Nov
30
comment For articles with more than 7 authors, is it compulsory to shorten it or just suggested?
@Luca Then it sounds like you used the wrong bibliography style.
Nov
26
comment Journal editor made bad edits to my (accepted) paper - how do I respond?
@candied_orange The journal isn't going to change its publishing workflow just for you.
Nov
26
comment Journal editor made bad edits to my (accepted) paper - how do I respond?
@candied_orange I never suggested just saying that the proofs are not ok.
Nov
26
comment Journal editor made bad edits to my (accepted) paper - how do I respond?
@candied_orange since you ignored my explicit question and, instead nit picked my poor use of the word “final” I assume you’ve not published a journal paper. At this stage of the process, merely sending a correct version of the text is not what is required. Having said that, it may be the most effective way to proceed: effectively, this would be saying “You mangled the text so badly that we’re going to have to start again. Throw away all your typesetting work, and typeset this.”
Nov
26
comment Journal editor made bad edits to my (accepted) paper - how do I respond?
@candied_orange Er, have you ever published a journal paper? The asker has been sent the page proofs of the final version, with the final formating, etc. They're being asked to OK (or not) the changes that have been made to that version, not to resubmit an earlier version with different formating, etc.
Nov
26
comment Journal editor made bad edits to my (accepted) paper - how do I respond?
@AndreasBlass Indeed. A newspaper editor's job is to actually edit. Academic job titles often have little connection to the everyday meaning of the words they use: our editors don't edit, our doctors don't heal people, our lecturers spend a small fraction of their time lecturing, our assistant professors don't assist anyone, ...
Nov
23
comment My advisor wants me to make my PhD thesis weaker
@DetlevCM Mathematics theses tend to be shorter, but 130 pages doesn't seem remotely excessive to me. (Indeed, my theoretical comp sci thesis is basically mathematics and is 130 pages.)
Nov
17
comment What is the advantage of m·s^(-1) over m/s?
I'm voting to close as off-topic. This isn't a question about academia: it's a question about one of the subjects that academics study.
Nov
12
comment The lecturer supposed to grade my presentation fell asleep while I held it. Should I complain?
@DmitrySavostyanov RIght, but I was addressing your first paragraph, which is basically irrelevant. The question isn't asking about some random person falling asleep in a talk; all parts of the question are about the person responsible for grading falling asleep. The first part is whether the asker should feel insulted by that specific person falling asleep; the second part is about whether it will affect the grade.
Nov
12
comment The lecturer supposed to grade my presentation fell asleep while I held it. Should I complain?
The issue is not that "a part of the audience" fell asleep. The issue is that the part of the audience who was specifically responsible for assigning the student's grade fell asleep.
Nov
12
comment The lecturer supposed to grade my presentation fell asleep while I held it. Should I complain?
"If i had a dollar for every student that fell asleep in a lecture that I had spent days preparing..." You do -- it's called a salary. ;-)
Nov
4
comment Potential Postdoc advisor giving exams (assignment) as part of hiring process
@MAPK I'm fully aware of that. That's why I posted a comment addressing this answer specifically, and quoting the exact part of the answer that I'm talking about, rather than posting a comment below your question.
Nov
2
comment Potential Postdoc advisor giving exams (assignment) as part of hiring process
"Some [PIs] ask you to... do an interview." A postdoc is a job. I've never heard of anybody being hired for a job at anything other than a tiny organization without having an interview.
Oct
30
comment Can an instructor ask students to write a letter of recommendation for them (the instructor)?
@Thomas I disagree but thanks for addressing my point.
Oct
30
comment Can an instructor ask students to write a letter of recommendation for them (the instructor)?
@Thomas The answers explain why it is wholly inappropriate to ask for a LoR from a student. It doesn't matter if students are the people who are best placed to give an opinion on any particular subject; asking for a LoR is not an appropriate way of soliciting that opinion.
Oct
29
comment Can an instructor ask students to write a letter of recommendation for them (the instructor)?
@Thomas Who can reasonably speak about teaching quality and who can reasonably write a letter of reference are two completely different issues. Please stop conflating them.
Oct
29
comment Can an instructor ask students to write a letter of recommendation for them (the instructor)?
@Thomas The issues of caring about teaching quality and finding it appropriate to get a letter of recommendation from a student have basically nothing to do with one another.
Oct
29
comment Can an instructor ask students to write a letter of recommendation for them (the instructor)?
@Mehrdad Huh? You'd quote them in your teaching statement and/or covering letter.
Oct
29
comment Can an instructor ask students to write a letter of recommendation for them (the instructor)?
I'm not sure this is really comparable. As a TA, you're in an employee-like role, which is a very different position to being a student taking the class.
Oct
29
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