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Hi everyone, I am preparing for PhD admission in economics this coming fall. While I was considering which term paper to submit as my writing sample, I realized one problem. Since I read somewhere that the admission committee would use tools like Turnitin to detect plagiarism, and in my university, almost every course requires us to submit the term paper to Turnitin for checking. So if I submit one of these term papers, it would, of course, give a high similarity, but does the committee know it is because "self-plagiarism"?? Many thanks!!
Hi everyone, I'm applying to a few top EU PhD's and some RA positions. Previously, I have completed an MSc in Econ from one of the top schools in Europe. While my BSc grades are great (not a known uni though), my first term grades in the MSc were somewhat poor, but got better and in the last term quite good. Last year, I got rejected from a great RA position based on my grades (they said this was the reason when I asked). This was after doing the coding test and an interview. I didn't have my last term (best) grades at the time of applying and interviewing. I have RA experience from two positions, and currently doing another MSc. The rough start was due to some lack in math background and overall a big hike in difficulty, but as I mentioned grades got better as I got used to it. My question is: how do I treat this in the cover letter? I feel like I should mention it somehow but ofc I don't want to emphasize the negative too much as I think that my profile is otherwise quite competitive. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
This term I am a junior year Econ student in a well known European university. My current Cgpa: 3.85/4.00 My all econ courses are A except intermediate micro (A-) and math grades are A (calculus, math for econ). Only some elective courses like political science is B and B+ . Plannig to take lineer algebra&diff eq. , advance calculus this term and real analysis next year. However I am not sure that I will be able to take A from all this math courses. The question is which is more important in this case: a higher Cgpa or taking those math but passing with a-/b+? I was one term TA and one term RA as sophomore. I am planning directly going for PhD in a top school with funding because I cannot afford for master in US. How do you see my chance? Looking forward for advices.