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Answer: even with a single authored papers, you should normally use "we", not "I". "In this paper we present a very interesting theory of everything. We do this by invoking the idea of...".


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Fortunately, there is a free software alternative to Times New Roman that is metrically compatible, available as part of the Liberation Fonts. Using it has the advantage that the letters consume exactly the same amount of space as they would for Times New Roman. This leaves you two choices to handle the issue: Ask the funding body if they permit you to use ...


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As has been pointed out by several others, the font is readily available on non-Microsoft products. You aren't the first to face problems with this; luckily plenty of people have come up with solutions. There is no serious technical difficulty here. On the ethical front, I think Hanlon's razor is helpful here. The organisation most likely chose the simplest ...


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This is a good question, because Times New Roman is a propriertary font (albeit free on many operative systems). This is a bad question, because the only possible answer is "ask NSERC". However, I am quite sure that if they had time to put such a non-sensical constraint, they will have time to answer questions about the same constraint (I am not ...


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This may not be an easy task but a man must try his best for the better of himself and hos fellows around. I am saying that the way you care about their feelings is nice but with that there are ways you can speak to them that they would understand what you are passing across. All this are interaction techniques one needs to apply when working with people. I ...


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The confusion is due to your choice of passive voice. It is because passive voice does not explain who did something, and as a consequence one is left to wonder whether a sentence "It is shown..." refers to something others had previously done (past tense) or whether it is something you do in this paper. If you had written "In this paper, we ...


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There are a couple (at least) of mistakes that novices (say, undergraduates) make about group work. The first is to divide up the work and then later integrate the pats written by individuals. this actually adds work to the process, rather than simplifying it, since the integration is a significant step. The second mistake is to assume that everyone takes ...


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Although no one really likes to be criticized, I think it is better for all parties involved to tell the people in question that their writing skills are subpar (or at least that you think they are). Try to be nice about it though, and be aware that poor writing skills (either in one's native language, or in English, the lingua franca of the academic world) ...


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Talk to them. If you want to help them/they want your help First, do make sure that your writing skills are as good as you say they are (I have no reason to doubt this, but it is important to verify this yourself!). If this isn't the case your advice will be ignored/deemed arrogant. Then, talk to them about it. Be clear, in a non-accusatory way, that this ...


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