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67 votes
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How do I gain back my faith in my PhD degree?

40 votes
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Use of words like "herein" in research articles

39 votes

Is using the phrase "... is left as an exercise for the reader" considered good style in academic papers/theses?

39 votes
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How should I deal with discouragement looking at others success?

37 votes

What are the potential pitfalls of having a PhD?

34 votes

Should one apologize in response letters to reviewers? If not, why not?

32 votes

Is doing two PhDs a good path?

30 votes
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What to do when my course-mates are making up research results for a class paper?

28 votes

Why should (or should not) a university have a policy of not hiring its own PhDs?

27 votes

Why do many talented scientists write horrible software?

26 votes
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Whether to publish one big paper or many smaller papers for a given research project?

24 votes

How to read a research paper with too many references to previous works?

23 votes

Reviewer asked to move every mathematical proof to appendices for an engineering journal

16 votes

Writing a recommendation letter for a student I reported for academic dishonesty

15 votes

How would one fail a master thesis defense?

15 votes

Should I add references to conference presentations?

15 votes

How to deal with racial insensitivity in an academic environment?

14 votes

Dealing with listening/talking to researchers with difficult accents

13 votes

How to handle a PI who constantly threatens to kick me out of their lab?

13 votes

How to structure presentation to avoid getting questions that will be answered later in the presentation?

12 votes

How can I improve my attention and make fewer mistakes?

12 votes

What can I do to recover from a short term burnout?

12 votes
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How to add long lists in thesis

11 votes

How to know whether my PhD advisor knows the area of research?

11 votes

Do I need to send e-mail to follow up a PhD interview day?

11 votes
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How to convert from one grading scheme to another?

10 votes

Why do so many people apply to so few PhD programs?

10 votes
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Is a postdoc successful only when completed?

9 votes
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My potential future PhD supervisor ask me to peer review a paper

9 votes

Can a postdoc change his/her supervisor in Sweden?