Prerequisites and process of preparing to enter an academic program.

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What is the impact of software development experience in a research lab on graduate admissions?

A little background I graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science not too long ago. Unfortunately, I didn't understand the importance of formal research for grad admissions as an ...
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can you enlist the best math/stat courses finished before apply for PhD Statistics? [closed]

I have a masters in Economics (graduated 2010) w/ three econometrics courses and a math course that went up to introducing differential equations (very basic). Then I went ahead and started working in ...
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Providing syllabi far in advance

A student from another university is planning on taking a class I'll be teaching this fall and will be doing it as a transient student. Apparently, in order to have their transient status approved, ...
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Prerequisites for Master's Degree in Pure Mathematics (and eventually PhD)

This will be my first post on the Academia SE so apologies if there are some conventions I break! I am an undergraduate student of mathematics at a university in the UK whose emphasis lies a lot more ...
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Changing field for PhD - How much do I need to know before I start talking to advisers/applying?

I finished an integrated masters program in physics last summer, and I plan on doing a PhD on the coordination of autonomous agents, particularly in the field of automated vehicles. I was excited ...
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How to best prepare for a Master course

I'm planning to apply for a Master course in the area of computer graphics. My goal is to conduct research in this area in the future. However, I'm not sure I will be able to apply for the course ...
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End-of-semester course activites

I am nearing the conclusion of my first course as an adjunct instructor and I'm searching for some useful and engaging activities for reviewing the semester's content as a group. This is a required ...
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Breadth vs. depth of reading in preparation for postgraduate study [duplicate]

I am considering returning to university to begin postgraduate study, but before that I plan to spend a year or two in industry to earn some money and also gain perspective on the idea. However, I'd ...
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Any advice for a class that has prerequisites? [closed]

I'm taking a higher math class because I'm a math major. The class is called Partial Differential Equations. I was wondering if I should just use the first week to review the prerequisites because the ...
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High School Junior Who Took APCS looking for next step [closed]

I recently self studied and took the AP Computer Science exam as a Sophomore in High School and got a 5, but I have had trouble finding the next step for me to take in order to continue my education ...
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How can I obtain the necessary quantitative knowledge for admission to a masters in business analytics?

I intend to pursue a masters in business analytics in the United States. However, since this is a highly quantitative program, I doubt I will stand a chance to be admitted given that my undergraduate ...
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I won't be applying for master's programs until next year. Should I start studying for the GRE now? [closed]

I'm an undergraduate in mathematics, and won't be finishing my Bachelor's degree until next Spring or next Fall (2016). I plan on applying for a master's program before possibly moving onto a PhD (if ...
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How do I know if I am truly prepared for graduate school in mathematics?

Tl;dr: Having taken lots of math classes, I've managed to forget a lot of information. Also, since I'm at a small university, most of my peers are not interested in pure mathematics graduate school, ...
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How can full-time lecturers find the time to prepare for lectures?

This question is mostly out of curiosity (at least for the moment). I have never taught full courses but I have had to substitute many times, usually for graduate level courses. Preparing for a one ...
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The Ethics of Preparing for a Course Long Before Actually Taking it

I think this is an unspoken question in academia: how do you factor in the effort put forth by a student before taking your class? I think answering this has several consequences: it is a more ...
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Preparing for Higher education/Self-teaching [duplicate]

I am currently a 2nd year undergraduate student studying Business/Finance/Information Systems at a decent, normal university. I have amazing grades and general interests in pursuing higher education ...
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M.Sc. after long 16 years in industry

How hard is it to adapt to post-graduate studies after an academic pause of 16 years working in sort of relevant industry? I graduated back in 1998 with B.Eng. in computer engineering, worked for 16 ...
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Advice: How to prepare myself for Adjunct Teaching

I will be receiving my Masters Degree in MIS this summer. I have a bachelors in Computer Science. I also have 3 years professional working experience. I am interested in teaching as an adjunct at ...
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Expectation of students in Graduate vs. Undergraduate STEM classes

I'm not sure if this question is okay to post here (I am only an undergrad), so please feel free to close/migrate if necessary. I won't be offended. I am an undergraduate taking an undergraduate CS ...
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How to prepare for a meeting regarding a Ph.D. program I'm wait listed on?

I am on the waiting list for a Ph.D. program I applied to. I sent an email indicating that the program in question is my top choice and that I am interested in discussing my qualifications. In reply ...
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What do I have to do in preparation for applying for a PhD?

I'm just about to go into my final year of my computing degree, and I want to continue to a PhD after completion. What preparations do I need to do prior to applying for grants/scholarships/funding?
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Graduate early with average GPA, or later with better GPA?

I've seen similar questions here, and I wish there was a narrower tag than the broad soft-question and career-development. I am currently a freshman/sophomore-to-be at a top ten math program in US. ...
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What can I do as a graduate student to maximize my chances of obtaining a professorship?

I've already completed my first grueling year of the PhD program, and graduation is still a yet to be seen light at the end of the tunnel. I'm very sure that academia is for me, and I really want to ...