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How to write a paper with word count limit?

I would recommend a mixture of both methods, and add a third component: (3) Prioritize the parts of the argument that are really important. Not everything in your work must go into the paper. It's ...
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How to write a paper with word count limit?

Several other answers make excellent points already, so I won’t repeat them, but to add one point they don’t cover: Outline extra-carefully, with the word/page count in mind. (I’ll use page limits ...
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How to write a paper with word count limit?

The only correct answer to this is, "Do what works for you," because there's no reason that anyone else's work process should align with how your mind works. But in the spirit of helpful ...
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How to write a paper with word count limit?

I tackle this by thinking in units much larger than words. For example, in paragraphs, or pages, or sections. Take a document you've done before, and see how many words the paragraphs tend to be, just ...
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How to write a paper with word count limit?

How do you go about it? Cut out a lot of discussion, replace all convoltued forms ("it is possbile" with "may") ... Any specific suggestions on the use of LLMs? Yes: check ...
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How to write a paper with word count limit?

I would recommend you do both: write a first draft concisely, then revise to shorten if necessary. It is good practice to be short and to the point (step 1) even if you do not have a word limit. Your ...
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How to write a paper with word count limit?

First regarding using LLM, it is increasingly becoming a commonplace to use AI to generate text for the papers. I think this practice should be discouraged not only by the editors/reviewers/publishers ...
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Should the information within a caption be repeated into the main text?

I doubt there's a formal rule. Your institution may have a style guide for theses that addresses the issue. For guidance, think about what is best for your reader. I think the text should contain a ...
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What opportunities are there to write casual articles in math?

For your specific case, I suspect that Experimental Mathematics could be an appropriate venue. This is a research rather than expository journal, but I suspect your work is at least related to what ...
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What opportunities are there to write casual articles in math?

The usual method of choosing a journal is to think about where other, similar papers were published. I'm a mathematician, and I support you writing up what you described and getting it published! Here ...
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Do you write about known code bugs in your publications?

TL;DR There's no need to burden the main text of your paper with details that don't affect the results, but the known bugs should be documented (in appendices, code sharing platform, and / or the code ...
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Do you write about known code bugs in your publications?

What are you trying to accomplish? None of the other answers are relevant to engineering: First and foremost, you must have some goal or set of goals (requirements) you are trying to achieve. What you ...
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Do you write about known code bugs in your publications?

Ahh, the joys of a legacy code base! Others have answered about the publication aspect. I will address how you save your lab mates from the same problem in the future by writing tests. IMHO, an Issue ...
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Do you write about known code bugs in your publications?

Are other people going to use the code after you? If it's purely a personal thing for your degree, then don't worry about it. Chances are, no-one (including you) will ever look at it again. This might ...
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Do you write about known code bugs in your publications?

Most programmers would agree that all nontrivial software has bugs. Writing bug-free programs is the kind of absolute perfection humans aren't capable of. So it's not necessary or helpful to say ...
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Do you write about known code bugs in your publications?

Usually, research software's existence is aiming to solve some scientific question (I'm assuming you are not writing a paper just about a program, which some journals do accept). Given that, there are ...
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Do you write about known code bugs in your publications?

For research code, one good practice is to not only prepare many tests to check individual submodules, but to run integrative sanity checks on known cases. These can be either well-understood models, ...
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Do you write about known code bugs in your publications?

The most successful paper I ever published was a software tool. We released 9 years ago, preprinted 8 years ago and published 7 years ago. It has over 1000 citations and 100,000s of downloads. Since ...
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Do you write about known code bugs in your publications?

I am starting to realize that the code will always have bugs in it, no matter what I do...it seems this is just the norm for software development. This is troubling. It's true that few things are ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

To answer the title question: I've read an article where someone had basically flipped the question around and gave students a bunch of ChatGPT generated essays to grade, making them aware of the ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Have them write about things AI won't know - current events, topic the grader is very familiar with, etc. For example, I had students use ChatGPT to write about biodiversity in African countries ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

This is not even useful for you since you don't control the system but here's the truth. Take away grading that has any ramifications outside of class. The point of the class is to learn. Students are ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

I've responded by 1) requiring disclosure, 2) potentially requiring discussion, and 3) tweaking questions. I've deliberately avoided forbidding use or creating a slalom of ad-hoc requirements to ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

In principle, you cannot detect AI much less prove that a text is AI. The whole point is that AI generates content that's "just like" an intelligent human's. As AI tech advances, the output ...
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Writing a B.Sc. thesis with only failed results

Sometimes research doesn't go well. Usually persistence is required along with being flexible and changing plans, but it may not be possible to go through all the necessary iterations in the limited ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

There's an obvious pseudo-problem when "the internet" can do much better than many college freshmen and sophomores. It's not a genuine "problem", since it is a fact, much like the ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Make it hard for them to use AI. What some teachers have been doing is giving the writing prompt in a Word document and hiding a secret prompt in the text by making the font on it white. They use ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Check the sources One of the known problems with generative AI is that they make up everything, often including reasonable fake citations. If you set limits on acceptable citations so that they can ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

My suggestion would be: Either tell them to write an essay in a live classroom. Confiscate their cellular device and laptop before the start of the writing. Or, eliminate essay writing altogether. ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

This might seem far fetched, but Honor Codes have been fairly successful in the past to avoid some practices that students might use to avoid learning and cheat for grades in various ways. An Honor ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Felix's answer is already excellent. And I guess I'm making the same point but phrased differently. You are supposed to be teaching people skills that are useful. To be useful you have to be able to ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Block the website Have the students write the essay in class, and give a list of what resources are allowed. In particular, note that the use of generative AI is excluded. This is similar to when an ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Frame challenge: Is there a way to stop students from using a calculator in maths homework? It seems like the humanities are now encountering the problem which maths teachers faced when calculators ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

AI tools such as Chat GPT are really helpful for language learners, in that they can quite reliably pick up grammatical errors and other problems, and (albeit with somewhat less accuracy) can even ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

I think the common consensus is that, when properly used, AI is near impossible to detect. So the best you can do it make it so hard to use properly that most people won't bother. If the main goal is ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Here's how I have been dealing with it: make it harder for the students to cheat than not cheat. You can't stop them from cheating, but you can definitely tilt the balance to make cheating less ...
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