Related to the work carried out by students at university or middle/high school that contributes towards their overall grade, in the form of dissertations, book reports, assignments or essays.

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Combinatorics or Linear Algebra for Computer Science/Applied Mathematics Degree?

I'm looking to graduate in the upcoming Spring with a BS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, and was curious on which of the two courses would be most applicable moving forward. I'm only able ...
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How free are you to take mathematics courses as a computer science graduate student?

Does anyone know the restrictions one might face if they are a graduate student in a computer science program (let's say doing theory) and they become interested in taking a course from the ...
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Completing premed requirements after Bachelors

I'm thinking about applying to medical schools in the USA. Many medical schools require a two-year course in chemistry including organic chemistry and a year long course in biology, as well as ...
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What grading policy applies to undergraduates taking graduate courses?

I have heard that the range of grades in graduate school shrinks and grades mostly range from A to B-. What if an undergraduate student takes a graduate course, what is the grading policy for him/her? ...
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Should i continue being an autodidact or become formally educated [closed]

before you answer I think it is important that you hear my situation, From elementary school until freshman year of high school, I was considered stupid by my peers, I was not good at any school ...
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What to do when asked to do something that seems unethical by a co-advisor which might result in losing credit for my work

I am doing a course project, and my co-advisor contributed to my design with tips and comments - nothing major. When the system started working he told me no to reveal all the details while presenting ...
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Has anyone failed coursework requirement and got terminated from PhD program?

I'm doing a PhD in Economics, a 3-year program. I am required to do 4 coursework and receive a grade of B+. The thing is I didn't meet the grade requirement of all four courses, although I didn't fail ...
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Should a formal academic grievance list what an action the student hopes will occur?

I have a problem with a course, but my informal communications with the instructor and chair led nowhere. My student handbook shows a policy for filing a formal grievance, which seems more like a ...
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Pros and Cons of Enrolling in coursework units during a PhD

In my university PhDs are assessed purely on dissertation, there is no coursework component or oral defence or anything else (this is not unusual for Australia, as I understand). There are no units ...
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What to do when instructor not giving meaningful feedback on research project?

I am enrolled in an on-line graduate course (US public university). I do not live near the campus, so I cannot attend office hours (which aren't even offered). For 3 months, I've been working on a ...
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What can a student who is already studying hard do to improve low grades?

I have been studying hard for the past year and a half (it's my second year of Computer Science) while not getting remotely close to the desired results. I passed my first year with a 7.2 GPA (5 ...
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Should I list all of my scientific writings and technical reports (including those written for coursework) on my resume?

I am an undergrad preparing my resume for grad school application. During my undergrad I have done many projects, including a few real research projects and also those for courses as final projects, ...
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Can the tutor test for plagiarism under these circumstances?

I have been trying to get into college, but there has been a lot to catch up on. I told the tutor that my friend, who is already doing the course, would be able to help me with my work if I was stuck. ...
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What is the relationship between credits and course hours?

Why can courses at the same department have an apparent disproportionality between credits and hours? For example at my French university my department offers a 12 credit course with 48 hours of ...
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When and how should you talk to a professor if you think you deserve a different grade?

I recently was returned a midterm I wrote. One question I interpreted differently than what was intended. As a result I got 0.5/3 marks, which isn't a big deal but considering the test was only out of ...
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CC-licensing course slides

I would like to share under a Creative Commons license some course material (slides) I created. However, I used (abused?) of duly cited non-cc sources such as books etc. to prepare the course ...
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What to do when on-line instructor is ignoring questions?

I am enrolled in an on-line graduate course. The course is not available in the classroom format. For the past few weeks, the instructor has ignored every question I sent him. I've asked for: help ...
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what is the best strategy to deal with a situation where a student asks all of homework problems on an online forum [duplicate]

I teach a course, every week I assign homework. I put several hours to choose the right homework problems which cover the course material and permit them to be prepared for the exams. I encourage ...
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Does taking graduate course as an undergraduate increase chances of getting into graduate school?

I would like to know does it help if I take a graduate course related to my major in engineering as an undergraduate and do very well in it? will it increase my chance of getting to graduate school in ...
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How to prepare for a math exam in a course without homework or tests?

Here are the features of an advanced graduate mathematics course: 24 hours of optional lectures over the course of the term; No homework, labs, guided assignments, quizzes, tests, previous year ...
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What can I do, as a student who dislikes attending class in a program where attendance is compulsory?

I don't know whether this is the right place for my question but I didn't find any other SE website to which I may ask this question. I am currently enrolled in a college in India. But the problem ...
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What should I do if I've enrolled in a badly organized course?

I am nearly finished with my master's degree. Recently, I enrolled in a required course that is a terrible mess. I'd like to wait another year, and take it again with an instructor who has their stuff ...
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Should you mention your ranking in specific courses in statement of purpose?

I would like to know if it is good to talk about your outstanding ranking in important courses in your statement of purpose. For example, is it good to say I took "Quantum physics" in the second ...
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Most Effective Note-taking Practices

The new school year is starting, and I am enrolled in a pretty intense World History class. We are running through a TON of material each day and have lots of notes each night (6-7 pages with REALLY ...
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Do students need traditional books?

Do students need books to learn in courses? For example, I found that books often contain some mistakes and therefore it is better for me to study those things on the Internet where I can concentrate ...
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What is an effective way to copyright my teaching material?

I am an adjunct instructor at a technical college in the US. I was tasked with creating a new class which I would teach in the spring. I have finished all of my course materials (.pdfs, lab sheets, ...
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Colleague erroneously got a grade that is too high

I know that for a certain project a colleague with whom I have worked on the project erroneously got a grade that is higher than he should have gotten (the administration made a mistake is my guess). ...
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How do tuition and credit accounting work in an independent study course?

I've been talking to one of my professors at a Master's program about enrolling in an independent study course under his supervision. (An independent study course is a course in which a student ...
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I have noticed GPA calculation “bug” in our University, what should I do?

University X offers course Y with Z credits. The course is mandatory, and very important. It lasts for more than one semester with heavy workload. The University awards Z credits for the course Y, but ...
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Got Ph.D Degree from India on the basis of Ph.D Comprehensive Exam + Ph.D Thesis now thinking of doing Course Work in another university

I applied for a teaching job. I was told by the selection committee that I didn't do coursework in my Ph.D program. I replied that the university Ph.D program requires two years of Independent Study ...
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Should I put my marked assignments online?

I am working my way through an Masters and as assignments are completed and results have come back, I would like to put them online as a way of contributing back to the community. However generally ...
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How to set the threshold below which students get a failing grade in a university-level course?

What criteria (in light of the best practices or teaching experience) should one consider when deciding the passing percentage of the course? (By the passing percentage I mean the grade threshold ...
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Graduate courses as undergrad vs master's degree

I am roughly in the following situation (field: physics/mathematics, location: Europe): I have enough credits to finish my undergraduate degree this year if I want to. I can also choose to stay as an ...
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Is it acceptable to take some exercises directly from the text book when preparing exercise sheets?

I want to prepare some exercise sheets for a course. I am wondering whether or not it is OK to take some exercises directly from the textbook.
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College in high school and math graduate school admissions

I am a senior in high school and will be starting at the University of Washington in the fall. My goal is to become a successful research mathematician (in academia), and, from what I can gather, my ...
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Does taking courses of various subjects matter in PhD admission?

I'm going to apply for PhD programs of biology or biomedical science. I understand that I need certain semesters of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and mathematics. Because I'm going to graduate in ...
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Difficult First Year in a PhD program [closed]

Because of the longish nature of the question - here is a TL;DR, and details will be provided below: I have a full-time job, and am a part-time PhD student who is experiencing tremendous struggles ...
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Reviewing test answers with students using a Course Management System

When I give an online test using a Course Management System (aka Learning Management System, LMS), I like to use the "review answers" capability to go over the test with the class and highlight ...
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Approach the professors about making the course more “relevant”

I'm currently studying Industrial Engineering in Spain, one of the broadest degrees here that includes the subjects of Calculus, Fluid Mechanics, Electronics, Materials and Programming in C, among ...
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What is a good method to assign topics to students?

I will be conducting a course with 10 students and will provide about 12 topics. Each student shall work on one topic. I will meet with the students and present the topics to them. What is a good ...
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Is it ethical for a lecturer to require students to purchase an online learning kit where kit is used for course assessments?

I am taking a course in a may-not-be-top-but-still-decent university located in North America. The course lecturer forces us to pay for an online learning kit from Pearson by adopting all the graded ...
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How do schools typically handle a request for short-term leave from a student?

A student at my college will graduate soon and go to the US to study full-time, on a visa. His family however, are planning an important event sometime in the middle of the semester, and they hope ...
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Relation of lecture mandatory attendance and lecture quality

My university recently made a direction that lectures attendance is mandatory. Now my question is, are there any studies that compare mandatory and not mandatory lectures quality? The university is ...
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Is it advisable to take trivial classes to better focus on independent study?

I am considering taking what should be considered a remedial math class, though is actually credit bearing at my university, so I can spend more time solving monthly problems/ studying graduate level ...
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Is it possible to receive private tutoring for graduate-level courses from faculty members?

I am having a lot of trouble understanding the material in one of my courses. I feel like the professor often rushes through the material, leaving me without enough time to catch up in my busy ...
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Should I challenge my professor who thinks he's always right?

One of my professors has been in the IT development fields for over 40 years. He thinks he is up-to-date with all the latest research and technology. But in reality, he's not. The problem is - he ...
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What information to put in Bibliography for a Online Course

In preparation for my honours thesis, I recently completed a (free) Online Course on the broader field, presented by a world class expert. I would like to (am ethically required to?) put this in my ...
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How does an engineering undergraduate apply for master in humanities?

I am doing undergraduate in engineering but I want a transition to humanities for masters (history, anthropology). How do I do this? Should I take prerequisite courses at a community college or ...
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My grad department isn't offering courses listed in the catalog. What do I do?

I am a graduate student of Industrial Engineering at a US university. The IE grad department has about 11 graduate level courses listed in their catalog. However, insofar they have offered only 2 of ...
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Better organization of knowledge for courses?

I am currently thinking about organizing a course for next semester. The most important aspect that I worry about is: How to sustainably organize knowledge? This should be a new "hands-on" course ...