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How to add citation for the whole section of a report?
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I don't understand whether you paraphrased (restated in your own words) or reproduced (quoted verbatim) the book section. If the former, just start the section in your report with something akin to: &...

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What is a good way to scan a lot of exams?
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DIY isn't always better. Take the box of exams to a copy shop and tell them what you need. They'll take care of the rest.

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How to deal with fear, anxiety and limiting beliefs while waiting for PhD admissions decisions?
4 votes

These thoughts are actually useful, because they tell you to care about your well-being and security. But too much of them will only cause stress and exacerbate your anxiety. So in the spirit of Ben's ...

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How to physically organize academic papers
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As suggested in comments, use a filing cabinet, ideally with hanging file folders that require no punch holes. But don't mix physical location and semantic organisation. This would be highly ...

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Should we count articles (a, an, the) during word count of the abstract of a research paper?
11 votes

Articles are words, so they count.

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Can the introduction to a thesis be autobiographical?
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12 votes

Can this section be written in 1st person, explaining why I find this work interesting and why I was led to work in this specific area? No, you should instead explain why your reader (an imaginary ...

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Is it appropriate to re-use data from previous publication for a new study?
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37 votes

Yes, that's not only appropriate, but -- next to replication -- a main purpose of publishing data. Not being able to build on published data would greatly limit the accumulation of knowledge and lead ...

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Can I work full-time (remotely) while doing a PhD in Science?
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I'll focus on the formal/legal aspect of your question, as the issue of practical feasibility has been covered in other answers (in this and the linked-to threads). A second full time employment will ...

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Does anybody have a LaTeX CV template similar to this one?
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This looks like the popular modern CV package. It's a bit too popular to make you stand out, if you ask me. But then again, what makes a CV stand out is its content, not its layout.

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Citing a not yet finished thesis
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In APA Style: Doe, Jane. I. (2021). Embedded computing in underwater basket weaving: A case for sustainable textiles. Manuscript in preparation. Other styles might have similar formats.

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Math Ph.D. does not know what to do with life?
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Let me just comment on what you say towards the end, wich I believe is the root of your predicament. I hate being poor and lonely. I am approaching 30 without any relationship (even friendships). ...

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How to conduct research project using R programming language
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You have it backwards. First you need a research question that has the potential to improve the knowledge in your field, then you think about the corresponding hypotheses, and only in the end you ...

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Is a case study a type of research paper?
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6 votes

The case study is a qualitative research method in several disciplines, mostly in the social sciences.1 A research paper that builds on this method might also be referred to as a "case study"...

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Including photo and social links in academic cv
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29 votes

Don't include the photo. Yes, it's possible to figure out on the internet what you look like. But one would still have to figure it out. By including a photo, you make it impossible not to know how ...

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How to cite guide that doesn't have a year?
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6 votes

Whether you like it or not, the APA style requires you to write "n.d." instead of the missing date. However, when you examine the file properties of the referenced document, you can see that ...

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How should I cite an executive order in a paper?
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Here's an example using the APA citation style: Exec. Order No. 14036, 86 Fed. Reg. 36987 (July 9, 2021). The corresponding in-text citation is as follows: (Exec. Order No. 36987, 2021) Federal ...

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In what month should I write to professors in Germany regarding PhD positions?
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Most PhD positions in Germany are regular (fixed-term) employment positions, and they are offered whenever a vacancy arises, i.e. there is no recurring deadline. Since those positions are often (...

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Why are small distractions impacting my day so much?
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Distractions are a tax on productivity, because you lose much more time than the duration of the distraction. It takes a lot of time and energy to switch between tasks and to regain focus. Apparently, ...

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Why is obtaining research grants so important to universities?
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[I]n certain fields, research grants might be important for getting instruments or equipment, but in other fields, what we really need in order to produce research outputs is really just a good ...

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How to cite the same source across an entire subsection of a thesis?
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10 votes

The following section summarizes the process as described by Smith [16, pp. 14-22]. Then summarize the process, using your own words

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Professors/Teachers only replying to part of my email
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100 votes

Professors are busy and receive a lot of mail (> 50 per day, not counting mass-mailings). It's rational for them to skim past the salutations and introductory parts until the end, where you usually ...

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Can an author claim sole authorship if the hired statistician writes half of the paper?
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The statistician has a very good case for being included, but not absolutely clear-cut. The British Sociological Association (BSA) lists a number of criteria for deserving authorship. The BSA ...

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Is it ethical to share with students a book draft that the author no longer makes publicly available?
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If the author can be contacted, ask them politely whether you may distribute the manuscript that used to be available online, explaining the purpose of your request and the size of your class. Perhaps ...

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Best practice when summarizing (not reviewing) research literature
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Stop reading papers. At least without setting clearer goals first. My hunch is that you are mainly dissatisfied with your progress, because your goal is too fuzzy and too broad. As you say, you want ...

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Why do publishing scams use "lҽttҽr ѕubstitυtҽs"?
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74 votes

"Unicode-obfuscation" (link to pdf) is a common spam-filter evasion technique that is not unique to publishing scams. Your sample is not representative, so it only appears as if other scams ...

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I haven't finished my undegraduate degree but I'm a coauthor in an article. What should I put as my college level?
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You haven't formally graduated yet, so you can't claim to have any degree. Whether or not you have published a research paper is irrelevant. Simply write "Ms Perez" or "Valeria Perez&...

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Providing a recommendation letter directly to the student
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10 votes

Having the letter of recommendation (LoR) writer send the LoR directly to the institution to which you are applying is indeed the standard procedure in the English-speaking world and increasingly ...

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How can I store sources in a structured manner?
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What you are looking for is one (or more) of the following: Reference management software allows you to store, organize and retrieve bibliographic information about literature. Almost all of them ...

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Proper salutation in email for requesting a resource
6 votes

Look up who the corresponding author is, if it's a co-authored paper. This is usually indicated in a footnote. If it's a single-authored paper, use the name and title of the single author. Let's say ...

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Must presenters in the humanities read their papers verbatim instead of summarizing/discussing them?
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My main experience is with the social sciences, which are arguably as close to the humanities as to the hard/natural sciences (depending on the subfield). It's totally uncommon for a presentation to ...

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