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What are good habits in learning mathematics well?

Please bear with me while I provide some background and then ask my question, which I hope you will be able to answer and thus aid my capacity to learn mathematics more efficiently and thoroughly. I ...
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How to cite my advisor on my own thesis?

There is one section inside a chapter of my thesis that ended up written by my advisor. As it stands right now, I think it should have quotation marks, and then to add the reference from where it's ...
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How would I search for an bibliographical link which is no longer available?

I was searching data in regard to the strength of magnetic fields and got a a bibliographical link to what I was searching. Regrettably, the link is no longer functional and is on a language in which ...
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Are there universities where one can submit a PhD thesis without having to attend a doctoral programme? [closed]

My situation is as follows. I used to be enrolled at a British university in a social sciences PhD programme. This was a decade ago. For various personal and professional reasons, I did not manage to ...
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Can I use citation of used machine learning methods from O'reilly?

I would like to describe my used machine learning methods in the methodology of my thesis and my source is Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras & TensorFlow from O´Reilly. I ...
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Is it serious: wrong description of a correct citation in my published paper?

I published a journal paper about one year ago. I used content from other people's work with correct citation, but I described it with the wrong organization name. For example: Sam, from NYU, reported ...
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How often does an advisor suggest a research problem to his PhD student?

I started my second year as PhD student this Fall and I was wondering how often do PhD supervisor suggests research problem to their PhD student? Does it happen only during the initial years of PhD? ...
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Effect of audit courses on graduate admissions if they are properly graded

I am a biochemistry major and I want to shift towards the more computational and "data-driven" side of things later on. Towards that end, I have started taking relevant courses outside my ...
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I want to learn everything and it is doing more harm than good [closed]

I got really bad problem. First of all, I am studying for exams, and we have syllabus for exams. And 80% of questions in this exam are repeated from the past year question papers of last 10 years. I ...
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What should I do if I discover the job posted at the institution for which I had submitted my CV but they didn't contact me?

A year ago I submitted my CV to an institution of higher learning and they indicated that they would contact me if any openings for instructors became available. At that time all positions in my ...
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How can I know which academic field is hot now? [closed]

I am trying to write my own Ph.D. proposal and I wish to know what are the hottest topics in computer science and data science. By 'hottest', I mean: on which topics were the most papers published? My ...
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Withdraw paper before conference

I have a paper that was recently accepted for a conference. I have already submitted the camera ready version and accepted the copyright terms etc. However, I now believe my design and results are not ...
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Is it necessary to have all skills asked in advertisement to get a post doc?

Is it necessary to have all skills asked in advertisement to get a post doc.? I have very ordinary PhD and due to COVID I spent very little time in lab , although I leant some techniques bit I can’t ...
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Governmental and Scientific Institution Recommendation Letters

I was requesting some recommendation letters to be submitted to a governmental institution. I am surprised that two of my professors refused to provide me recommendation letters while giving me same ...
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Post-doctorate or equivalent "entry level" job

I'm a PhD student in pure math hopefully defending my thesis in 9 months. This is exactly the period in which one has to look for post-doctoral positions or for an entry level job. I have recently ...
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Can the terms Alpha/Beta release be applied to an online course?

Alpha and Beta releases are stages in software release life cycle. Could these terms be used to denote the stages of ripeness of an online course? The background for this question is that I have ...
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Which year for book reference: Copyright date or Library of Congress entry

The verso of the title-leaf says "Copyright (C) 2004 by Ken Author". A few lines down comes the "Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data" which in the second but last ...
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Are people with mental disabilities given preferences in graduate admissions?

Say if someone had a mild mental disability like ADHD, would they be given preference within graduate school admissions, due to the diversity initiatives that exist? I have such a mild "...
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How should I report a prior plagiarism offence from undergrad after being admitted to grad school?

I'm currently enrolled in a Master's coursework program in Australia and I've just completed my first semester. I've been looking into going to law school in Australia after I'm done. I submitted my ...
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What are discretionary spending options that improve wellbeing for a PI?

Other research-focused PIs (or aspiring PIs) how do/would you spend funding to increase your own wellbeing? My funding stream (R1, USA) allows me some spending flexibility, and my lab is doing well. ...
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Can I work under a research supervisor in a doctoral program when that supervisor already has an ongoing research project with my current employer? [closed]

Can I work under a research supervisor in a doctoral program when that supervisor already has an ongoing research project with my current employer? (I wouldn't be working on that project of the ...
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How do I get a fellow mathematician to examine my work when I have a bad standing in my home department?

I am a student of mathematics. I am greatly interested in the subject, but it seems as though my peers opine quite uniformly that I totally lack any sort of talent for it. To give you a few examples: ...
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Does publishing during PhD count for promotion from assistant to associate professor? [closed]

I'm curious to know if research outputs as a PhD student count by the committee for promotion from assistant to associate professor only those produced during as assistant professor. I'll appreciate ...
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Relocating to a new city for postdoc when you have a partner [closed]

I recently applied and interviewed for a post doc position in a leading scientific institution in Australia. I never thought I'd get the position, and the reason why I interviewed was to get more ...
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References or Citations in Personal Statement to Papers/Research [duplicate]

I have a paragraph in my personal statement where I describe potentials areas in a subfield of computer science that I'm most interested in contributing research in. For US applicants, especially to ...
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What should be written in a one-page research statement?

I am currently applying for a PhD in Machine Learning Applied to Biology. I am asked to write a one-page research statement in relation to the topic of the position offered. I do not understand what ...
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What advantages do professors have over equivalent industry and government researchers?

Tenure track professors at USA R1s, ideally in STEM, help me understand: in 2021 what advantages do professors have over equivalent industry and government researchers? I am tenure track at a top 5 ...
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How to handle a failed PostDoc

I am currently into a very worrying situation. I landed a position as a PostDoc about 2 years ago, to join a new project and I was really excited about it. However, ever since I started, I have found ...
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What happens if a letter of recommendation for a grant contains a mistake about the title of the proposal?

I submitted a proposal for a grant. My advisor read the first "final" version of the proposal and approved it. He really knows the project as we both have been working on it for months. Then,...
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Which is better, certificate of studies at something (not degree) or years of experience? [closed]

I am currently paying for a master degree, at the same time, I am interested in doing some python extra study, but I dont want to spend money in a python certification, so I am planning to get a ...
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Citing photographs shared through social media in thesis

I have included two photographs related to my research in my thesis. The photographs were shared with me by my connections on Facebook as private messages. How can I state the source of the ...
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Applying to math graduate schools. Should I submit a letter of recommendation from a physics professor?

For starts, I'm a math major and physics minor. TLDR: I'm applying to math graduate schools. Should I submit a letter of recommendation from a physics professor? Longer version: I'm applying to math ...
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Under which criteria should I accept a MSc thesis? [closed]

I am looking for MSc thesis offers, and under which criteria should I accept a position or not? About me: my field of study is Machine Learning for Robotics applications related to space. I am also ...
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What does "Paper in Production" mean? [duplicate]

I submitted an accepted conference paper (the camera-ready version) to the IEEE author dashboard as requested by the conference. The paper status has changed from "Submitted" to "In-...
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Should I mail a professor after applying to a programme?

I have applied for a summer research program for 2022. The application involved listing a preference order of professors I would like to work under. Each professor had a one line summary of the work ...
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What should I do when my LORs are submitted for a previous application?

I want to apply for a Ph.D. position in a US university (X) this year. Last year I started the application but did not finish and submit it. But my recommenders already sent their LORs and its ...
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How to cite works that is cited in the works

in APA 7, How do I cite works that have text cited previously. For example: Author Smith (2020) has a sentence in published works: This is an important sentence (Jones, 2010; Franks, 2011; & ...
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Listing acknowledgements on CV as a final year undergraduate student?

I have read a lot of threads on this forum and others where listing acknowledgements in research papers on CV is mostly advised against, but then again it seems like most of these advice are directed ...
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I switched advisors during my Master's, but I need a recommendation letter from my ex-advisor, is it possible?

I've recently finished my Master's. I'm going to apply to some PhD programs, and I need another recommendation letter. I'm thinking of contacting my ex-advisor in my Master's to ask for a letter. Even ...
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Is data falsification in undergraduate courses bad?

I remember that I had a course in college called "Integration Project" and we had to do surveys, I went to the local mall to do surveys to people, everything fine. Then I discovered that my ...
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Must I hire a proofreader to edit my cover letter and research statement if I'm not a native English speaker?

I am going to apply for a postdoc position in the US. Application requirements include a cover letter and research statement. I am not a native English speaker and in my department, unfortunately, ...
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Can I offer to help a collaborator to finish a calculation which he's not having time to finish right now?

I'm a PhD student in Physics and I'm collaborating in a project with a more experienced researcher. This is the first time I collaborate with anyone, so I'm new to this. Recently, in the subject we ...
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How to overcome mental block while learning that feeling that something is too tough and I won't understand it?

I am studying a subject where I failed twice. So, it is normal that I am really scared of this. And everytime sth difficult appears, i get mental block. I feel I might not be able to solve this. But ...
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Do postdoctoral positions come with unemployment insurance once contracts end?

I am wondering if postdoctoral positions come with unemployment insurance. I specifically want to know about this in UK and Canada. I know research positions in Germany for instance benefit from ...
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What is the timeline for graduate admission in Japanese Universities? When should I apply; when should I contact supervisors?

Can anyone give me a general idea of the timeline for graduate admission application in Japanese Universities? Such as When's the prescreening evaluation starts and how's it evaluated? When's the ...
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Is the reference letter from PhD supervisor important in the future?

I just submitted my doctoral thesis yesterday. I finished my project two years ago and published it in a high level journal. My supervisor asked me to give the co-first author position to a postdoc, ...
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How can I overcome the setbacks of a negligent supervisor after earning a PhD degree?

I'm legitimately looking for advice and to try to take control of my life and my job prospects post-graduation, but also feel that I can't portray the challenge of my situation honestly without ...
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What is going on behind the binding of this textbook? [closed]

I’m not sure if this is the right SE for this, but since it’s a textbook, I figured Literature or any other fictional genre SE wouldn’t be right. I have a hardback cover of Classical Mechanics by John ...
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How do you study a graduate-level textbook that doesn't have any exercises?

I am trying to self-study a graduate-level physics book that was recommended to me, but it doesn't have any exercises. Also, it's a specific enough topic to where I can't really find any other ...
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Scholarship in Germany for summer 2022 [closed]

Is it possible to still find a scholarship for summer semester 2022 in Germany ? I recently applied for admission in a German university for summer semester , I just need now a scholarship in order to ...

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