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66 votes
15 answers
87k views

Software to use for creating posters for academic conferences?

56 votes
7 answers
9k views

If you get stuck in research, at what point in time should you ask for help?

43 votes
1 answer
2k views

When asking research-based questions, what are some good practices to maximize the rates at which people reply to emails?

34 votes
5 answers
7k views

What are some general good principles for creating a poster for a poster session?

32 votes
7 answers
19k views

What are some good project-management tools for academics?

28 votes
6 answers
2k views

When is it a good idea to let an academic department (or a professor) know that I have Asperger's (or ADD)?

25 votes
4 answers
46k views

What are some good questions to ask current graduate students when visiting schools?

23 votes
5 answers
34k views

What are some good practices when asking people to share their PowerPoint presentations from a conference/talk?

23 votes
2 answers
944 views

What are some guidelines to keep in mind when selecting members of one's PhD committee?

22 votes
5 answers
1k views

How do I not get impatient when other people ask me to describe my research?

21 votes
5 answers
5k views

What is the purpose of the weekly research meetings that advisers often have with their research group?

20 votes
3 answers
1k views

Guidelines to follow if my adviser suggests that I work on dead-end projects

20 votes
3 answers
1k views

Should someone who wants tenure (or a research position) have hobbies totally unrelated to their work?

19 votes
2 answers
6k views

What are some good practices for applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program?

19 votes
3 answers
1k views

How many weeks of break (per year) should a graduate student reasonably expect to have?

18 votes
3 answers
1k views

What role do professors on a graduate student's PhD committee serve?

17 votes
6 answers
13k views

What are some good writing tablets for taking notes that are heavy on math/physics? [closed]

17 votes
2 answers
6k views

Who determines whether or not a professor receives tenure?

16 votes
2 answers
591 views

How intensive is the process of interviewing people for faculty openings?

16 votes
1 answer
7k views

What percent of assistant professors generally receive tenure, and how does this percent vary depending on both school and field?

16 votes
7 answers
2k views

What are some practices for getting a name change so that people can find me more easily?

16 votes
4 answers
1k views

What to do if undergraduate research has stalled for a long time?

15 votes
2 answers
5k views

On giving gifts to LOR writers

15 votes
2 answers
2k views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having multiple advisers?

15 votes
6 answers
946 views

What happens to the reviews that people write for journal articles after they're sent back to the author?

15 votes
2 answers
1k views

How are the personal assistants for professors usually funded?

15 votes
4 answers
4k views

How do professors usually discover "new" research interests?

15 votes
1 answer
441 views

How do academic position job search committees evaluate potential for intellectual leadership?

14 votes
2 answers
9k views

When meeting a professor for the first time, is it always a good idea to ask about their research interests?

14 votes
3 answers
2k views

Do professors benefit from undergraduate research?