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Chris Cirefice
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610 votes
12 answers
80k views

How should I deal with becoming discouraged as a graduate student?

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349 votes
17 answers
63k views

Upset by male classmates openly comparing female students according to physical appearance

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267 votes
20 answers
31k views

How to avoid procrastination during the research phase of my PhD?

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204 votes
8 answers
229k views

How do you cite a Github repository?

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196 votes
11 answers
25k views

Postdoc overwhelmed by incomplete work

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191 votes
15 answers
23k views

How to stop hopping the learning chain and actually begin somewhere?

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173 votes
1 answer
89k views

What does the typical workflow of a journal look like? How should I interpret a particular submission status?

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166 votes
21 answers
26k views

How do you come to terms with the fact that you might never be among the best in your research community?

155 votes
13 answers
23k views

How honest should one be with their students when talking about the realities of academia?

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147 votes
3 answers
87k views

How are Ph.D. applications evaluated in the US, particularly for weak or borderline students? Am I likely to get into school X?

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137 votes
4 answers
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How hard do early-career academics in the United States work, really?

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137 votes
10 answers
43k views

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

130 votes
8 answers
19k views

How do I identify predatory and low quality journals? With Beall's List gone, how can I tell if a journal is spam?

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127 votes
13 answers
52k views

How to supervise a bad PhD student

123 votes
18 answers
333k views

I was caught cheating on an exam, how can I minimize the damage?

122 votes
9 answers
19k views

Taking an academic pseudonym?

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119 votes
9 answers
168k views

How do you get a bad transcript past Ph.D. admissions?

119 votes
9 answers
84k views

How to come up with research ideas?

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115 votes
13 answers
49k views

Why do students go for a PhD even when chances of getting academic jobs on its completion are slim?

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113 votes
15 answers
31k views

Why are research papers written in language that's difficult for undergraduate students?

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113 votes
9 answers
39k views

Googling my name reveals silly things from when I was younger. I am embarassed. How will this affect me in my future academic career?

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97 votes
7 answers
12k views

Why can't universities work around the proposed reclassification of tuition remission as taxable income, by not charging tuition?

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97 votes
18 answers
28k views

Why do some instructors care so much about attendance?

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81 votes
10 answers
14k views

Stay in academia or become professor without overworking, is it possible?

80 votes
10 answers
17k views

How to reward students for learning from mistakes without penalizing those who didn't make mistakes in the first place?

80 votes
12 answers
23k views

What to do about students who miss my lectures and then want me to repeat entire material?

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78 votes
6 answers
9k views

What do you do to keep your mind sharp?

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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?

77 votes
15 answers
20k views

Why do you need to study a subject at a university level to teach it at a high school?

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76 votes
23 answers
33k views

Is it unreasonable to set assignment deadlines on Saturday/Sunday?