLV-1 Protease as Novel Insight for ...
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Social norms about hiring freelance assistants

Is it considered ethical or appropriate for a researcher to hire a freelance contractor to perform or assist in some secondary tasks related to the preparation of a research papers? To make some ...
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What is my salary expectation in Germany with Remuneration group 11 TV-H, if I have master degree?

I did master in Germany. One of the public sector company offers me a job with "Remuneration group(entgeltgruppe) 11 TV-H". "Remuneration group 11 TV-H" is basically for Bachelor. My question is, my ...
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Citing works in a list without having read them

I know this may seem a duplicate question, but I haven't find an answer to my question and I am scared to ask my supervisor. I am doing my literature review in sociolinguistics and I have different ...
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Should I email a corrected version of my essay to graduate admissions?

I realized the writing sample I'd submitted for my grad school application (US grad school) had a small mistake that messed up the formatting of the first page. I'd written the authors' contributions ...
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Can I submit my paper somewhere else during rebuttal period?

During a rebuttal period, with reviews that show a strong indication of overall reject, can I submit the paper to another venue (without violating concurrent submission rules)? The submission deadline ...
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Inclusion of GRE score/completion on CV - under which heading?

First of all, yes I know people have asked questions over whether or not to include the GRE score on here, and the answer is generally no. If you're already in a (US or Canada) grad school. I would ...
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Qualification prior to highest degree

What does it means if someone asks the qualification prior to highest degree ?
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Can't find research area in my master thesis topic

I'm master computer science student. I would like to do my master thesis in a company. I got a topic from a company but the problem is when I show my topic to my professor he said he didn't find ...
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Would doing machine learning during my PhD disqualify me from becoming a professor at a statistics department?

I would like to call myself as a statistician; I have been in statistics programs for seven years now (four year undergrad, two year master’s, one year PhD). I always thought that if I become a ...
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How do successful undergraduate and PhD students differ?

I was recently speaking to a university lecturer about studying at undergraduate and PhD level. He spoke about how many successful undergraduate students ended up doing poorly at research level, as ...
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Declining a paper review after accepting it and seeing the manuscript

Most of the time, when I am invited to review a paper, I am only provided with the title and abstract. The full manuscript becomes available only after I have agreed to review the paper. As per this ...
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Thoughts on if it's possible to succeed in math @ PhD level w/o natural ability in quant reasoning? [closed]

As someone who has a relative deficit in quantitive reasoning (63%ile) vs. verbal (97%ile), but a strong interest in applied math, is it possible to be successful and competitive at the PhD level? I ...
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How to list a series of related experiences in CV

Problem I am applying for Ph.D. in electrical engineering. Since the first few deadlines are coming, I am making final revisions to my CV. There are two related questions I have a rather long (...
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Where to find salary of TVöD public-sector pay grade? Thanks [duplicate]

Hi is there a payscale which can be referred to have an idea of monthly salary for a postdoctoral job? I was told my pay will be according to TVöD public-sector pay grade 13. But no numbers were given,...
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Changing research area and ArXiv

As an undergrad I posted an undergrad research paper on the arXiv. It was not very interesting at all and I did not try to get it published (I essentially only used it for grad school applications). ...
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At a conference, should I visit other people's posters during my poster session?

Usually, conferences give you between 1-2 hours to present your poster. My dilemma is that sometimes I am interested in learning about other posters during that time period. But I also have to keep ...
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Shifting from a mechanical engineering major to a pure mathematics major

A few answers related to such queries are already present in this forum; however, my case is distinct from the others and has some specific restrictions. I am enrolled in a dual degree program in ...
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Question about adding co-first author

The subject of authorship is always a bit challenging, but here's a dilemma: Person A recently graduated from a PhD program in Molecular, Cell Biology. Prior to graduating, A submitted his manuscript ...
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Graduate school needs my masters grade but I have no grades yet!

I've started my graduate school applications for the next year. When I try to provide my university information I fill in a form with my grades. Since I am doing an Msc course this year I have not yet ...
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Professor ignoring emails and not attending office hours

I recently received back an exam, and noticed after reviewing it a few days later a serious grading discrepancy. I sent my professor an email to confirm that he would be available in his next office ...
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Which research group should i choose for PhD? [closed]

I saw some offers for Ph.D. positions from an institute where there are several positions. On the web page, several groups have written a project summary on which the applicant has to write a research ...
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I am finishing my bachelor degree and want to apply for grad school. How to covince them of my research interest when I have done none before?

I am a computer science major aiming for an Ivy League university. I want to pursue research so getting a master's and Ph.D. is only natural. The thing is, I have 0 researches. The reason why I want ...
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Applying to a PhD with a weak masters thesis

I am working on my masters thesis which is the first time that I have ever really taken part in research activities. Throughout the experience I have learned a lot and I think that I would like to ...

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