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How can a I check plagiarism free of cost before submitting my research paper?

My graduate school doesn't offer TurnItIn facility. All tools available online charge money. How can a I check plagiarism free of cost before submitting my research paper?
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I missed a paper from the past year which is very close to what I am doing. What should I do?

I have worked on a project for 8 months and am due to submit it in a month. Recently I found a paper (by a professor from a different university) which is very similar to mine and even goes a step ...
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How do I save my group project and my mark?

I'm concerned about two members in my Marketing Simulation school group project this year. Let's call them Member A and Member B, respectively, in this. Besides me, there are 5 members in this group. ...
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Is it possible to have the contract starting date before actually starting to work?

I got an offer for an assistant professor position in the USA starting on September 1st. Classes start on August 21st. So I am expected to start teaching at the university before I'm actually employed....
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Is a PhD program the stage at which you define and carve out your own research niche?

Is a PhD the time when you define your academic path, or at least outline what it may become? While researchers have the freedom to change topics throughout their careers, would you recommend striving ...
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I am copywriting my college final year project. What should I put in address section? [closed]

Summary: Our guide told us to put the college's addresses. however, I have seen others put there own addresses. What should be filled in the address section?
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What is the average number of students looked at for a quantitative education study? [closed]

On average, how many students are looked at for a quantitative education study?
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Updating co-author order after circulating draft

I recently identified a major methodological issue in a co-author's draft paper. I then worked for 30+ hours including on several weekends to develop, implement, debug, and document a solution due to ...
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Arguments for vs against filtering Internet Access to legal Websites on University Campus

A university in Germany is using Cisco's Umbrella to filter network access. It affects most areas on the campus used by scientists and students. The filtering goes beyond what is required by law — ...
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My dad forces me to go to work with him every single day, and he never lets me study what I dream of doing [closed]

I really want to study aerospace engineering, but my dad thinks i should go to work with him every day renovating houses because “its the only career I will succeed in.” He never lets me study, always ...
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How should one decide the author order

Some introduction: I am a PhD freshman studying electrical engineering. Currently, a group member (who I consider a friend, also a freshman) and I are collaborating on a paper in configurable hardware ...
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Will a low PhD GPA be a problem for industry R&D positions?

I am pursuing my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (controls) in India. My undergraduate GPA in mechanical engineering was good, but my PhD GPA has been low (6.8/10). Will this bad GPA affect my ...
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How do you reference Amazon - the company?

How do you reference Amazon - the company - in a bibliography? The guides online have examples for citing a product on Amazon, but how do you cite the company itself?
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What are the consequences of rejecting a Marie curie doctoral position, after accepting it?

I have recently been selected for a Marie curie doctoral position and have to inform the selection committee about my decision within a week. I don’t want to let go of this opportunity, but I also ...
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Advancing my academic career in mathematics without university support

I am about eight months away from completing a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. I am what you would call a "non-traditional" student - I am an adult who decided to change careers and I'm ...
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Should I list my work as a frequent journal reviewer as a volunteer work in LinkedIn?

I am a frequent reviewer for a particular (computer science) journal, and I wonder if the review work I do counts as a "volunteer" work? I do already list this work in my CV under (PROFESSIONAL ...
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Why would a university restrict publication of work due to plagiarism fears if TurnItIn was used?

I used to host some code I'd written for university assignments publicly on my GitHub account (after the deadlines had passed, of course). Before long, I received an email from the dep't asking me to ...
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Disadvantage of having only accepted papers but no published papers while applying for a postdoc position

Is there any disadvantage of having only accepted papers but no published papers while applying for a postdoc position? All my papers are in arxiv, where the names of journals where my papers will ...
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How do you validate the credibility of arXiv cited papers in IEEE conferences?

As a reviewer, should I point in the comments that, "I" think it is not right to cite a paper that is not peer reviewed -- arXiv papers, rather, cite a closely related/relevant peer reviewed ...
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Transitioning from theory to experimental post-PhD? [duplicate]

I’m currently pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering, specializing in control theory and process control. My research topic is mostly related to analytical optimization methods and control theory. I’...
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Will the journal contact my supervisor without me knowing?

I sent my supervisor a manuscript, he did not have time to read it, gave me no feedback, and told me to put his name in the acknowledgements. I worked all by myself and one month later, my supervisor ...
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Regarding postdoctoral position in the USA [closed]

I have recently given postdoc interview. the professor was impressed by my CV and publications and immediately replied. next week I gave presentation. though I was little nervous, she understood it ...
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Teaching talks as part of the interview process for a faculty position?

How common is it, when applying for faculty positions, that the applicant is asked to give a talk as if they are teaching an undergraduate class? Does the likelihood of this being asked depend on how ...
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Accept applied PhD student position or wait for math PhD?

I have been offered a great PhD student position in information theory and machine learning, but in my heart i want to pursue a PhD in pure mathematics, hence I am debating with myself whether or not ...
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How can I get a job reviewing math or comp sci articles and books in advance of publication?

I spend a great deal of time identifying and figuring out how to fix mistakes in published papers and specialized books. Time and time again an author's careless error has sent me down a rabbit hole. ...
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Life as a financially independent academic

I hope this is not to much rambling, but there is a concrete question in the end. I really like being a mathematician. I like the constant learning, I like working on problems at research-level and I ...
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Can I exclude my own thesis submission on Turnitin repository saved by mistake?

I uploaded my thesis to a Turnitin ID which my friend got from some other university than where I am studying. Due to some reason, my thesis got uploaded to Turnitin repository and the university is ...
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Is it bad to get 40% on TurnitIn?

I submitted my Anthropology paper about abortion in the United States to my teacher, and I saw the Turnitin report being 40%. Needless to say, I almost got a heart attack (figuratively, but it felt ...
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Google Scholar search strategy

Is there any way to search for specific keywords only in the Abstract in a Google Scholar search? I am working on a systematic literature review, and trying to mine articles based on abstract search. ...
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Potential PhD advisor may lack qualifications

I am an applied mathematics student and recently finished my MSc. During my second year of the bachelors I had many personal problems and was at risk of losing the entire year. To avoid this delay, I ...
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I have a really bad publicly available master thesis

I have a really bad master thesis that's publicly available. I ran out of time and submitted it without proofreading it. Now it's publicly available and it has a lot of grammatical mistakes, ...
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1 answer
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HealthCare policies for (short) medical leaves of absence [closed]

Which mechanisms can/should a university set-up in order to implement short medical leaves of absence of their faculty members? Has the situation in academia become worse or has it always been like ...
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Can I defer graduation and go to another school and take clasess? [closed]

This question is specific to financial aid. A little background information; my current university requires that I take 30 of my last 40 credits there. I am one class away from graduating, but I have ...
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Website/forum about reviews for universities

Is there any website/forum that people share their experiences or personal opinions in their university? I find it hard to get reviews other than rankings made by large companies that provide useful ...
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My master's supervisor and paper co-author is not willing to give a letter of recommendation for PhD admissions?

She is saying that since she has left the University and moved to another country and working in a full time job there, she won't be able to write the letter. She maintains she is very busy and is ...
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Informative questions to ask in a faculty interview? [closed]

I have been in a number of faculty interviews where my overriding feeling was that we were judging how good the candidates were at being interviewed. This isn't necessarily useful information for the ...
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Academic advisor asks me to rewrite text (too?) many times

I have to write a report about my academic progress every year, upload it in my university account (before May 15) and schedule a meeting with my thesis committee (before May 31). I started working on ...
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Is it considered cheating to use answers I remember from videos I studied?

This question is for those who are familiar with the format of CompTIA exams. Last week I took a test (and passed) which had two performance-based questions that I already knew the answer to. I had ...
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Identity of the Second Coder in Qualitative Content Analysis

I am starting to work on a content analysis project for a publication. I will manually code over a dozen documents and establish positions according to my conceptual framework. To increase the ...
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How easy is it to leave academia after being a PI? [closed]

I've always been uncertain about staying in academia since my PhD. Now I've been offered a PI position, which I'm considering to accept, however I would like to know if this will close me other career ...
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Is it relatively easy (or soon-to-become easy) to find academic jobs in computer science (2024)? [closed]

Inspired by David White's answer here. The problem right now in computer science (in the US at least) is that there are just way too many students compared to the number of professors. In my ...
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Changing thesis supervisor to avoid bad letter of recommendation from current supervisor?

I entered current school as a Master-Ph.D. integrated course in high energy physics, however, decided to graduate as a master in this year and will apply abroad in the next year since my research ...
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What the titles for academic journals that were published in latin between the years 1500 and 1900 and were, or are., of high-standing? [closed]

I want to use a computer system to find sentences in old academic journals, of good repute, that contain the word ludi, and descendants of ludi, and conjugations of ludi. SentenceNumber LatinString ...
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Hiring freelancers for research projects

Professors in research universities often rely on graduate students as research assistants who work on a variety of tasks including analysis, coding, experimentation, and writing. When funding is ...
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When should I worry if a potential postdoc PI doesn't respond?

I recently sent a cold email to a potential PI in the USA. He replied to me the same day showing interest and we set up a meeting, during the meeting he suggested we continue the selection process ...
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I am on scholastic warning. What should I do? [closed]

I am currently a first year PhD student and I just finished my 2nd semester. I am an international student and I was out of academia for a few years as I was working and didn't have the habit of ...
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Why do physicists use sigma while biologists use p values/posterior probabilities? [migrated]

I work in the analysis of biological data, and am familiar with the use of maths to determine a test statistic, and the comparison of this test statistic to a threshold to evaluate a hypothesis. The ...
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What are my chances of being accepted into a UK Phd program with average undergraduate and masters grades? [closed]

I want to do a Phd with funding in the UK but I'm afraid to apply as I meet the requirements of Phd but just barely. I have reasonable Bachelors grades and a merit in my masters. Also I have research ...
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Does Turnitin match my paper against sources found after I submitted by paper?

I have to submit my dissertation through Turnitin. I am planning on publishing the dissertation on my website a few days after submitting it through Turnitin so future employers can see what kind of ...
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Do we have any software to check plagiarism in SOPs and LORs? [closed]

Softwares like Turnitin and IThenticate serve the purpose for the plagiarism check of the documents, but they have their own databases to check from and compare with the provided document. According ...

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