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How to stay in touch with professor after graduating?

Disclaimer: I asked this question on academia since it is very much so a student/professor relationship despite both him and me being significantly more industry oriented. About Me: I recently ...
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Effect of Low credit hours/ long undergrad on grad school

I am studying Computer Science as an undergrad and I have been doing a low number of credit hours per semester (less than 15, but still full time). Am I at a disadvantage when applying for grad ...
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Why don't typical US colleges offer more online courses?

Why don't typical US colleges offer more online courses so that all of the classes could be taken online? Online courses are cheaper, more profitable and more efficient to produce quantity of ...
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What is the prerequisite knowledge for a career in quantitative finance? [closed]

I've previously attempted to ask this question at the Quantitative Finance SE but it's not allowed, hopefully I am permitted to ask this kind of question here, if not then i'm very sorry. I'm in ...
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Do I need prior advanced mathematics and physics from high school to study bachelor of software engineering? [closed]

I'm graduated from linguistics and the human sciences and now I decided to study bachelor degree of software engineering, I consulted some educational services and they advised me not to go for it and ...
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Can mathematical ideas applied to CS problems count as “undergraduate research”?

I ran across this thread, in which the accepted answer mentions to "[..] Start on a research project (independently or otherwise) if you have not already ASAP. " I'm an undergraduate studying ...
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What are the effects of not taking any humanities courses? [closed]

I am in high school but soon I will be going to college. I already have a hard time dealing with the silliness of high school (on an intellectual level), and in particular I have 0 interest in ...
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How should one maintain a relationship with a professor?

So I am planning to apply to grad school sometime in the future and would need a letter of recommendation from an awesome professor who I took a time series class with. I got an A- in the class, he ...
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Transfer applicants. Who are they?

Who are transfer applicants? I was applying for undergraduate program in a university and there I saw a transfer applicants category. I want to know what does that mean?
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I have a lot of extra room for classes. What should I take?

I'm currently in my second semester of college at university in the United States, and am currently majoring in Computer Engineering. I passed a lot of AP tests in high school, all of which gave me ...
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Effective use of a “learning narrative” assignment in a gen ed science course

This spring I will be teaching a physics course that is new at our school. Titled "Relativity for Poets," it's a nonmathematical freshman gen ed course on Einstein's theory of relativity, and ...
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Which US universities publish cohort ranking - position in class?

For example when you take the GRE you get the percentile score, is there such statistics and how is it called? Do US publish such data or does it have to be asked specifically? For example you are in ...
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Software to create repositories of students' software projects

I want to be able to store the software projects my students submit so I can catch plagiarism. Some students copy work from previous years and it would be really helpful if I could find a way to store ...
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B- in a Major Class Last 60 Credits (Mathematics) [closed]

I'm a mathematics undergraduate at a research university, and recently got a B- in Advanced Calculus I this semester as a junior. I would like to know how much this could affect my chances for getting ...
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Summer programs for European undergraduate mathematicians

There are many summer programs in the US, aimed at motivated undergraduate students of mathematics, that offer lectures and mini-courses on a variety of topics. However, as far as I know, most ...
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Medicine background with interest in Computer Science and Maths

Background: Medicine: For 4 years, I studied medicine in Mexico, in a program that resembles very much to the US programs; I completed all the 'school phase' and 'just' had to spend 2 years more in ...
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Should I be considering a Accelerated Master Program?

I'm a 3rd year undergrad in Mathematics and Chemistry. I find most of subjects I have encountered very interesting, like computer science, physics and my two majors. I try to be involved with projects ...
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How do you know if university is right for you?

At the secondary school I went there was an implicit sense that all students were expected to go to university. For example councillors would come into our English classes to give presentations on how ...
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How to write a decent report introduction on work you have created?

I'm finding it quite difficult to start off a report I have to write. So to write a report you will probably know that you are not allowed to write in first person. But the problem I'm having is ...
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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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Are bibliographies/reference lists generally included in page/word counts?

I regularly assign my undergraduate students papers with a range of expected page/word length (e.g. 10-12 pages or 2500-3000 words). Is there any sort of rule as to whether or not to count a works ...
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Is being an honors student really worth it?

This is a something I'm really concerned about. I am an undergraduate physics major, and I've been in the honors program at my university for a little while now, and that means certain things. I must ...
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Getting a Mentor

I'm starting my Maths undergrad and I've been told by several people (other, older students, mainly) that I should really apply myself at getting a "mentor", finding a good teacher/researcher and ...
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How do project supervisors address the “freeloading” problem in group projects?

I am currently leading a three person team to tackle an undergrad engineering project that involves several parts. I am responsible for data analysis using sophisticated computer algorithms, another ...
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University making unreasonable demands with regards to external undergraduate research opportunity

Here's my situation: I'm a fourth-year undergraduate at an Asian university, and next semester, I'll be hoping to conducting research in order to publish a senior undergraduate thesis. Now, since my ...
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What to do when other professors place unfair demands on my students?

A recent question asked how students should deal with professors who "think their class is extra special". Putting aside the question of how good students are at judging what an appropriate workload ...
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Professor for a performance class is scheduling class time different than the class time listed in the catalog

I have a professor who is allotted 8 hours of time, 2 hours Monday/Friday and 4 hours Wednesday nights to rehearse the yearly opera. However, when we received the syllabus (halfway through the ...
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Is it acceptable to submit more than one papers to a conference?

I am an undergraduate and am new to paper writing. I have been writing papers with professor A at another university since I was in high school. We are writing a paper together for an upcoming ...
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Omissions of undergraduate information

I am new here. I was wondering since many of you are learned professionals what your opinion on this is. I have recently returned to further education (as an undergraduate) and have been there for a ...
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Can people in western countries do graduation and post graduation in two completely different fields? [duplicate]

It might be possible here in India too, I haven't researched on it, but in one movie I have seen the guy is studying mathematics in MIT but his future plan was to study medicine at Harvard. I kept ...
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Required items for undergraduate's CV who is applying to grad school

There are many guides for writing an academic CV available online, but nearly all of them are not clearly addressing undergraduates who are applying to graduate school. This group obviously need to ...
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Writing a recommendation for highschool student

I am a full time researcher at a research institute, we are part of a university, but the institute does not have students, just researchers. I mostly have assistant researchers and interns that are ...
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What is the difference between a concentration and a track within the major?

We want to improve our undergraduate curriculum in my department by offering new concentration. Looking at many different programs in the US, the following questions came to mind: If there is a ...
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Easy subjects with high grade vs tough subject with lower grade

I have about 80% weighted average (years count 1, 3, 5), I am on my third BSc year and I would like to apply for a MSc afterwards in top university. There are 2 4th year subjects that I really, ...
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Should I say congratulations to my professor? What is the best way for this?

Few days ago I found on a website that my professor's student won the "Golden Kingfisher Prize" for her presentation under his supervision in his previous university 2 years ago .. Do you think it is ...
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How to investigate why students do not do their homework?

I teach freshmen courses. The lessons are in the classroom, but I also use an LMS to receive homework, to communicate grades and comments, and to post additional readings and resources. It is normal ...
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How can I fix or do after I made many big mistakes with my professor?

I am a new student in a college, the other company in my class is so quiet! (very rare questions and answers), and I am not very good at English (my professor is English). I said negative comments ...
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Correction of Diploma Having Two Types of Honors

Last semester, I was graduated from a four-year university, and am now a Ph.D student at another university. I received two separate degrees: one in Pure Mathematics and one in Computer Science, both ...
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Pedagogical pros and cons of requiring undergraduate students to follow open/reproducible research practices?

I regularly teach an undergraduate course in which students are expected to complete projects that involve writing code. I also supervise undergraduates in other project and thesis work that involve ...
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Advice for teaching older “non-traditional” undergraduate students

I will be teaching a class in my university's evening degree program. The students are undergraduates but are what I've heard referred to as "non-traditional" students. Basically, the students are all ...
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Improving chances of selection into a course at university

I am currently entering my third year at university, unfortunately my grades in the second year were lower second honours (which places me in the bottom 40 percentile) putting me at a disadvantage ...
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How familiar should you be with a topic before assigning it as a thesis to an undergraduate?

I am a postdoctoral researcher in a university where undergraduates have to undertake a diploma thesis in order to finish their studies. My professor says we should put in our lab page some short ...
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Which is preferable, to go to graduate school at same school as undergrad or to go to a lower-ranked school?

I've heard from people that generally, it's a bad idea to go to the same school as your undergrad to get your graduate education. However, in the situation that you get into only your undergrad ...
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Finding non-REU funding for my undergrad math students

As a professor, I am sometimes asked to help undergrads (I'm currently at the University of Michigan) find funding for math research during the summer. In the past I have seen some get funding from ...
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Is a second bachelors degree worth it? [duplicate]

I'm about to finish up a BA in linguistics and am looking at some interdisciplinary options for grad school (specifically in cognitive science). I have a competitive GPA in my last two academic ...
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Variation in drop dates, and effect on student outcomes

(This question may be specific to US university systems. Also, sorry it is long.) US universities usually have some provision for students to drop a course. Within the first N weeks of the term, if ...
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Is undergraduate low quality research paper publication considered of any significance during masters admissions? [duplicate]

I'm currently an undergrad student, I've published a paper in International journal which I came to know later that my paper is empirical based on my observation and is of low quality. Edit: I've ...
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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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Double major versus independent study

I'm currently an undergraduate pure mathematics major and am definitely interested in graduate school. I'm curious whether a double major in computer science or independent study every semester in ...
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Asking for a site visit as a master's applicant

I'm currently an undergraduate, and I will finish my bachelors this coming spring. I've been looking at graduate programs, including one physical chemistry masters program in the Amsterdam. I found ...