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How to write abstract for conference when you have no results yet?

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64 votes
8 answers
85k views

Is watching porn in university a crime?

127 votes
13 answers
53k views

How to supervise a bad PhD student

217 votes
11 answers
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Have I embarassed my supervisors by solving a problem that a PhD student in my group was working on without success?

22 votes
4 answers
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I submitted a paper to two journals, and the first published it, but I agreed to publish in the other; what can I do?

95 votes
15 answers
44k views

Should I report a PhD student’s incompetence to their supervisor?

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137 votes
10 answers
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I slept with my advisor's daughter and she is blackmailing me now. What can I do?

82 votes
18 answers
43k views

A student forgot to answer an exam question

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172 votes
13 answers
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Quoting a typo: Do I really have to do "sic", or can I just fix the sentence?

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27 votes
5 answers
41k views

What does “auditing a course” mean?

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238 votes
4 answers
41k views

Sex worker student offering her (lawful) services

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42 votes
6 answers
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Is it appropriate to attend a class one is not registered for?

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309 votes
18 answers
37k views

Should I share my horrible software?

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36 votes
4 answers
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Can I request the code behind a research paper from the author?

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135 votes
20 answers
37k views

Useful strategies for answering "dumb" questions in a talk?

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13 votes
5 answers
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What is the difference between a teaching assistant and an instructor?

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121 votes
17 answers
36k views

Should I send professors money for illegally downloading their books? [closed]

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130 votes
12 answers
36k views

I am an editor for a lousy paper and I found a better algorithm than theirs. Must I share it with them?

185 votes
15 answers
35k views

How can I convince graduate students in China to not copy/paste from the Internet into their research papers?

167 votes
8 answers
34k views

Grant fraud, should I bust my PhD advisor?

214 votes
9 answers
34k views

Professor creates assignment making students advocate for a bill being presented to Congress. Is this legal?

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40 votes
10 answers
33k views

Does wearing a university t-shirt imply that the wearer is affiliated with the university?

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90 votes
12 answers
33k views

How should I deal with very negative feedback from some students?

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167 votes
14 answers
32k views

Why do many talented scientists write horrible software?

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115 votes
11 answers
31k views

Fellow student asked question from take-home exam on Stack Exchange

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25 votes
4 answers
31k views

Are professors' salaries a function of the amount of grant funding they obtain?

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33 votes
9 answers
31k views

Can a university retract a degree for actions taken after the degree is awarded?

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77 votes
11 answers
28k views

Is it unethical to cite a paper or book that you have never looked at?

173 votes
11 answers
28k views

My research paper filed as a patent in China by my Chinese supervisor without me as inventor

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101 votes
20 answers
28k views

Professor does not care about cheating, what should TA do?

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