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Massimo Ortolano
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313 votes

Only one student answered an exam question - and I strongly suspect he cheated

234 votes
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If I receive written permission to use content from a paper without citing, is it plagiarism?

162 votes

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

140 votes

What to do with someone that cheated their way through university and a PhD program?

134 votes

How to respond to a company that wants specific details on implementation of my PhD research?

133 votes
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Editor asks for π to be written in roman

124 votes

Supervisor does not allow use of commercial software for student project, against student's interests

119 votes

How to deal with an inappropriate greeting in an email?

117 votes

How to respond to a professor who was insulted by an email detailing mistakes in the exercise?

117 votes

How to tell speakers that their English is terrible?

113 votes

Should I simplify my writing in a foreign country?

93 votes

Is it okay to typeset someone’s to-be-graded assignment for them?

91 votes
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How were scientific plots made in the 1960s?

89 votes

Is this footnote from one of Perelman's papers meant to be a joke, or is it mandatory to list one's source of funding?

88 votes

How much percentage royalty do I get from Springer (as the paper's author) and how I can apply for royalty payment?

78 votes

How should you respond when a professor answers your question with "It's obvious!"?

77 votes
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Does it make sense to let a colleague know about his repeated misspelling?

76 votes
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Is it acceptable to use Mathematica to derive results in your research?

74 votes
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Sharing my unpublished thesis with other students?

71 votes

How to react to a student proselytising during office hours?

64 votes
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Why do academic journals usually have continuous page numbering?

61 votes

What can professors do to encourage properly written email messages from students?

59 votes
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How to deal with a complete failure in a group research?

55 votes
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Is using "iff" appropriate?

55 votes
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Is requesting to change US units to SI units reasonable?

54 votes
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Should diacritics be kept when citing a paper written in an abundant diacritics Latin-based script language?

53 votes
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How common is it for a paper to be wrong?

53 votes
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Physics dissertation: Do I give a reference every time I mention a certain piece of work?

53 votes

Dealing with loneliness as a professor

51 votes
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Is it appropriate to ask a professor for a discount on his expensive book?

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