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Questions about the tones, turns of phrase and other writing patterns that are appropriate for writing in an academic context.
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Questions specifically concerning applying for faculty-level job announcements.
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Queries related to establishing and maintaining collaborative academic research endeavors or other activities.
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Oral presentations: preparation of slides, preparation of the talk, delivery…
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A job classification for faculty jobs, indicating that someone is eligible for a permanent position ("tenure") should he or she meet certain expectations by the time of the evaluation ("tenure review"…
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Concerning an individual, what influences them, professional interests, and plan for the future, typically described as part of a college applicant's application for admission.
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Questions pertaining to those being taught at the post-secondary level.
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Questions about the roles and responsibilities of editors, who decide what papers are accepted into peer reviewed journals.
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On standards or conventions specific to the higher education system in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), which differs in structure and style from the systems in Nort…
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Questions about test-based evaluation of student progress and achievement.
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a pre-publication archive for academic papers.
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Questions related to academic culture, academic communities, and the coexistence of "life" and "academia."
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Queries related to enterprise or industry activities of academicians and the impact of industry on academic career and vice versa.
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About oral examinations for academic job applicants or students
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On the syntax and formatting of citations and reference lists according to a particular style guide (e.g., Chicago, MLA, IEEE, APA) or in general.
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On standards or conventions specific to physics as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field.
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Questions requesting an answer supported by reliable evidence and including citations to said evidence. This is in contrast to questions requesting answers based mainly on personal experience.
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Related to academic books, including scholarly books, textbooks, and reference books. Considerations related to publishing academic books, choosing textbooks, etc., come under this tag.
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Questions relating to academic supervision, which is broadly defined as the supervisory relationship between advisors and their students.
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Questions concerning relationships and dealing with problems between people.
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Assessment of a student's academic education which appears as a quantitative or descriptive form.
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Related to the work carried out by students at university or middle/high school that contributes towards their overall grade, in the form of dissertations, book reports, assignments or essays.
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On standards or conventions specific to engineering as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field
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Queries related to graphical representations in academic publications, documents, or websites.
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Questions related to publisher, the one who publishes academic journals or books.
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Questions about institutional recognition of academic progress, such as master’s or doctoral degrees.
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Questions concerning acquisition, handling, presentation, publication, and other practices related to use of data in academic research.
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On standards or conventions specific to Germany's higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in North America, Asia, or elsewhere in Europe.
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not affiliated with any university or academic institution, and does not receive grants from any such institutions.
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On legal issues affecting academicians. Note that Academia.SE, like any SE site, cannot offer specific legal advice; consult a lawyer for such questions. Use [law], not [legal-issues], for questions o…
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Questions about how to communicate with others appropriately and professionally; communication etiquette
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Queries related to various software used in academia. Questions shall not address highly technical aspects of the software but shall address features/issues highly relevant to academia. For questi…
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On changing from one discipline, sub-discipline, or department to another during one's education, or mid-career.
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On standards or conventions specific to the European higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in North America, Asia, or Oceania.
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On words that have a meaning, usage, or similar specific to academia.
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Questions concerning the use of graduate students as course instructors, usually under the supervision of a faculty member.