marcman
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Should I notify the teacher that he accidentally gave out the answers to an assignment?
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Send him a polite email explaining that, while you completed the assignment on your own (which I am assuming to be true), by stumbling upon the solutions in advance you had a hard time doing anything ...

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Grad school in science that takes non-scientific applicants?
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Speaking for the US and as someone with undergrad degrees in the humanities who is now doing a PhD in the sciences, it is hard, but not impossible to make the transition. First of all, your best bet ...

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How can a researcher in his early career attract good PhD students?
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From the perspective someone who recently went through the PhD application process, I'd say that the best way to recruit good PhD students is to recruit good PhD students. While I make no judgment as ...

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Is it advisable in my case to take a second bachelor's degree?
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In almost every circumstance, one bachelor degree is enough. Even if it's from a less-than-ideal program, as long as you can show that you performed well, it will at least count for that. If you are ...

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Publish pre-research code on Github?
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If you make your code public, you need to think about the consequences. If your goal is to contribute toward academic research, the GPL should cover you just fine if someone wants to use your work. ...

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How to find the right balance between a challenging and an enjoyable mathematics exercise session?
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As a grad student now who took undergrad linear algebra with a professor I really liked, I will attempt to generalize what I saw that worked. The best way for students to learn something that is as ...

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Academically dismissed from grad school but want to reapply
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While Compass's answer does make some valid points, I wanted to add my two cents on the assumption that the original poster is sure that renewing grad school efforts is the right next step. If you "...

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Am I screwed with a Computer Science degree?
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No you're not screwed. Job titles != university majors. CS is just about the best prep for a software engineering position. Generally, you'll land (or not land) a job based on your ability to do it. ...

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How is an LOR presented when applying for grad school?
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As far as I know, each school you apply to will have their own system for letters of recommendation. Most will have you put the recommenders' contact info into a form, and the school will contact the ...

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Will it be a bad move for Master's to do summer internship in industry when trying to pursue a PhD program?
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I was in the same boat. What I found is that it doesn't hurt, but it doesn't really help much either unless the internship is in like R&D or some area where you're doing novel work. When push ...

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Do transfer students get left behind?
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It depends on the school. My undergrad institution, for example, went out of the way to try to pull transfer students into the fold. While I was not a transfer student, I worked closely with the ...

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Are there ranking for Master's programs (sciences, subject specific)
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I'd say, generally, rankings are often fickle beasts, so don't put too much faith in any specific one you come across. Depending on the publisher, ordering rules, etc, you may get very different ...

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Which type of paper is best for computer science, journal or conference?
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My understanding is that, similar to user3780968's answer, CS is a different animal than other areas. But even within CS it may differ. In some of the newer, more applied areas--particularly those in ...

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Is it possible transfer from a MS program into a PhD program within the same school?
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This is usually kosher, but it can depend on the school and field. The department might want to see what you do over the first year or so, both academically and in terms of clicking with faculty and ...

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How unusual is getting a Masters degree in a slightly different field than Bachelors?
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At least in the US, that is very common. Obviously, it's not as common as getting a Masters in the same area as your Bachelors, but it's still pretty run-of-the-mill. This is especially true when ...

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