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How to go from an above (slightly) average student to a 'top' student? [migrated]

to be more specific, I would like to get some advice on perhaps study/lifestyle tips etc, on how I can go from being a slightly above average student to being a 'top' student. To give a bit more ...
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Switch to Physics from CS Career

I've been considering a career change for awhile and recently discovered the Two-Slit Experiment, which, to put it frankly, blew my mind. I then started some hefty reading and investigation into all ...
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What are the major informal obstacles students face when they go abroad for a research degree?

I have a completely introverted personality. I am seriously struggling with interpersonal relationships with my colleagues, to a point that I am actually at the brink of quitting my job. If I go ...
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What do I do with my exam tomorrow given that I supplied medical certificates

I missed 3-4 weeks of class this semester due to a medical condition. This was around 3 weeks before exams which meant I had to catch up with other subjects as well as doing assignments and tests. ...
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Do part time degree from reputed institute have market value?

I have recently graduated with Computer Science and Engineering and joined an R&D firm. During the job, I enrolled for a part time MS(Research) from the topmost institute in my country (with ...
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Is it ethical for a lecturer to mis-indicate exam study material?

Scenario: Lecturer tells students six sections of material to study for the exam, but the xam only covers two of those sections. Practice exams are completely different to actual exam. Answers to ...
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When referring to study at Oxford why is the word “read” used?

When reading about people who have studied at Oxford the word "read" is used instead of study. Example: "He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford" Why when discussing study at Oxford ...
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What is the best way to read a textbook?

There's perhaps a better title for this question, but I can't immediate think of one - suggestions for amendment welcome. I'd like to clarify the purpose of reading textbooks. It sounds obvious at ...
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How important is the academic staff to student ratio?

I've been looking at some universities abroad (I'm from Norway) like in Hong Kong (HKUST), but the academic staff to student ratio seems dreadful compared to others with 1:23. Still, people seem to ...
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How to come up with research ideas?

As a very new researcher who is exploring the best way to generate ideas, some guidance on this question would be very helpful. I have found that this is NOT easy. Ideas seem to pop out of my ...
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How to choose participants for a study?

I want to know how can I get some participants for an empirical research study I would be conducting. Does universities have systems in place to call/recruit participants or do I have to find them ...
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Advantages and Disadvantages of learning a subject through lecture videos

I have been contemplating studying some subjects by watching video lectures, more specifically Topology and Quantum Mechanics. I was wondering, if anyone has tried studying a subject on his own by ...
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Ref. request : book or survey about conducting experimental studies

I am currently conducting researches that are almost mainly theoretical (I am a TCS researcher gone rogue = I also work on applying theory stuff to real life problems). In the future I plan to conduct ...
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Is it okay if a student wears a mask to class to conceal scars?

Like a halloween mask to conceal injuries of a burn?
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Skimming through a math paper with a group

I am an M.Sc. student in mathematics. I was recently invited by some Ph.D. students and Post-Docs (a group of 5 people, including myself) to join their study group. We are reading a specific text, ...
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Where to continue my research-oriented studies after Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science?

I have a bachelor's degree in computer science. I am looking for an appropriate master program. I am interested in algorithms. My question is not about where I should continue my education. My ...