Jeffrey J Weimer
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I have 3 months to submit my PhD thesis. What should be my strategy be like?
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Proposed Approach First, do a critical path analysis. You cannot finalize all of the conclusions (Ch 7) until you have validated all of the analysis. You cannot finalize any global introduction or ...

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Bouncing between two PhD supervisors
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The goal of research for a PhD is to allow you to demonstrate your ability to carry out a successful program of unique, robust and independent literature review, experimentation, analysis, and ...

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Is it good to finish a PhD fast?
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The time that you should take is the time needed to complete the required coursework and to complete the requested research. In the physical sciences, the latter involves validating hypotheses in an ...

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Should we ask ambiguous questions on an exam?
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Directly to your title question ... Not purposely. We can ask open-ended questions. The two (open-ended and ambiguous) are not the same. It appears that you have a good sense of the responsibilities ...

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How can I politely reply and educate students with unreasonable requests?
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... Students [are] asking for ... Post this in a common forum. Dear Students: I am preparing my best to continue with the course to cover the same topics, give the same format of assignments or ...

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Studying for an exam with an unprepared student
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This is not a clear case of a hard YES or NO answer. Let's start with the question: Why should you continue? You could continue studying with him and approach the study periods as though they are ...

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Violated academic integrity on an online coursework. What do I do?
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In the worst case, you have been caught in the act of submitting someone else's work as your own. I imagine that, even absent a statement on the course syllabus, the university has a policy statement ...

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My Supervisor is not an expert
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You face a few options. Suppose that you insist that you must do your PhD in AI. You should do whatever it takes to find a new advisor or an appropriate co-advisor. This includes talking to other ...

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Feeling regret for sending my code to my classmate
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You may plead your case to your instructor in writing as you have here. Your best option is to demonstrate that you did not get the warning of the first offense until AFTER you had already committed ...

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Professor not responding email about his grading, do I have to email again?
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I might propose that this email might get the attention needed ... I wish to meet with you to discuss my final grade in Course ABC taken over the (Fall/Spring/Summer) semester of (whatever year). I ...

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Group Versus Individual Assignments
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I suggest first and foremost that you are missing out on the significance that you can bring to your honors students by giving them exercises that teach them how to work effectively in teams (I prefer ...

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How to tell my advisor that I didn't get much progress this week gracefully
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A (research) meeting does not have to be just about reporting progress. It can be about bringing everyone involved up to date about the status of activities relevant to the success of the (research) ...

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LaTeX Document - would I make every instance of a term internally hyperlinked?
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The two parts are the index and the glossary. I think this works best when the two are not separated. We go to an index to find out where in the main document we need to go to learn about a specific ...

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Meaningful research in PhD with no publications
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Should I consider quitting my PhD, or moving to a lower-rank institute? Why is your situation frustrating to you? Overall, reading between the lines, I see a discouragement at a growing awareness of ...

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Going for a PhD after being unhappy in industry
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I have been reading here that a PhD can be a waste of time for people that do not seek a purely academic position. I doubt this is entirely true, and I suspect it is dependent on the field. What ...

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Should I leave my undergraduate research project?
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First, ask your advisor for the level of commitments to have a co-authorship on a publication. Do so in writing (e.g. via email). Dear Dr. ...: I am making plans for how best to complete the project....

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How to tell professor the reason for dropping his/her subject without it sounding rude?
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State your case with full honesty. You only do a disservice to yourself to do otherwise. Faculty who say that dropping their course is an insult to them have their heads in the wrong place. When they ...

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How much help with coursework is acceptable?
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Background For university course work, I approach this question not from the perspective of where the questions are directed. I approach it instead from the point of when the questions are asked and ...

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Professor won't let me see final exam grade
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Email can be used as a formal means to communicate, especially with time stamps. Email is however not unilaterally considered a respected forum to share course grades. In the US, this lesson hinges ...

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Supervisor not giving helpful academic direction
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Verbal conversations are an inefficient means to set directions for a successful PhD project. Random verbal conversations even less so, let alone after a few months of absence for whatever reasons. ...

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I reported cheating in an online exam and now I am scared the professor is going to blame me
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The time stamp for when you submitted your exam will be EARLIER than the time stamp for when you started your on-line search. For all other cases, as the saying goes: Ignorance of the law is no ...

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Switching into Math/Physics
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Starting Point First, I would advise someone in your situation to work the puzzle backward for different cases. Switch Degrees Take the course requirements for the physics and math undergraduate ...

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My adviser wants to be the first author
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You face three issues. First, what is the merit to you of being first author versus being co-author on a journal with only two authors? This question is independent of your "feelings" about being ...

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My supervisor is making me work on something that is not my PhD project. What should I do?
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You have not provided a basis for whether you are required to do course work in your PhD Program of Study. When no courses are needed, four months in to a three year project is ... awfully short. In ...

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Can departments sanction students who do not take sufficient precautions to protect their work?
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First ... Can some form of punishment be carried out? With the statement as phrased in the Student Code of Conduct, perhaps a case might be built. The case would ask whether the action by the student ...

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My supervisor published part of my research without informing me
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You have a few options. Option 1 Keep trying to convince your previous advisor to do something constructive to publish a revised version of your work. My advice on how best to make this happen is ...

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