My advisor told me to write a blog post, so I wrote a draft of it. He didn’t like it, so he told me to write another draft. He didn’t like that one either, so he wrote a third draft himself, which contained none of the words from the previous two drafts. He listed me as the sole author of the blog post and has been going around telling everyone I wrote it, even though he wrote the entire thing.

He has also done this with actual research papers (he listed me as the first author even though he wrote the whole thing — I did make all the figures though).

Is this normal advisor behavior? It makes me feel a bit weird because I didn’t actually write it.

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