Mars
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Our instructor threw together freely available YouTube videos and Wikipedia articles instead of lectures. What should I do?
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As a professor, I spend a large amount of time reviewing and choosing reading materials so that students can learn efficiently. Then I spend time organizing the order in which students will study ...

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Is it okay to put up a submitted paper and a paper which is about to be submitted on Academia.edu?
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This may not be relevant to OP's situation but it's relevant to the general question: There is one additional issue not addressed so far: Are you sure that you want everyone in the world seeing your ...

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How do professors and lecturers learn to teach?
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When I was in grad school in a U.S. university, a while ago, the section of the university I was in had a series of workshops taught by professors in various departments. These were optional, and met ...

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Should I give professor gift at the beginning of my PhD?
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A close friend who is a professor often has Ph.D. students from Korea and China, who give small gifts--food items from their home countries, for example. (We both work in the U.S.; I am also a ...

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What weight does a visiting assistant professorship in a different field carry in tenure track faculty applications?
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I can't speak for disciplines other than philosophy, but some of the points below may translate to other fields. In philosophy I think that there are some departments and some philosophers who would ...

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Citing work with a publication year in the future
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I agree with @George. There's no problem at all with citing a publication date in the future. The more difficult case in when an article is available online now, but there's no publication date yet ...

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Which would be more beneficial when applying to theoretical physics PhD programs, Math M.S or experimental physics M.S.?
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I'm not a physicist (I'm a philosopher of science who loves mathematical perspectives), so my opinion doesn't count, but here are things to consider. You may want to think beyond the immediate ...

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If a student's work has been substantially (>80%) revised, is s/he still qualified as the first author?
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I agree with much of what's said in other answers. I want to add a few comments: Order of authors has different meanings in different disciplines. In some situations in some disciplines, the last ...

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How many faculty positions should one apply to?
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If you're coming out of a graduate program, your department or an office in your university may be used to handling the process of sending out letters. Another alternative is to use a service like ...

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Job Market paper: what are the criteria?
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I agree with @AlexanderWoo--ask people in the field that you know. However, this also seems like a situation in which it might be useful to construct a new paper that combines material from the first ...

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