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How to Deal with Demanding Parents
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I wonder if this could be a "simple" miscommunication. To my understanding the situation is this: You are struggling and having a difficult time finishing your degree due to anxiety and some ...

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How bad is it: doing the first PostDoc and PhD at the same place?
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I would like to add a different perspective: moving means adapting to a different work environment, people and group. If you move to a new country additionally, it is also a new culture, new language ...

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I rejected a PhD offer but now would like to accept it again
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Contact the supervisor now, explain your situation and hope for the best. The worst that can happen is that your position has been given to someone else (so be prepared for this). The more you wait ...

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I have been asked for names of referees during signing offer letter
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I have seen this before. It meant, references were a formality. Basically, the offer stands as log as your referees don't tell something horrible about you.

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Is it unusual to be offered an academic job without pay?
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It is very likely a communication problem as Rob suggested. If it is a full-time job, you should get paid. You will also have tasks that do not benefit you at all. Usually these jobs are advertised so ...

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Should I ask for my thesis to be cited?
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I am sorry about your negative thesis experience but I am afraid you cannot do much. If I understand the situation correctly, the organisation that owns the data, gave you part of it so you could ...

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Is international collaboration with an academic possible if I am not an academic myself and don't have a PhD?
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I do not see how contacting this person by sending an email could hurt you. Worst case scenario, you will not receive a response. Good luck!

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Does APA style use parentheses to differentiate between names for works versus names for authors?
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Both are fine, they fit into the sentence slightly differently so it is often used together to make the text smoother and less repetitive. No, because the structure remains the same, so no reason to ...

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Can a student propose a different programming language for the assignment or Lab?
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First, do not ask it here, ask your teacher. It depends on what the aims of the course are. If it is part of the aims to teach MATLAB (for example, because later courses will build on this knowledge), ...

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What does it mean for a (assoc.) professor to have very few first-author publications while directing a lab/group?
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I think it is also a matter of attitude and personal choice. To give you and example, both my PhD and postdoc advisors are well-established with about the same number of publications per year but have ...

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Got negative teaching reviews, can this affect my prospects for postdoc
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You create a document with all grading and assessment requirements, deadlines, all tasks (including potential bonus points) before the semester starts. You discuss said document in class and upload/...

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Should I do a second PhD after a bad one?
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While I agree with the other responses, let me give you the perspective of someone who was part of a group where second PhDs were common. I think many of this will not apply in all countries (...

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Including descriptions in a CV
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I would do both, meaning I would create a long version with 2-3 lines of description and a short version without (or describing only 1-2 projects). The trick is to submit the right version for each ...

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How can a student avoid paying hefty sums for conferences?
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Check if your university has travel grants for students. Large conferences also often have student travel awards you can apply for when you submit your abstract. Alternatively, in some countries there ...

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Seeking accommodations because of mental health. How to proceed?
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Persons with depression and/or anxiety can have very different disease trajectories and it is very hard to anticipate severity, length of episodes, reactions to treatment and medication, etc. For this ...

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4 page vs 2 page CV for PhD programs
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We recently hired two PhD students, one with a 1,5-page-CV, the other with a 5,5-page-CV. What matters is the content. If you can fill 4 pages with relevant information, go for it, but I would go for ...

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How to demonstrate ability to operationalize research during interview
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Mentioning your skills with SPSS is great but statistical analysis is just a part of research. (And if we speak about this part, I would be more interested in which statistical methods you used and ...

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How to teach a class with huge differences between students' backgrounds?
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Every teacher, course, group and situation is different but these are things that worked for me (Europe, teaching unmotivated and diverse group of undergrads): Keep external teaching material (books, ...

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How to write papers fast and efficiently?
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I had the same problem. My solution is ridiculously simple: just write every day. Recipe: You write every working day a specific number of words. Start with a small amount, say 150-200, and it can be ...

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Names/salutations for international students of unknown gender
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When responding to emails to people I have not met, I usually copy the name from the signature and add "Dear" in front.

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