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Roger Fan
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44 votes

Word choice for salutation in a formal email to your PhD adviser, Is *Dear Boss* appropriate?

21 votes

Why does grade inflation seem to be so severe in the USA?

16 votes

What is the effect of a PhD student dyeing their hair blue?

12 votes
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Most of the research I did during college took place in my classes. How can I leverage this when applying to grad school?

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How can I overcome the fact that I attend a weak undergraduate institution?

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Why law and business faculty are paid the highest salaries?

9 votes

Why is an academic CV not the place to sell?

9 votes

What would be the difference between the public and private graduate schools in US?

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Is a letter of recommendation from an employer useful, when the company has shut down?

8 votes

What do I do if no one admits me to a PhD position?

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Is it better to do undergraduate research in the summer, or during the school year?

7 votes

One professor advised me to apply to some top schools. How to use this advice effectively when applying to other schools?

7 votes
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Why do the rankings from U.S. News & World Report list some schools twice?

6 votes
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Can I get into a top 50 school with a bachelors degree from an unknown state college?

6 votes

How to choose a recommender during graduate school applications?

5 votes
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Can grad school admission recommendation letters be generic for all applications?

5 votes
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Academic or non Academic Journal as a professional?

4 votes

How does a graduate admissions committee consider junior/senior grades that are not yet available?

4 votes

Pros and cons of teaching assistantship as a masters student intending to go on to industry job

4 votes

Are there any academic data sets that force users to release any source code written to analyse them?

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Website for admission results?

3 votes

Is it legal to accept a later offer (e.g., came after 15 April), despite having previously accepted an offer from a university before 15 April?

3 votes

Required items for undergraduate's CV who is applying to grad school

3 votes

Which GPA is more important for applying to PhD programs, graduate or undergraduate?

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Are MOOCs a good way to show grad schools that I've gained proficiency in a field which is not my major?

3 votes

How can I progress with researching/working with profs with a bad transcript?

2 votes

Can publicly available datasets which are hosted in Github be used in research papers?

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How to narrow down focus in humanities/social sciences?

2 votes

How common are PhD interviews in the U.S.?

1 vote

"Designated emphasis" on a doctorate