Robert Columbia
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Is it plagarism if the entire paper is copied, but each sentence is quoted?
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This is not plagiarism, but poor work. See this discussion on The Chronicle of Higher Education, where several instructors opined that this type of work was not plagiarism but deserved a low grade. ...

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Citing a math theorem with errors
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I believe that paul garrett is pretty much correct here, but here's a way you can incorporate this into your paper: Smith and Jones (1995) found that the area under the rhomboid apparatus was upper-...

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What should PhD students do when they are told to add authors who did not contribute to the paper (e.g., head of school, international funders)?
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Have you thought about engaging these people in some minimal amount of work? For example, arrange to have teleconferences with these "authors" and try to get at least one substantial piece of advice ...

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Why do most people think it's a bad idea to read from slides?
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Expanding on jf328's answer, "reading slides" can be helpful if you have an audience that struggles with the language you are presenting in or has problems with low literacy despite natively speaking ...

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Are There Any Schools That do not require a formal education for a BS. MS. and/or Ph.D.?
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It sounds like you are saying that your primary barrier is not having a formal high school diploma. This can be remedied somewhat easily. You can take the GED exam. Some colleges are known to not ...

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Would I be able to do a PHD without having a bachelor or master degree
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In theory, anyone can be admitted to a PhD program if they can convince the applicable faculty to let them in. Generally, this is done by having awesome research or research ideas already on the table....

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Should I include extra information in quiz questions?
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Other answers have mentioned reasons that this might not be a good idea. One way it could help some students is by triggering linkages in memory! For example, one of your students might think, "Wait a ...

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Should one cite during university exams?
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Building on jakebeal's excellent answer, let's consider that citation has two purposes: Let the reader know what ideas and findings are your own original contributions. Inform readers where they can ...

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What is an "Advanced Studies Diploma" equivalent to?
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Bouncing off @PradeebanKathiravelu 's answer, in the English-speaking world, the completion of all PhD requirements except for the dissertation is often called "All But Dissertation" (ABD) and is ...

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Is it professional for a professor to ask "surprise" questions on a test?
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"New" material can be tested for on an exam if the students have access to or have been taught materials that are sufficient to make sense of the "new" material. This can apply to ...

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Ways to display extra-curricular/independent learning
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Another option is to take Credit By Exam or Competency-Based Education (CBE) credits. Credit by exam is pretty simple - you sit the final exam (or an exam equivalent to a final exam) and if you pass, ...

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How does academia handle bookbinding in the US?
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The closest program would probably be a Library Science degree (e.g. MLS, MLIS). The actual percentage of the program that would directly deal with physical book construction and repair is almost ...

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Misunderstood exam question with consequences for incorrect answer
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Bouncing off @R.M. 's answer, another way to award partial credit is to look for elements of the student's answer that actually would fit in to an answer to the actual question. It's not clear in ...

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