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Have trouble retaining material I learn in grad school. Is this common?

I have just began my first year as a math graduate student at a US school. I am having an issue in the fact that During my undergraduate years, I would only take 2-3 classes a semester, and usually ...
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Google Scholar Search Result Rankings

I am attempting to identify how Google Scholar chooses which publications to rank highly in search results. I'm aware that Google Scholar uses metadata from academic websites, but therein my ...
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MY MASTERS FINAL REPORT SUBMITTED TO WRONG UNIVERSITY [closed]

After checking turntin report of my final project ,I realized it has 95% similarity index and document submitted to National hsing Chung university without my knowledge but the previous ...
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Is a Master's thesis considered 'published'?

I'm currently applying for PhD positions in the US, having completed a Master's degree in Engineering in the UK and then working in Industry for the past 13 years. I'm a bit confused as to the extent ...
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Writing “thank you” note to professor who will write more LOR's?

I have been working with a professor for research for over a year and will continue to for at least another year. The professor has written several letters of recommendation for me in the past, and ...
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What could be a next thing after my theoretical physics career has not worked out? [closed]

Perhaps this question is about leaving the academia, but hopefully it's still in the right place. Given that many people have been there before, I'll spare you most of the personal details. Late in my ...
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My article that was cited in a book does not appear on google scholar

The name of my article is Hominin interbreeding and the evolution of human variation and it is referenced in the book "Ingenious: The Unintended Cost of Human Innovation" But this does not appear on ...
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What are the criteria that determine if a research group/professor is actively pursuing research?

While searching for research groups pertaining to my area, I came across one that matched my interests well. But in the publications page, the most recent paper was written in the year of 2015, which ...
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Is it possible to submit a MathJobs application before a reference letter arrives?

If I'm awaiting a reference letter, is it possible to send a MathJob application before the reference letter arrives? If I do this, will the employer be able get that reference letter whenever it is ...
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MS in Mathematics, having trouble finding work outside teaching algebra

10 years ago, I got an undergraduate degree in IT/CompSci from a good school. I spent most of my hours playing video games or drinking beer, and learned only enough to get a barely passing GPA. I ...
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Got 0% on a midterm in Math Graduate school [closed]

The title says it all, I studied very hard I would say, and it’s seemed to amount to nothing. I mainly focused on one part of the material since we only had to solve 2 out of the 4 problems on the ...
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When writing a textbook, what percentage of the material should be already known and what should be novel?

When I am reading a textbook, especially on some esoteric subject, I sometimes wonder what percentage of the textbook consists of known, published material, and what percentage is the author's own ...
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I believe my PhD dissertation was unfairly graded too low (cum laude): what should I do?

I recently completed my Ph.D. in Germany. I believe my dissertation was evaluated extremely unfairly. For my dissertation, I published seven papers in high-impact international medical journals (IF ...
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In mathematics, is it a problem if all research is joint with senior co-authors?

If a mathematics postdoc's publications are all co-authored with established senior co-authors (e.g. advisors), could it be a problem when applying for tenure-track jobs? I wonder in particular if ...
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PhD Application in Mechanical Engineering Research in Computer Graphics

I want to apply for PhD program in mechanical engineering at Stanford. Furthermore, I want to conduct research in the area of computer vision and computer graphics with application to robotics, ...
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While applying for PhD in a particular topic, how useful is research in a different (maybe slightly related) topic?

I have done 2 research projects on a topic, say "A". But now I am changing my field of work slightly, to say topic "B", and will do my masters thesis on "B". How useful will my projects on "A" be ...
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How to cite from fact sheet with no in-text references [duplicate]

Some fact sheets have no in-text citation, just sources of information at the end of the article, how can I cite the information in this case ???
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Is it okay to write a cover letter with one more page

I have written a cover letter for faculty positions. I read that it need to be one page. However, mine is one page and half since i have many experience including industry and research. Is that okay?
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Who gets to access a case study database and how?

In Case Study Research, Yin (2003) states the importance to build a case study database, in order to increase the reliability of the findings. "...without a case study database, the raw data may ...
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When a work on machine learning has enough material to be publishable?

I am addressing the research especially the community on machine learning or deep learning. For someone who is interested on applying machine learning or deep learning on another field. What do you ...
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On areas of overlap between Computer Science and Economics [closed]

For those who want to be involved in both disciplines throughout academia (BS to MS to PhD) as well as in the workplace/career, what are some places of overlap between Economics and Computer Science? ...
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A professor commented that my research is too simple as compared to my colleagues. What does that mean about my future prospects?

I gave a departmental seminar yesterday. It was a short 20 minutes presentation of my PhD thesis. I had presented two of my published works during the seminar. My research topic was to model an ...
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How can I help to participate in data collection or research work as a field researcher? [closed]

To clarify my question, due to length limitations in question part. For PHD, Researcher allowed to take part as research subject for data collection/analysis? How to include personal accounts of/...
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Am I too old to do an MS in Finance?

I want to do a Masters in Finance. I am from India. I am 30 years old. I have seen that most people in masters programs in finance are less than 25 year old. I also don't have much in terms of ...
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Applying to an Econ PhD program as a software engineer? [closed]

I'm in a similar situation as this poster: https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/16428/career-change-to-economics-from-software-engineering , but it doesn't look like anyone answered about ...
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(Re-)entering UK academic system after a long time abroad

This is a sort of general existential question, but I hope it's specific enough to be welcome here. I'm a reasonably successful not-quite-exactly-young-any-more researcher in my field, but I don't ...
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Is it proper to use google map image in scientific paper?

I have used a google map image as an illustration of street map within my study area. And I have submitted the paper containing this figure to a journal owned by Elsevier. Meanwhile, the reviewer ...
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When should I send the so-called “inquiry email”?

I’ve heard that, prior to applying, undergraduates sometimes express interest to faculty members of graduate schools via email. I know that this is most often done (fairly?) close to the time of ...
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Is referencing online solution acceptable when completing assignments

I'm not sure if I'm overthinking this. Recently I had an assignment that is intended to be completed individually in which I cannot understand one of the questions at all. Lectures didn't help as the ...
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Regarding academic misconduct [closed]

I'm currently a Ph.D. student and I have been reading a lot about retraction of scientific papers. I understand that scientific integrity is a big issue and that we should be as honest about the ...
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What other ways to get more citations than arxiv?

I have a paper accepted in a conference. I want to make it available online so I can get more citations. What other ways to do so ? Posting the abstract on ResearchGate?
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Should a citation be included when answering a question regarding a specific source?

For example, "How do the six types of shenanigans relate to the ethical use of a flux capacitor according to Smith and Smith?" (Smith and Smith are authors of the textbook). For this type of ...
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How would native english speakers do in a Proficiency exam? [closed]

Everyday I get more surprised about the native language level of people. It looks like the habit of everyday talking tends to negatively bias their language level. I’ve seen around some similar ...
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Does my Anthropology PhD topic have to be the same as my Masters topic?

I have a MSci in Social and Cultural Anthropology. While doing the masters, I chose a thesis topic that I ended up hating. I finished the thesis regardless and graduated with merit. I want to now ...
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Are university lawyers usually faculty members or “just” support staff?

Many universities will have a Faculty of Law whose academic staff would be largely (or entirely) composed of certified lawyers; I imagine that the same would be true of many of their PhD students. ...
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Is it acceptable to mark off or comment on someone's presentation based on their non-standard English accent?

I am working as a TA for a seminar course and class presentations are considered a significant part of the total mark for the course. Some of the students in the class — who mostly happen to be ...
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Conflict of interests and the assignment of referee for a very narrow field

Consider a very small scientific field with three major contributors and a total of 15 authors, all of them had coauthored with everyone else. In this field how could the editor choose referee for ...
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Research exposition configuration of multiple topics/profiles [closed]

My friend has discovered many groundbreaking results on a specific topic in mathematics, which he finds really hard to configure them up at a single place, that is his first research paper, and also ...
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How many articles should a PhD candidate in applied linguistics /humanities optimally publish during their PhD? [closed]

I'm just wondering of how many publications /articles a phd student in applied linguistics /humanities should optimally publish during the course of their studies? I'm talking about what would ...
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Why are dates (of writing or publication) missing in scientific papers?

When I read a scientific paper I usually would like to know the point in time when it has been written or publicized. I would expect such a date written near to other meta data like the the author's ...
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Is it a lack of passion or competency if I don't want to leave my current position for 6 months?

I am about to defend my thesis. It has been a tough journey full of self doubt, self motivation and sheer perseverance. I am hoping that I can justify the time spent on my PhD to my defense committee. ...
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The French school of mathematics “has entered a demographical dip”

In an interview made for the 25th anniversary of the Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche, its head Professor Loïc Merel says at 1:25: Les doctorants que nous formons aurons une ...
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Need advice regarding my possibly conflicting research idea

I'm an undergraduate student just getting started with a proper research in machine learning. Oftentimes, when I'm experimenting with new ideas, I find that a similar or better research was already ...
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How can you know for which domains one is an endorser in arxiv [closed]

Is there a way to know this? Because by passing over publications of certain authors, it is hard to find one which they uploaded. In other cases, many of them are not registered as owners and this ...
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Chance of applying as a prospective PhD student in semesters [closed]

Is it usual that the chance for a PhD student that aims to apply for the second semester of the educational year (i.e. spring semester) and sends his/her application for professors may be lesser than ...
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Ethics questions concerning a referee assignment

Asking this question here as it was suggested in one of the comments from MO. I recently refereed a paper that I returned to the author(s) for revision. The thrust of their argument relied on a claim ...
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Value of undergraduate research without publication on PhD applications (CS)

Next fall, I will begin the process of applying for PhD programs in CS. I have been involved in research labs ever since I came to this university two years ago, but to this day, there hasn't been an ...
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How do researchers use published plots?

I was wondering how people deal with data represented with plots (of any kind) in a published paper, in particular for what regards Physics. When doing theoretical research (but not only), often you ...
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Are delays and 'being stuck' normal in PhDs, and how much should I work to compensate?

I'm doing a PhD in Computer Science in France (completed 10 months out of 3 years), and I am annoyed at how slow I am to produce results. Long story short, I have explored various potential ...
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How to spot unproven theoretical hypothesis/ideas as an experimentalist/engineer?

Or inverserly, where do academic theoreticians/mathematicians try to sell their ideas and hypothesis depending on how: rigorous speculative potential for applications Can some of such share here ...

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