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BrianH
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Why do graduate student contracts state "RAs shall work no more than 20 hours per week?"

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Is it widely followed that only some parts of academic books are taught to undergraduates?

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What should I do if my admission letter doesn't say anything about funding?

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Why does research cost so much money?

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Should one avoid erudite vocabulary in statement of purpose?

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PhDs in the arts - what exactly do they do?

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Should someone excited about research but who really wants to earn lots of money do a PhD?

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of rotating professors to teach subjects not in their areas?

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How to deal with graduate school rejection and overall academic failure?

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What is the equivalent of European "seminar" in US universities?

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What can be done about an unintentionally disruptive classmate?

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How can an undergraduate challenge a professor on a misleading homework question?

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Is it acceptable that I plot a time-series figure with years increasing from right to left?

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Feeling incompetent about a written exam scheduled for today. Should I skip it?

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How to quickly assess the legitimacy of a conference?

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Why do tenured professors at high-ranked universities move to lower-ranked universities?

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Would citing a political book be considered credible?

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On-campus or off-campus residence for a married couple?

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Is it unusual to apply for a degree without finishing your current one?

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(undergraduate) my graduate student is extremely cutthroat

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How conditional are conditional offers

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Can college professors alter their grading scale to pass students? How often does this happen?

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How to negotiate salary at a school with a two-stage negotiation process?

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Is it generally accepted to take months off (unpaid) during a PhD?

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Is it appropriate for a student to have their phone face down on the table when in class?

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Just graduated with a master’s degree, but I internalised nothing

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Should I cite a paper for its literature review?

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Should I get a master's in math before getting econ PhD?

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Deadline For PhD offer while waiting for other results

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What steps can faculty and staff take to promote excellence in, and importance of, teaching?

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