Matt
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What are the steps I need to take when an author won't answer clarification questions?
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I get far more emails than I can reply to, but occasionally I do reply to random emails from people I don't know concerning papers I have written. The main factors that lead to me replying are: (1) I ...

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Is it common to ask professors for an editable copy of their lecture notes (so I can improve them)?
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Go ahead and ask. It is extremely uncommon. In many years of teaching I have never had a student ask this. But I wish they would! If by chance I see that a student has very nice notes, I sometimes ...

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Should I ask my advisor to please pretend that he is happy with me until the end of my contract?
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When he asked "are you going back", he may have been trying to show (to you and to the others) that the reason he didn't mention your name in the plan was because you might not be there anymore. I ...

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