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Will R
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266 votes
19 answers
34k views

Moral dilemma in unwittingly being paid to complete a student's work

94 votes
9 answers
11k views

Walk up and talk to random people at academic conferences - is that appropriate?

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94 votes
5 answers
7k views

Typical experiences of transgender people in academia?

93 votes
10 answers
26k views

What makes academic failure different from failure in another career?

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89 votes
5 answers
9k views

What productive academic work can you do with minimal attention in a small (<30 minutes) block of time?

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89 votes
22 answers
34k views

What is the point of a lecture when you have a textbook?

77 votes
1 answer
6k views

How to deal with an author who worked on an analysis that never made it into the paper?

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76 votes
7 answers
15k views

Should I admit that I can't find a solution to a math problem?

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64 votes
15 answers
15k views

Lecturer with anxiety. How to survive in academia?

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60 votes
11 answers
13k views

Can I publish a paper which 1) proposes an idea and 2) proves that the idea doesn't work?

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53 votes
6 answers
12k views

How to deal with a cynical class?

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52 votes
15 answers
16k views

If you know a family member who is much more qualified and capable in mathematics than you are, should find another field of specialisation?

45 votes
5 answers
8k views

As a referee, is it okay to ask for references to be removed?

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41 votes
8 answers
11k views

Why has the time spent studying declined so sharply in the United States over the the past few decades?

31 votes
3 answers
8k views

What are characteristics of a "good" thesis topic?

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28 votes
2 answers
11k views

Interviewing for a lecturer position in the UK

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23 votes
2 answers
3k views

Is it moral to propose work that's already partly done?

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16 votes
4 answers
5k views

Is it acceptable to ask how a professor would like to be addressed through email?

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12 votes
5 answers
4k views

How to emphasize the main contributor to a paper when the field typically orders authors alphabetically?

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8 votes
3 answers
3k views

Will an off-topic Masters hurt my chances of a PhD place?

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8 votes
6 answers
5k views

How to "tailor" the statement of purpose for a particular grad school

8 votes
2 answers
1k views

How to break this perception that my research trajectory will be almost the same as my research senior’s? [closed]

5 votes
3 answers
7k views

Which differences are there between Math PhD programs in the US and in the UK regarding admission, funding, and reputation?

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5 votes
2 answers
145 views

What is the best way to archive all references in phd?

4 votes
1 answer
201 views

Sane document filing and multi-project workflow system [closed]