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A first degree from a university or other academic institution for example 'bachelor of arts'

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University is killing my passion [for mathematics]

In high school, before having begun with a degree in mathematics, I derived pleasure from studying [mathematics]. At that time, I was naturally looking forward to university, since it meant no more ...
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Why is it inappropriate to compare computer languages with natural languages in a Bachelor thesis about an assembler and emulator? [closed]

In a manuscript of my Bachelor thesis (about a PicoBlaze assembler and emulator), I made a few statements I was forced (by my mentor) to delete. These include: I was explaining what the parser (a ...
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Writing a B.Sc. thesis with only failed results

I'm writing my B.Sc thesis about analysing coin cell batteries that I made by hand. Most of them give off voltage when I test them with a multimeter, but when I try to do a formation cycle I get bad ...
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How does finishing my bachelor's degree in 4 years affect my academic career? [closed]

I started university early and some unexpected events happened and my first year wasn't so great, however, I have high scores like +100/110 and a very good CV with work experience and research papers. ...
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What is the percentage of recent graduates with a 4-year degree who have passed a Calculus I course?

I'm fairly certain that this exact statistic doesn't exist, so educated estimates are welcome. According to the Education Data Initiative, almost exactly 2 million Americans graduated with a bachelor'...
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I realized I made a huge mistake grading a student's thesis. Panicking and unsure what to do

I am a PhD student, and last year, as a TA I helped grade/supervise a Bachelor's student's thesis. I now notice that I provided her with some wrong suggestions due to which her analysis is also wrong. ...
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Is it better to do a bachelors in general Computer Science or in a subfield focused degree? [closed]

I'm in a dilemma between whether to do bachelors in general Computer Science or a specialization in it. These specializations include Artificial intelligence, Cyber security, Data Science, and ...
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BSc in Chemistry during PhD?

I have a BSc in Psychology with a strong focus on neuroscience and am currently studying Molecular Neuroscience. Next year I want to start my PhD in molecular Neuroscience but I am really interested ...
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Asking professor about extending word limit for term paper

I'm currently in my 3rd semester of my Bachelors program and have to write a term paper with a word range of 4000 words ± 5-10%. I'll be writing about Zero‑Trust Network Architectures and the way they ...
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Can Bachelor's Thesis include online forum entries as references?

I am currently writing my bachelors thesis at a german University of applied science. My topic is somewhat unusual as it focusses on the development of a tool for Minecraft-Servers. I want to lay down ...
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Someone I don't know contributed to my program on GitHub. Can I still present that program as my Bachelor thesis?

I am a third-year computer engineering student at a university in Croatia. In 2020, my Computer Architecture professor asked me to make an assembler and an emulator for PicoBlaze that would run in any ...
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Is it considered plagiarism if I implement a program by closely following a book?

I am creating a software application for my bachelor thesis. I have found a book that guides me through the whole implementation process of my problem, as well as a source code and I am following the ...
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Would it be preferrable to state that I wish to return my home country in my SOP when applying to a German university?

I was born in a developing country, and I am interested in studying in Germany. I'm almost done with all the procedures, and now an additional piece I have to take care of is to write a statement of ...
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Academic Help - 4 year College transfer

I’m aiming for a BA degree. Basically, I’m taking classes for a AS degree in Computer science and AA, but now I’m nervous since I don’t know the answer for: will both of my AS degrees transfer to a 4? ...
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Transitioning from Math to Physics

I'm currently a 3rd year Math student and currently have one more year till I finish. Currently loving the degree, no problems. But I'm really running into a giant problem. I fell in love with Physics ...
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Is it by any means premature to put the title of your thesis in resume?

This summer I’ll be graduating with a BSc in Computer Science: would it by any means premature and childish to put now the title of my thesis in a resume under a specific education accomplishment?
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Should I get into a masters program at one of the most prestigious universities in India but a lot of the syllabus has been covered in my bachelors

I am currently an Engineering Physics undergrad at Delhi Technological University. Most of the courses we completed were about applied physics, you can find the syllabus here. I want to pursue ...
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How can I recover value in the form of some degree from my time studying for a BSc?

The TLDR; is I was kicked out of my (Canadian) BSc in CS program on a technicality after having offended the department chair. I had only 2 credits left to go when I was kicked out. Is there any way ...
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Made a huge mistake in my bachelor's thesis

I recently submitted my thesis and also defended it successfully. But then I found mistakes in the statistical analyses of my research. When I was doing my bachelor's there was no biostatistics in my ...
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Cite chapter without number in IEEE

I'm writing a report where I need to use the following document as a reference: https://ibex-core.readthedocs.io/en/latest/03_reference/index.html I want to cite this reference as accurately as ...
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How detailed should I be in my bachelor thesis about data visualization and xai about the performance of specific models? [closed]

I have another question regarding my bachelor's thesis. I built a data visualization and explainable ai tool. Now for that, I have integrated some basic machine-learning models for users to interact ...
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Should I cite open source software libraries I used to create my bachelor thesis project? [duplicate]

I am finishing my bachelor's thesis, and I built an explainable ai and data visualization tool. For that, I used libraries like d3.js, svelte, tailwindcss, docker, nginx, fastapi, pytorch, tensorflow ...
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What are the requirements to have a program accredited as a Bachelor’s degree?

I have found this document about European standards for higher education: https://www.enqa.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ESG_2015.pdf The criteria are not as strict as I maybe expected, a lot of it ...
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How eligible is a BSc in applied math from a German FH (university of applied sciences) for a physics masters outside Germany?

I'd like to start with myself. I'm planning to transfer my studies to a German university. My objective is to become an astrophysicist. I want to have my Bachelor's in mathematics, Master's in physics ...
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Can I write from a personal perspective in my bachelor thesis?

I currently finish my bachelor thesis in computer science. And sometimes I wonder if I write too personal, since my thesis should be an academic piece. More specific, I wrote a computer program (which ...
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How to defend plagiarism in my bachelor's thesis

I study at a university in Europe and recently received an e-mail from the exam commission regarding the submission of my bachelor thesis. I am under suspicion for plagiarism and to be honest I don't ...
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BSc Hons and MRPHARMS on business cards after names

I am about to have cards of introduction made. Should both Bsc Hons and MRPharms be added after my name or just MRPharms to reflect I have a pharmacy degree and also have a membership of the ...
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Online checker for Plagiarism: How accurate are they?

I've finished writing my thesis and have done an online plagiarism check. I used https://www.check-plagiarism.com/ to check and got a lot of plagiarism. I don't understand why. You can find an example ...
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Methodology structure for undergraduate thesis [closed]

This is a very basic question, hope you can help me. I study abroad and I am working on my final year thesis. My thesis subject relates to the field of finance. In the literary review I establish a ...
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Getting a job in Germany as a fresh university graduate (Bachelor of Arts - Anglistics) [closed]

everyone! My wife and I just recently moved to Germany (November last year) from Serbia and ever since then, we've been on the hunt for new opportunities! My wife pretty easily got through the ...
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Could the credits for a course be revoked if it is discovered that a student had cheated in the course's prerequisite class? [closed]

I am a college student in the US. Over a year ago, I took a course that moved online because of the pandemic. The course in question is a graduation requirement. The class's lack of exam proctoring ...
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Why would a German state-funded PhD training program exclude master degree holders from applying?

I have come across this iGRAD-Plant PhD program for early career scientists in plant biology, which is a joint effort of the Heinrich Heine University, Research Center Jülich and the Graduate Program ...
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How to 'decide' it's impossible and live with the decision? [closed]

I have 2 options: I still have a very real chance to graduate with a (quite) legendary gpa, however this option is sort of throwing all of my eggs in one basket, as it makes me very committed (by ...
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Is it possible to start a PhD without a Master degree?

I heard that it is possible to start a PhD without Master degree in the UK, i.e. to start a PhD after a Bachelor degree (3 years). Is it really possible? What are the conditions? Is there any other ...
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How to make the best out of my Applied Math degree?

I'm currently a second-year student taking a Math Degree. The reason I say Applied Math in the title is because I've started to see that, while I like studying Pure Math (I'm enjoying my proof based ...
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Is There An "Official" Way To Format A Degree On A CV?

I've recently graduated (UK) and I was wondering if there is an "official" way to format my degree (and classification) on my CV? Examples: BA (Hons) Subject (First Class) First Class ...
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Does topic of Bachelor's dissertation matter when looking for a job?

I had to choose my dissertation topic, but due to some technical problems the wrong choice was selected. I wanted to know how much will it affect when I'm looking for a job. My major is accounting and ...
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How to explain bad bachelor grades due to mental health issues in PhD application?

There have been similar questions but I believe my question is somewhat unique. I want to apply to a PhD program in Physics somewhere in North America. I have now completed both my bachelor's and my ...
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Should I delete statement from my thesis? [closed]

On my bachelor's thesis' frontpage, I wrote this sentence: "submitted by [my name] in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor in Computer Technology". I had someone ...
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Rewriting book in Bachelor Thesis

Is it okay to just rewrite whole chapters from a book while describing a theory you are using in your Bachelor Thesis? Is it okay to only have two books as references and few (3-5) papers on arxiv to ...
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Is it normal for professors to give out exercises very similar to those done in class for the exam?

I had to take a group oral exam on Microsoft Teams. The exam situation that we received was exactly the same as one of the practice situations that the professor had given us during class. The ...
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Citing the results of other peoples experiment in my own work

I'm doing a research for my bachelor degree final project and it contains no experiments. I found a paper which has published results of an experiment and their data and images/diagrams are so ...
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How, and what to expect when switching fields (from bachelors to masters)?

Just context, you can skip directly to the question at the bottom should you wish to. I'm currently on my 4th out of a 6 semester pure mathematics Bachelors. My grades are 4.0x-ish out of 5, which is ...
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What is the role of an examiner in an undergraduate defence in Tunisia?

What is the role of an examiner in a undergraduate defence (license) knowing that the jury is made up of a rapporteur who is both president, examiner and both academic and professional supervisors? ...
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Writing Statement of Purpose As a Bachelor Student (Physics)

I'm a third-year bachelor of a science student. I'm shortlisted for an interview for the Integrated Ph.D. course. I'm Physics major student. It's asked by the institution for a Statement of Purpose. ...
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Did they do some of the project without telling me?

So I am doing this bachelor thesis for a research institute and they wanted me to do different kinds of development. Like conversions of files and implementing a system (I call it system A for ...
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What would be the correct response if a teacher gives you their own answer without explaining or giving any indication that you are wrong?

It's not the first time that it has happened to me, but I think many times, tons of times. I'm a bachelor's student with Physics as the major. Let me tell you about today's incident: So we were taking ...
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Internship research is too complex for me to understand [closed]

I'm studying CS and this year I should obtain my bachelor's degree. I'm required to do a mandatory internship, and I'm doing it with a professor that asked me if I would join his research project. ...
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Where I can publish my bachelor thesis?

Currently, I'm doing my bachelor's in science. I wanted to write a bachelor thesis so I tried contacting many professors so that I can get some projects and can write my bachelor thesis but most of ...
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Do the professors really read 10,000 word theses of 10 bachelor graduating students?

I wonder if my head of the program/dean (1 man) actually reads 10 theses of approximately 10,000 words each, when there are only 2 months to graduate. And does he actually check every reference as, ...
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