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Is it rude to ask Phd student to give daily report?

Have your student drive her own research progress It is sensible to adjust supervision arrangements to individual students, but at tertiary level it is also best if the student drives their own ...
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Is it rude to ask Phd student to give daily report?

What I've learned in 19 years being a professor is that every one of my students is/was different and that the same approach does not work for everyone. So you find ways to individualize what you do ...
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Is it rude to ask Phd student to give daily report?

I think it's reasonable for supervisors and their students to come to an agreed meeting frequency. There's no reason that the frequency that works for each student must be the same. It's also not ...
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My PhD supervisor is leaving for MIT and wants me transfer along, which could prolong PhD. What to do?

I'm concerned that any degree requirements misalignments might require Here is the word "might", which I take to mean you don't know. Find out. Probably it is impossible to state precise ...
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Good postdoc position, but how to approach advisor about feelings of self-doubt?

It sounds like you have already spoken with your advisor to some degree about this, and you are not yet satisfied with the outcome. I don't believe that at this stage of your career it is your advisor'...
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My PhD supervisor is leaving for MIT and wants me transfer along, which could prolong PhD. What to do?

Unable to give you a definite recommendation, I would just offer you some food for thought. No matter how stellar your present university happens to be (Waterloo, U of T, MacGill), you position on the ...
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My PhD supervisor is leaving for MIT and wants me transfer along, which could prolong PhD. What to do?

Buzz's excellent answer has covered the issue of transferring credits. I would like to cover the scenario of you not transferring to MIT. My supervisor transferred to a different university about one ...
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My PhD supervisor is leaving for MIT and wants me transfer along, which could prolong PhD. What to do?

You say: [T]ransferring credits is feasible but seems contingent on a strict one-to-one mapping with MIT's course requirements. But in fact this is pretty much the opposite of the truth. The MIT ...
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A Potential supervisor has suggested to contact two other professors as he is resigning from the University. He has cc the professors too in the mail

I assume that the potential supervisor is a person at a university that you are attending and that you approached. In this case, you should follow up on these leads if they appear to you to be a good ...
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Why do people dislike the resources I've used in the past to get into master's and Ph.D. programs?

I am trying to understand the perspective of the people making these negative comments, and if there is anything beneficial that I could take away from them? People resent the fact that you had ...
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Why do people dislike the resources I've used in the past to get into master's and Ph.D. programs?

These commenters saw your post and thought "I wish your life coach was taken away" instead of "I wish I also had access to a life coach." This is not an attitude you will ever ...
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Why do people dislike the resources I've used in the past to get into master's and Ph.D. programs?

The only useful thing I think you can take away from this is to be careful about how you think about, and present, your privilege. Almost everyone is challenged in some ways (e.g., neurodivergent) and ...
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How to approach profs from different unis for (mini) research projects?

If all you want is to be assigned a project, then I'd suggest that you just ask one of your local professors to make a suggestion. However, if you want guidance and a final evaluation, the problem is ...
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