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Do transfer students get left behind?

I'm a student in the mathematics department that's close to graduation and I've TA'd a few classes and been around. One thing I've noticed is that a lot of professors in these junior and senior level ...
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Requesting All Student's Grades From Professor

For the last few months I have been tutoring a student in a university math course and they just received their finally course grade which numerically was a 78, but to my surprise the letter grade ...
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Second bachelors degree [on hold]

I have a bachelors in management right now and after hitting the job market I've realized that there is nothing which I like to do related to management. I made a mistake by going for it. I want to go ...
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What is better program in the image?that will help me in the future to make money? [on hold]

please help me to choose a better program.that have a vision.......
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How Good Is Art Institute? [closed]

I want to take admission in the The Art Institute of Vancouver. But fater seeing some negative feedback on internet, I get suspicious. How good would be degree from this institution for the US job ...
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How to learn programming and designing? [closed]

I am a student of automotive engineering and I want to learn programming. I also want to ask if programming would actually be useful in my field and if so, what type of language should I learn?
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Choosing a degree program with 'low academic standards' [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right StackExchange to post this kind of question. If not, I apologize. I currently have a problem in choosing a undergraduate program to study. I am mainly interested in ...
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Can a UK University prevent you from graduating due to an outstanding library fine?

I study in the UK. I just received an email from the academic registrar of my university regarding my forthcoming graduation ceremony. Contained within the email was this disclaimer: Please ...
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An assessment system to indicate the outcome of completing an online course

I am a 4th year Electronics engineering student studying in India. I applied to Master's of Science in computer science programs (I wish to change fields) offered by 11 universities in the US, but my ...
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As an undergraduate, how risky is it to aim for academia? [closed]

I have just finished my first year at University, and after a slight tweak to my major (two very similar degrees) I'm ready to start my second year of computer science in September. At this point, is ...
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Is it okay to share work submitted for undergraduate assessment online?

I'm an undergraduate theoretical physics student in the UK nearing the end of my degree. Over the course of my studies, I've produced a lot of computational code and written reports that I think would ...
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Prospect of physics “expert” w/o degree [closed]

I apologize for the bad title. I did not know what to put. Also, English isn't my best language as well. If clarification is needed, I will provide it. So, anyways. I was wondering how much prospects ...
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I violated academic integrity unknowingly by sharing assignment resources with fellow student. What should I do?

So, before I tell my story, I'll qualify by saying I have a bit of a guilt complex and its possible I'm overthinking all of this. I was looking through my university's honor code and I came upon ...
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design student assignments

In a recent interview, I have been asked how to design assignments for an undergraduate course on computer science. Based on my previous TA experience, I did help my supervisor to design students ...
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What classes to take in undergraduate for graduate school instead of graduating early

I am an undergraduate sophomore but I will be able to finish and graduate at least a semester and maybe a year early if I take the classes I need to get my BS. Either way I will have space in my ...
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Why do most talented children still enter college after the age of 18? [closed]

Considering how the complexity of science is growing with each passing year, it would make sense for people to start working on their degree as soon as possible. However the academic system in place ...
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What to say about somewhat forgotten studies? [closed]

The matter of fact is, I graduated from university (physics and mathematics) more than 4 years ago. I remember myself enjoying most of the subjects, communicating with professors and study mates, ...
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Translating a foreign degree's name?

I plan on obtaining a bachelor's degree at a Norwegian university in what is called "dataingeniør". In the future I'd like to continue my studies in a different country, so I'm going to need to know ...
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How is it possible to switch careers from undergraduate to graduate level in the US?

I have read about many astounding career paths of scientists in the US. E.g. someone had a BSc in education and switched to physics in graduate school. How are such switches possible? In Europe I ...
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Can I address my professors by their first name? [closed]

A couple of my professors always signs off on their emails with their first name only, such as, "best, Simon". Does this mean that I could write my emails to them with, "Dear Simon" or "Hi Simon" ...
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Dedication page in undergraduate thesis [duplicate]

Is it considered embarassing if adding a dedication to the family on the second page and giving credit in the acknowledgement section in the end for the support during hardships in an undergraduate ...
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Can theory exposition be a thesis? [closed]

I'm an undergraduate student majoring in math, and ,as my graduation condition requires, I'm planning to write a thesis, but will it be okay to just write an exposition of the theory?
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Not getting along with Spanish professor. Professor is condescending, and picks favorites. I feel I have enough evidence to do something [closed]

I am in a Spanish Translation class at a good public university. Background: I am a white male and a Spanish/Chemistry double major. I plan to pursue a PhD in Chemistry or teach at the high school ...
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PhD admissions - (undergraduate) credit/no-credit influence on acceptance

I plan on doing a PhD in computational linguistics, which I intend to start in about 3 years. I have one more year of undergraduate study, and 5/6 of the courses remaining are for my minor in Applied ...
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How to make transition from trade school to graduate degree?

This question is asking how to bridge the gap between knowing programming to research. I'm an undergraduate in a decent BA computer science program at a college with a decent-to-low reputation. Most ...
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Explaining an unusual undergraduate degree title

I've got an undergraduate MA, which has, interestingly enough, caused me a significant amount of trouble: Examples include being excluded from student accommodation and being denied funding (they were ...
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How to deal with a student lacking commitment

My question is whether anyone has advice for dealing with difficult students. Specifically, if a student is taking up your time/mental energy and you can no longer justify this investment, how do you ...
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Is it acceptable for a student to hire a tutor to explain and fix homework mistakes?

In a course we have a lot of hard homework. We are allowed to share solutions etc, as long as each student's doesn't just copy but understands what he/she writes. Is this acceptable to hire a tutor ...
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Am I not meant to be a software developer? [closed]

The first time I remember wanting to be a software developer was when I was in 8th grade doing a future career project. My first exposure to programming was in high school when I took AP computer ...
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How can I tell my advisor that I'm not going to work for free?

I am an undergraduate student of Physics in Spain. This year I have to prepare my bachelor thesis and I also applied for a fellowship with the same advisor to do further research on the same topic. I ...
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When no program is available in your country and all attempts to join foreign ones failed [closed]

Here's my problem. I'm a high-school student, from Africa, I will now have completed my last year there; However, the only choice available to me, in my country, are either engineering schools or ...
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In case of in-lecture quizzes, is it unreasonable to fail students who are late or absent?

I am teaching a large undergraduate class this semester. One day a week (same day every week) we have a quiz. The syllabus doesn't specify at what moment of the class period the quiz will be given. It ...
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What are some specific benefits of having my name as a coauthor on a research paper as an undergrad?

I'm finishing up my B.S. in mathematics right now, and I was approached by a former professor with whom I've kept a good relationship, and she asked if I would be able/willing to help her and another ...
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How to ask for a non passing grade?

In one course I got a lower than expected grade. If the professor wants, he can give me a non passing grade and this won't be on my transcript (non passing grades are not on our transcript). Of course ...
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Should I be concerned about the validity of my degree if my peers in other educational systems seem to have more difficult exams?

I'm an Italian student of mathematical physics at the university of Edinburgh. I have recently caught up with one of my friends and noticed that their exams in Linear algebra and calculus (analisi I, ...
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Likelihood of an undergrad publishing from home [closed]

I am interested to know what the likelihood is that an undergraduate would be able to publish an academic paper (particularly in a STEM field) from home. For the sake of argument, assume they are an ...
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As an undergrad in research, how should I deal with a uncommitted PhD co-worker?

I'm a sophomore in CS planning on grad school, so I asked Prof. A to do research, hoping that I may eventually get some publication (which was understood). Prof A. is THE star in our department (and ...
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Is it a good idea to write a larger than expected project report? [closed]

A professor expects a report for a project to be around 3-4 pages (but never said anything, this is only my guess). Is it a bad idea to submit a report of 12-13 pages if it contains useful ...
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As an Australian student with a UK citizenship, can I study in the UK?

Disclaimer: I wasn't sure where to post this but I thought this was as good a place as any so sorry if this is the wrong place. I am a high school student in Queensland, Australia studying for a ...
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How important is it, exactly, to use a rubric for grading undergraduate lab reports?

I'm a first year grad student, and I'm TAing for a freshman/sophomore level general science course. The professor who is in charge left it up to me whether I want to use a rubric to grade the ...
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When transferring credits do I need permission from the “leaving” university?

I did three years of my four year undergraduate degree in the UK. I want to do my final year at another university in another country (still in Europe). I contacted the university that I am interested ...
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Fraternity/Sorority and Graduate Application

I'm going to start applying to graduate schools (Masters and PhD) for Economics in a few months primarily in the US, but also to a few schools in Canada, Australia and the UK. During my time as an ...
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What are examples of student competitions that have impacted the world while also providing an excellent educational experience? [closed]

I'm particularly interested in building evidence to prove that undergraduate and graduate science and technology competitions provide an optimal learning experience and also result in impact to ...
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How should I ask professor for letter of recommendation?

I'm a freshman undergrad student, and I'm applying for some programs that require letters of recommendation. I already have one professor who seems happy to write one for me, but I have another who I ...
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I got a C in a core class. Should I retake it?

I'm a 3rd year aerospace engineering undergrad with an inclination to pursue graduate studies in dynamics and control (ultimate goal of PhD). Until last semester, I had a lazy attitude towards my ...
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How to pitch a research idea to a professor as an undergraduate?

I have an idea which I'd like to work on with a professor at my university. In my initial email would it be arrogant to ask if he's interested in working with me on this particular topic (he's ...
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(undergraduate) my graduate student is extremely cutthroat [closed]

I work in a lab in experimental psychology at a pretty prestigious research university. I have worked there for a while (this is currently my fourth semester) for about 8+ hours a week, entirely ...
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What are some options to do over the summer that will help me in grad school?

I'm currently finishing up my second year of undergraduate studies and overall I've gotten some pretty average to good grades. Over the summer, I would like to focus a little bit on myself and my ...
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How to effect change in a faculty's course materials? [closed]

Synopsis I believe that the faculty's course materials significantly lag behind the industry standards, are of generally low quality and that the assignment submission system as well as other ...
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Professor gave me a higher grade than I deserved. What should I do?

During one of my undergraduate semesters I was pretty depressed (for various personal reasons) and was struggling with completing my coursework. One class in particular didn't have a final exam, there ...