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Aru Ray
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How to ask dumb questions

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210 votes
14 answers
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Writing a recommendation letter for a student I reported for academic dishonesty

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5 answers
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What to do if a referee plagiarises the result after rejecting a paper?

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Should I quit my PhD - workload, self-esteem and social life [closed]

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Typical experiences of transgender people in academia?

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18 answers
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How to quiet noisy undergrads students during lecture

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2 answers
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What is the origin of the "underwater basket weaving" meme in Academia?

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17 answers
19k views

How to deal with people looking at their mobile phone during my presentation?

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12 answers
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What to do about students who miss my lectures and then want me to repeat entire material?

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14 answers
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How should a social scientist deal with envy of disciplines that are more quantitatively rigorous?

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7 answers
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How to care less about teaching?

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6 answers
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Should all authors on a paper be comfortable explaining every aspect of the paper?

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3 answers
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How do "scientific couples" (from different fields) find positions?

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Why do undergraduate admissions in the U.S take into account nonacademic criteria?

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10 answers
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Is it true that 'nice' professors fail to produce good students?

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64 votes
11 answers
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How is sexism unknowingly perpetrated in academia?

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60 votes
11 answers
64k views

How to handle a student's public speaking anxiety when teaching a class that requires presentations?

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59 votes
8 answers
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Anonymous Student Feedback: Moving forward from abusive comments

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13 answers
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What do universities usually do with a student's graded final exams?

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6 answers
7k views

How hard is it to succeed in research after an adviser's death midway through PhD?

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9 answers
9k views

How should a non-native English presenter respond to a question they did not understand?

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5 answers
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Can one excel in graduate school with a demanding family life?

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7 answers
9k views

How to manage theorist's "labbook"?

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5 answers
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Are cover letters sent to referees and should you highlight the contribution of your paper in the cover letter?

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1 answer
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How does a graduate program's admissions committee operate?

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4 answers
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What can academics and students do to reduce racism in academia?

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39 votes
6 answers
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What is (if there is one) the equivalent of the tenure-track phase in Europe?

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2 answers
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What are the 'right questions' to ask professors at a visit day for prospective graduate students?

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1 answer
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Unconscious bias toward recommendation letters written by men?

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4 answers
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What is being done to make the academic environment more women friendly?

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