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248 votes

I believe I have solved a famous open problem. How do I convince people in the field that I am not a crank?

195 votes

Two years into my PhD program, and Mom is dying of cancer. Should I tell my advisor about it?

183 votes

Why do most people think it's a bad idea to read from slides?

169 votes

Identical projects by students at two different colleges: still plagiarism?

166 votes
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A student in my course does well on exams, but doesn't do the homework: Go easy on them, or make them "pay the price?"

165 votes
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What to remember when supervising female PhD students?

155 votes

Which review recommendation should I give to maximize the likelihood that a manuscript is rejected?

152 votes

Has anyone, based on great performance, ever been awarded a higher degree than the one they enrolled for?

147 votes

What is the point of listing 1000 authors for a single scientific paper?

139 votes

How to handle requests for a race-based exam structure?

137 votes

Will minor mistakes in my bachelor's thesis harm my future career as a researcher?

131 votes

Would it be rude to ask a famous professor who doesn't know me personally for a recommendation letter if I have published in a high ranking journal?

131 votes

Can I, as a reviewer, tell authors to get a native English speaker to proofread their paper?

129 votes

How to deal with students staying hours past the end of office hours?

125 votes

Should I omit some of my qualifications in my application materials to "surprise" with during an interview?

122 votes

TA talks to others about students, what to do?

122 votes
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Is it frowned upon to go to office hours as a graduate student?

120 votes

How to deal with an advisor who wants a "friendlier" relationship with me than I do?

118 votes
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Is it appropriate to send an email to a professor at the end of the semester thanking them for their teaching?

105 votes
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Prof's neurological health is declining rapidly. What can I (TA) do?

99 votes

Should I ask my online PhD interview panel whether my partner can sit in?

97 votes
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Where should the line be drawn regarding political statements in a scientific report?

96 votes

What productive academic work can you do with minimal attention in a small (<30 minutes) block of time?

95 votes
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Is it true that 'nice' professors fail to produce good students?

95 votes
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What are "fake", "shady", and/or "predatory" journals?

91 votes
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What is the origin of the "underwater basket weaving" meme in Academia?

87 votes
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Alma mater (USA) refuses to remove my name from public search

86 votes
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How can I determine whether a student has written an excellent paper themselves, or hired someone else to do it?

83 votes
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What to do if assignment is against student's religion?

82 votes
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Am I obligated to continue to work on a paper I contributed significantly to?

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