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Drecate
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92 votes
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Is it normal to feel like I bought my way into graduate school after being rejected and then accepted when I was awarded an external fellowship?

90 votes

Why do some instructors care so much about attendance?

88 votes

Is it normal for a PhD candidate to be dissatisfied with their PhD thesis topic, if the field is not hot?

70 votes
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As a new PhD supervisor, how should I deal with taking a student to a wrong direction?

28 votes

How do I regain my momentum in research after a long period of slacking off?

28 votes

Supervisors constantly rejecting my ideas. What to do?

26 votes

Is it acceptable to wear the same outfit every day?

24 votes
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Can a personal meeting with a scientist be referenced?

20 votes

Publishing research using outdated methods

16 votes

Graduate school admission with a degree in a different field

15 votes

How to answer “Why is graduate study important at this time in your life?”, when the reasons are very personal?

14 votes

Would creating an online flash card deck for GRE study help overcome a weak TOEFL score?

14 votes
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Which e-mail address should I give for a recommender in an application?

14 votes

Should I quit my job and travel the world before applying to PhD programs?

13 votes

How should a social scientist deal with envy of disciplines that are more quantitatively rigorous?

12 votes
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As an undergrad student, what should I do after taking 2nd-year grad-level math courses?

11 votes

Unconscious bias toward recommendation letters written by men?

11 votes
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There is some indication that I am not that good at teaching – should I still strive to become a professor?

10 votes

What should I do if advisor asks me to move to another university or lab for strange reasons?

9 votes

How casual is too casual for a PhD application personal statement?

9 votes

Is it possible to do research in theoretical physics without going to college?

8 votes

Do PhD students work alone in American universities?

8 votes
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What is the motivation to start a new journal in a crowded field?

6 votes

PhD Advisor to Stop Funding Me

6 votes

Why is plagiarism so harshly punished?

6 votes

What to do with an unfinished research project you previously worked on?

4 votes

4th year PhD student(24 years old). I am lost

4 votes

Rejected by fellowships, worrying about my future

4 votes

"Professors do talk, you know" - What exactly does that mean?

4 votes

I have an undergraduate degree and no research experience -- how to begin now?