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Is it fair to punish absent students with a one-question exam?
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31 votes

I think that this is unprofessional, and is leaving the institution open to all sorts of action (up to and including legal proceedings, if it impacts on a student's progression, for example). For ...

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Assessing students in exams with negative points?
19 votes

It's to discourage guessing, and to avoid mark inflation. There are many discussions of negative marking available; here is one: http://teach.southwales.ac.uk/assessment/negativemarking/

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Have people been prosecuted for using fake degrees?
9 votes

See here for one case: http://www.employeescreen.com/iqblog/fake-degree-leads-to-arrest/ And here's the official announcement: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doi/downloads/pdf/pr46feraca05_26_2010.pdf ...

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Ignored Requests Open-Source Software from a Research Group
5 votes

It's perfectly possible that your polite request is sat in a queue of jobs behind several others. If you mailed them six weeks ago, then that would just about coincide with the start of the teaching ...

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Writing a research statement in mathematics without having any research experience
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4 votes

Your research statement should set out the background to the problems that interest you, what you think you could contribute to their analysis/solution, and an overview of the approach(es) that you ...

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How does a software application idea become a research project?
2 votes

Your first step should be an extremely thorough search of the scientific literature, in order to explore what's already been done in the area covered by your application - that is, assess the ...

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Is it necessary to provide links to the mentioned softwares' websites on my CV?
1 votes

Unless the software is very specific to the role for which you're applying (in which case, one would hope that anyone reviewing applications would be familiar with it...) you should probably not go ...

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Knowing a lecturer from a previous course of study, would it have an impact?
1 votes

I think your anxiety might be causing you to over-inflate the significance of the historical incidents (unless, of course, the nature of the arguments was deeply personal, for example). Eight years is ...

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How to introduce multiple authors of a research paper in content?
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For more than two authors, it's generally the norm to say something like "As Andria, et al. (2014) discuss, ..."

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