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How should I deal with challenging master thesis students as a supervisor?

You are trying to be helpful, but there is such a thing as too much handholding. The more helpful you are, the more likely students are to exploit this and to become a help vampire. You do not owe ...
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My paper got accepted at all three journals I sent it to. How can I publish it at only one of them without being unethical?

To get to a stage wherr your paper has been accepted, multiple people for each journal have spent their time and effort to assess your paper (editors, reviewers) - while in the case of the reviewers ...
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(United States) Proof that you can get into a Master's program with a Bachelor's degree

This is the sort of thing a university registrar should be able to do by providing a signed letter for you. If your GPA is especially low they might not want to provide the letter, but if your ...
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Financial Support for Master's Programs in Pure Math

I can only answer for the US, though it might apply to Canada as well. Since people get directly accepted into the Ph.D. program, there is no support for people who only want to get a M.S. degree (or, ...
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Bibliography in master thesis

I would expect a masters thesis to reasonably thoroughly cite relevant scholarly literature. It should provide evidence the author is familiar with important scholarly sources and can relate them to ...
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Is it possible to switch from applied maths to pure maths?

As always, the correct answer depends on the country you are in. In the US, for example, Mathematics Ph.D. programs would accept someone with a background from an area that uses Mathematics such as ...
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Financial Support for Master's Programs in Pure Math

Unfortunately, the answer here is sometimes yes, sometimes no, and that you have to read the fine print at each individual place. Masters programs in particular are a grab-bag of different kinds of ...
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