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comment I chose :Teaching Grammar with games in ESL Classrooms -as master thesis
You should ask your supervisor for guidance, since advising you about what books to read, how to handle the literature review, and what methodology to use is what your advisor is for. (It's also requires an answer that is both detailed and specific to your situation, so it's not such a good fit here.)
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comment Poor grammar in a mathematical paper?
I don't think this is a good fit for English Language & Usage (it's more about academic writing conventions than the English language). One could debate whether it fits better here or on math.stackexchange.com, but I think it's fine here (and indeed this issue comes up in more fields than just mathematics).
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answered (Master's Degree) What are they 'precisely' looking for in a Statement of Purpose, and does a SOP matter when one has excellent GPA?
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comment Do universities hire graduates from lesser universities
I don't know of a principled study, and it would be difficult to carry one out. The issue is how to measure research excellence. Objective measures like counting publications or citations are mediocre at best. Expert opinion is the only half-decent measure we have, but it can't address the possibility of bias. There's certainly data about people's beliefs: for example, the placement data cited in the original question shows that hiring committee judgments correlate with pedigree. That's pretty compelling if you trust their judgment, but it leaves open the possibility that this is just bias.
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comment Why the taboo against naming discoveries after yourself?
@jakebeal: We do have plenty of things named after people, but I believe that naming pattern is worse for the community (it's a small but real increase in barriers to understanding and memory). This is best reserved for cases in which it's difficult to think of a really good descriptive name or when the community wants to honor an outstanding contribution (and is willing to sacrifice clarity to do so). Either way, it's a conflict of interest for someone to make this decision regarding their own name.
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answered What attitude should a speaker have to going over time?
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comment Stuctured vs Individual German doctoral program
I agree with @jakebeal. I didn't downvote, but I'd guess the downvotes are because the question is difficult to understand. I can guess what individual vs. structured might mean (I'm thinking of a German-style Ph.D. vs. an American-style Ph.D.), but I might be wrong and in any case I'm puzzled as to what it would mean for the same institute to offer both. I doubt you'll get any useful answers without clarifying.
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comment which is best place to get job after graduation?
This question appears to be off-topic because it's about job hunting rather than academia.
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comment Is independent research a good long term goal for a bachelor's degree holder with experience and interest?
What do you mean by a life of independent research (or, for that matter, a viable way to move forward)? For example, you could mean doing research for your own satisfaction in your spare time while holding an unrelated job, finding an industrial job that involves more sophisticated technology, or finding a pure research job (in a university or research lab) without having a terminal degree.
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comment Should academic CVs include reviewing, non-academic service, hobbies and languages?
Listing language skills is certainly not universal, so you should feel free to omit it (especially if you have a track record of papers and talks that would make it clear that you have adequate language skills). I think it's most common for junior people (who may not have a clear track record in this respect), those who have unusual skills, or others for whom it's not obvious.
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answered Received all recommendations except for home school...what is the deal?
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comment The editor asks me to wait couple of days
I don't think we have enough information to do more than guess. Maybe the editors don't quite agree and are still discussing it. Maybe someone wants to think more or look something up or ask the reviewers some questions. Maybe someone is busy or on vacation and doesn't have time to deal with it for a few days (for example, the editor in chief may have to approve). I wouldn't worry about it: a few days is not such a long delay, and I doubt there's anything you can do to find out the reason or influence the decision in the meantime.
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comment Grad student protecing ideas in a research paper for futher development
Before posting it online "with the qualifier not to use", it's worth thinking about exactly what you mean by that. If you mean "don't copy my text", copyright already covers that. If you mean "don't use my ideas without attributing them to me", that's already part of academic ethics. In those cases adding a note will be redundant and seem hostile. But if you mean "don't use my ideas at all (even if you credit them to me and cite my paper)", then you shouldn't post it online. You can't circulate a paper to establish priority while trying to prevent anyone from building on it.
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comment How to overcome mathematics-related anxiety?
I'd recommend migrating this question to math.stackexchange, since it's about mathematics rather than academia in general. (I think few, if any, other academic fields create the same type or level of anxiety that math does.)
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