Tag: graduate-school

473 How should I deal with discouragement as a graduate student? 2012-06-29T00:16:42.550

191 "I've somehow convinced everyone that I'm actually good at this" - how to effectively deal with Imposter Syndrome 2013-08-09T03:21:38.517

124 Two years into my PhD program, and Mom is dying of cancer. Should I tell my advisor about it? 2015-08-28T03:07:11.763

103 Is it okay for a professor to leave the classroom only 5 min past the class start if nobody has shown up? 2017-06-05T04:47:32.933

99 How to stop feeling guilty about unfinished work? 2014-03-10T01:39:03.527

85 Is 8:00 AM an unreasonable time to meet with my graduate students and post-doc? 2016-09-27T12:04:09.653

81 How to deal with a nosy fellow graduate student? 2016-02-10T03:55:32.253

80 How to deal with a colleague who always puts you down? 2016-01-15T23:27:09.487

78 How do really talented people in academia think about people who are less capable than them? 2016-10-27T21:11:03.467

72 Am I reading enough of the scientific literature? Should I read for breadth or depth? 2012-02-14T23:58:38.160

71 Advisor drops MSci student suddenly in final semester 2016-11-30T06:30:29.583

71 Is generic "thank you" email a waste of time in academia? 2018-02-08T02:17:26.833

65 Points to consider when deciding whether to get married during a PhD 2013-04-07T12:28:09.773

64 What can I do to recover from a short term burnout? 2013-02-01T07:57:14.870

62 Is transferring to another university an option for an unhappy PhD student? 2012-07-17T18:09:15.513

62 Is it true that 'nice' professors fail to produce good students? 2015-02-05T09:07:28.050

61 University I rejected is asking which other one I chose over them; should I tell? 2017-03-28T15:49:14.777

58 Is watching porn in university a crime? 2016-04-06T15:50:11.963

58 Should you tell grad students to apply for grants you know they won't get? 2017-10-04T02:15:12.897

56 Is it acceptable to wear the same outfit every day? 2015-12-27T18:27:46.413

56 Is it frowned upon to go to office hours as a graduate student? 2017-09-27T19:39:14.700

54 I am currently debating whether to leave my PhD program- any advice 2013-05-05T03:15:41.333

53 Age and Graduate school 2012-03-27T06:43:55.903

51 Is talking about quitting to your supervisor a point of no return? 2015-02-23T10:04:29.000

50 What are some options for a graduate student abandoned by Ph. D advisor? 2012-09-11T17:59:09.640

49 What should a proper email signature look like for graduate students? 2013-03-29T16:35:28.647

49 How should I deal with discouragement looking at others success? 2014-01-07T10:16:37.947

49 In teaching, what are the advantages of using slides over doing board work? 2014-10-02T20:24:18.497

46 How true is the stereotype that PhD graduates are overqualified? 2015-05-25T05:54:44.467

45 Can one excel in graduate school with a demanding family life? 2013-05-02T00:47:04.877

44 Why does a mathematics department want student evaluations of a famous professor? 2016-08-23T04:17:29.773

42 How can a new PhD Student objectively evaluate how well they are doing? 2016-01-06T16:40:49.290

42 Can a graduate school dean prevent you from attending a class? 2017-10-28T20:57:03.953

41 Unsolicited CVs from grad school applicants - ignore or try to help? 2013-03-09T16:37:36.330

41 As an undergraduate, how can I explore research topics that may interest me without having a background? 2016-04-24T16:26:23.963

40 Will people judge me negatively for skipping department seminars? 2012-02-14T21:53:38.490

39 What are the advantages and disadvantages to completing a Masters program before applying to a Ph. D program? 2012-02-28T03:05:48.963

39 How to handle an advisor who communicates badly and puts me in a bad position as a result? 2014-06-03T21:31:05.413

39 Why doesn't academia incorporate spaced repetition in higher education? 2016-05-22T11:13:07.947

38 How to cope when PhD advisor quits midway 2012-04-18T07:54:43.260

38 What are the benefits/detriments to graduate students joining unions? 2014-05-08T16:09:11.207

38 Why is having multiple college majors seen as a bad thing when applying to graduate school? 2016-12-15T11:29:14.343

36 How do I know if I'm good enough to be a math professor? 2014-02-07T13:11:55.697

36 Graduate school with tinnitus 2018-02-07T10:48:56.493

35 Is there anything wrong with faculty socializing with grad students? 2013-08-15T18:19:00.180

35 Having students scribe lectures 2014-04-24T15:13:30.497

35 Why are US PhDs different from European PhDs? 2015-04-10T11:44:17.993

35 Reality check on advice for statement of purpose 2018-01-14T20:55:14.613

35 Is it discrimination to hold someone from a minority or underprivileged background to the same academic standard as regular students? 2018-02-15T20:09:33.537

34 How can I ask a teacher to follow the textbook more closely? 2016-02-24T03:01:44.630

32 Details an applicant should include/exclude in an introductory letter to a prospective grad school adviser? 2012-02-19T13:21:38.807

32 Is it necessary for a grad student to respond to phone calls, as long as they're responsive on email? 2015-07-22T10:49:48.577

32 How should one decide whether to study logic in a math or philosophy department? 2016-05-17T16:34:15.760

31 How to efficiently read mathematically and theoretically dense books in STEM fields? 2012-03-07T14:20:51.070

31 Will it hurt me if my advisor's last name is before mine alphabetically? 2013-12-16T05:54:17.623

31 What are the 'right questions' to ask professors at a visit day for prospective graduate students? 2014-02-20T08:22:45.907

30 Can a department revoke a degree, once granted by the university? 2018-01-29T18:19:49.603

29 What can I do as a graduate student to maximize my chances of obtaining a professorship? 2012-05-27T15:28:04.867

29 How to get back on track after falling behind 2013-02-18T09:34:31.347

29 What should advisors do if one of their PhD students has to withdraw? 2013-04-05T07:18:18.560

29 How strong of an obligation does an advisor have to attend his/her Ph.D. students' graduation? 2014-04-02T02:44:52.960

29 Is it possible to restart a PhD due to issues with supervisor (and should I do it)? 2014-09-06T19:51:39.307

28 What should I do if the professor I intended to work with has moved to a different school? 2013-08-18T13:48:18.860

28 How common is it for women to drop out of graduate school because they have children? 2015-02-14T14:51:08.037

28 Do exercises in a theoretical reference book need to be solved when doing research? 2015-02-24T07:06:38.500

28 I feel burned out after finishing my master. Should I take year off before the PhD? 2015-10-04T00:43:42.950

28 How do I impress my prospective grad advisor? (first meeting) 2017-04-03T21:06:11.587

27 When is it a good idea to let an academic department (or a professor) know that I have Asperger's (or ADD)? 2012-03-02T19:57:27.947

27 When does a PhD end? 2012-03-15T06:37:34.547

27 Advice for having children during graduate school 2013-07-26T20:53:37.293

27 Advisor transferring to better school 2017-06-23T22:48:34.737

26 Advisor isn't advising 2012-02-16T15:39:07.360

26 “making it look good”- is it always important? 2013-03-31T18:13:14.510

26 How much vacation time is typical during a PhD in the United States? 2013-07-23T17:41:39.847

26 How to test (admitted) grad students before hiring them in your lab 2014-07-13T18:35:11.033

26 What is a "good" PhD dropout rate, and how would we know? 2015-08-26T04:58:29.363

26 How to answer “Why is graduate study important at this time in your life?”, when the reasons are very personal? 2015-10-25T18:38:38.260

25 Attending graduate school at my undergraduate university 2012-02-17T12:30:55.530

25 Doing a PhD with significant external time obligations (e.g., marriage) 2012-02-21T17:47:53.187

25 What are some good questions to ask current graduate students when visiting schools? 2012-02-22T13:49:51.453

25 What are the long-term advantages of a US PhD compared to Europe/Oceania? 2012-11-10T11:58:35.623

25 Professor withholding course grade until submission of conference paper 2013-04-25T20:24:36.143

25 Do professors change their impression of a previously bad student? 2015-04-23T11:57:20.753

25 How to deal with fellow grad students who want to copy assignments? 2017-02-16T19:31:42.727

24 How to motivate speakers to give less specialized talks at a "colloquium?" 2015-02-20T20:06:44.797

24 Feeling unprepared for PhD because of poor educational system in my home country. Should I leave PhD to retake courses somewhere else? 2018-01-11T13:39:38.313

23 Is it possible for a student in first year of Ph.D to secure funding for attending conferences? 2012-02-17T07:21:21.860

23 How can one successfully run a reading group? 2012-03-18T06:34:55.257

23 How does one keep herself updated with new research without forgetting older results? 2012-12-03T17:12:04.900

23 Having the knowledge of a graduate student but not having the degree requirements for graduate school? 2014-01-06T02:01:51.850

23 How much detail to include in first email to potential PhD supervisor? 2014-02-09T03:54:23.920

23 Will people think negatively of owning a nice car in grad school? 2014-04-27T16:22:51.733

22 How do I not get impatient when other people ask me to describe my research? 2012-02-19T16:55:51.940

22 What's a good way out when research is stuck? 2012-05-19T17:22:03.663

22 As a dissertation advisor, how can I best help a "typical" graduate student? 2013-08-15T18:29:53.010

22 Why is B or B− the minimum passing grade for most graduate courses in US? 2014-10-29T04:49:56.577

22 How to reduce negative consequence for the person I plagiarized my assignment from? 2016-01-02T17:47:51.250

22 When do most students publish in a European PhD? 2016-02-07T10:55:14.817

22 How to quit/put on hold a PhD program due to personality clash with advisor? 2016-03-24T18:02:49.733