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What is considered good/acceptable grade in Germany?

As someone with a background in Computer Science from Germany, I think it's important to understand how the German university system evaluates international grades, especially when considering ...
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What is the format for “Modulhandbuch” (course description) of previous degrees when applying for MS in German universities?

When I switched my BA, I had to provide the new university with the "Studienordnung" (the whole thing, a 60+ page document) of my previous studies, so they could assess which courses from ...
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getting into mathematical biology with a biology background

In the US, I'd guess that you are qualified for entry into a doctoral program. If you have insight at all into the math courses you took it seems to me to be a solid enough base to start the journey. ...
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Being a coauthor of a retracted paper should I mention it in my CV while applying for a PhD? I want to be transparent would it affect my PhD chances?

Being the author of a retracted paper certainly isn't going to help and has some likelihood of harming your chances. If you mention it expect long discussions about your participation, authorship, and ...
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What is considered good/acceptable grade in Germany?

While Anja's answer is fine, let me do a more general one which doesn't focus on the grades in particular: if I consider the lowest passing grade as 2.00, if I take the lowest passing grade as 1.66. ...
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When do you know its Imposter's Syndrome vs. truly being out of your depth/not being cut out for it?

It's a fair question. The whole impostor syndrome strikes me as unfalsifiable: if you feel inadequate then you are suffering from impostor syndrome, and if you don't feel inadequate then you are ...
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If you're already out of your school, what's the best way to validate that you are a good student, it's just that circumstances hindered you?

There're a few ways: You can explain the hindering circumstances in the statement of purpose. You can get your recommenders to explain it. You can cite kickass work experience. IELTS is nothing, it ...
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Should I learn to use LaTeX to write up a History Masters Thesis?

A contrary view, perhaps, but: NO. If you take the time to learn how to use word properly - understanding styles, using a good reference manager with a Word plugin, and so forth, then it is capable (...
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