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Step 1: Have a look at the previous exams, in particular the exams from the last, say, five years. Are there questions or question types that are repeated every year, every two years, every three years? If yes, then it's likely that some of these will reappear in the next exam, so practice these. Step 2: Do (almost) all questions fall into this category? ...


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Universities work like any organization. The stance of the organization is the stance of its leadership. It can be the president, the chancellor, whatever you call it, it can be the board of directors, it can be the faculty assembly… It can even be a university-wide poll as you suggest. It depends on how the university is governed. The statement "...


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Universities have a governance structure like any other other institution, company or country. For issues of this type, most universities have a committee for diversity and inclusion (example 1, example 2, example 3). The people in this committee design (suggested) policies and measures on the topic. Depending on the university and on the extent of the ...


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I also feel terrible every day about what I said to the Head of Department. They were the best teacher I’d ever had and they are also one of the foremost scholars in my current field. I think what you said to the Head of Department should have been expected and I think you should have been better supported. ‪My question is whether I should try to reach ...


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Most times you get the same recipe, let's say a pie crust recipe but measurement amounts are different. Sometimes it is 2 cups or 2.5 cups or in grams but the ratio is the same. If you were to reference your professor, s/he would not like it that you give his teaching material away. How to make your exercise sample yours, change proportions and examples....


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Actually, I think it is easy to avoid most problems. Plagiarism is about presenting something of others as if it is your own. If you cite the source, giving proper attribution, you avoid plagiarism absolutely. Copyright is another issue, but it is about copying something for which you don't have the proper rights. You don't seem to be doing that. Taking a ...


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As an alternative to basing your videos on someone else's work, I suggest writing your own exercises. Each exercise should bring out the issues you want to cover in the corresponding video. If you write your own exercises, on your own time, you own the copyright, and can do what you want with them, including creating videos about solving them. That would ...


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You should ask whoever created the exercises for permission. If they give it to you, then you can proceed. If they don't give you permission, better to know before you create the videos so you can do something else. This is pretty much a good strategy any time you are dealing with copyright issues -- ask permission before you use the material.


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he's in the UK for just 7 months...We thought extended stay hotel is best. First, waste money to lease a flat 12 months! Second, stupid buy appliances and furniture, then sell at a loss when he finishes. Leases shorter than ten months are common and many properties are fully equipped. many think he's Crazy Rich Asian! LMAO! We are not Rich. He tried to ...


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Can he do anything to change this mentality of students and staff? Moving out won't help now that the voice has spread. Looking stingy in ordinary expenses will further stereotype you into a Scrooge Mc Duck type, so do not try to overcompensate by saving pennies. Just live a normal life. Do not drive to campus in a Lamborghini or a taxi, but do not reuse ...


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I think there is absolutely no need to try change someone's perspectives on subjective matters. Your son told the truth and that is all that matters as honesty is very important in academia. However, I do not see a point in explaining himself over and over again to people not willing to believe him.


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I understand your concern. This sometimes can be frustrating if it is really impacting the student's academic freedom or anything. The best option is to "IGNORE". There is no point in explaining all this to students and staff. Is it worth putting effort into changing people's mentality? There are other issues to take care of during academic studies. Your son ...


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Delineating for profit and nonprofits is not entirely as clear as it may seem. Simply put, a "Nonprofit" a technical designation for an organization that is tax exempt and therefore does not pay income tax on the money that they receive. Being 'nonprofit' does not mean they can't take in more money than they spend. In fact many do and HAVE to take in more ...


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An interesting discussion. I recently came across an example. New York Medical College in Valhalla, a respectable institution, is owned by Touro College and University System. Touro owns two other medical schools, a law school, and numerous other professional schools. This would seem an example of a successful and legitimate for-profit institution.


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Many university professors have side gigs doing consulting work for industry, writing, starting companies and doing many other things. At all universities I’m familiar with this is permitted and to some extent even encouraged. Usually there will be a policy in place specifying how much outside work is permitted. For example, here is a link to the relevant ...


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I'll just have to guess that most places will have regulations concerning, or even forbidding, this. But it is a big and variable world. But, at a minimum, a person contemplating doing this needs to check with the university administration, who may permit it or not. Or they might set some boundaries. I doubt that many would permit tutoring students at the ...


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