Questions tagged [coursework]

Related to the work carried out by students at university or middle/high school that contributes towards their overall grade, in the form of dissertations, book reports, assignments or essays.

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Which is the more competitive path to grad school for mathematics? [closed]

I am an undergraduate student studying mathematics at a well regarded university in the United States and am wondering which of these two (for the sake of simplicity, I recognize it's not so simple in ...
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Is there something between auditing and taking for credit? [closed]

Is there a system in place that is in between auditing a course and taking it for credit? I have audited a course before and I didn't learn enough material to prepare for the actual course.
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Are unimpressive grades in core courses an indication of not being competent for a career in the field?

I have recently passed my qualifiers and research proposal. My research is in computational mechanics. I had two courses (continuum mechanics and finite element method) as part of my research related ...
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Study technique for courses that involve reading and understanding research papers?

Previous quests for the ideal study technique usually led me to "solve problems" (mathematics courses) or use spaced repetition (+ e.g. ANKI) for courses which require at least some level of ...
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Where to get a certified “graduate level course work”?

I'm interested in applying for a certain PHD. However in the requirments they are asking for graduate-level course work. I don't understand this exact terminology as I didn't found any course labeled ...
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Should such CS coursework be subject to plagiarism?

I just joined a new CS course and have some trouble understanding whether I should be worried that my coursework is to be considered plagiarized or not. The following is the situation. I am doing a ...
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Submitting a trivial correction to a CS assignment/coursework (i.e. source code)

I am a University student. I had some course work which I had to submit. This work is a computer program, a very large codebase. Due to technical reasons, which are entirely my fault, I submitted the ...
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Is it fair for a professor to grade us on the possession of past papers?

My English professor recently asked us to bring in all of our graded essays from the whole semester in order to fill out a 'rubric' of sorts which tallied the various types of mistakes we had made. ...
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Drop a Course After Add/Drop Deadline

I am a graduate student working on a double major, one in mathematics and the other in geology. The minimum required workload/semester for a grad student in my school is 9 credit hours/semester. This ...
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Project guide asks for authorship without any contributions – how to proceed?

Our computer-science curriculum mandates that we produce a paper about a research project: We set the topic. We get a professor assigned as a project guide. The paper has to be published at a peer-...
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Would it be better to drop a class or receive a D? [closed]

I have hit a wall. I will receive a D in a math course (my major), C- but doubtful. D is passing according to university. It would drop my gpa from 3.6 to 3.3. Two more courses after this to take, ...
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Graduate course taken during undergrad: counting them for the course load in Phd [closed]

I'm an undergraduate student in Turkey, and am planning to do my Phd in US/Canada/Europe. I've taken various graduate courses from my departments - Physics and Mathematics - in following status: I ...
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Including critical feedback about a course on exam paper

There was a subject in our university, regarding Web Designing. Under that, we were given a group assignment to build a website using HTML, CSS and PHP(we were allowed to use additional technologies ...
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how to deal with this prof when he gives you his lowest grade? [closed]

Now our marks came out and the average is 94 and he gave me 2 marks less than the average of the class. (This means that I have got the lowest grade in the class) I am overthinking these days and ...
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Is it proper etiquette to keep religious content on official course page?

Is the course site property of the university or the person engaging it such as a teacher, teaching assistant etc.,? Is it proper etiquette to add religious contents such as quotes from religious ...
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Do I have “the right” as a grad student to take a class just for fun?

I'm currently doing a PhD in computational biology, but I have other interests like music and ceramics, and I'm lucky enough to be at a university with excellent programs in both. I've wanted to take ...
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I'm afraid of chemicals. How do I handle my required uni biology class?

I have a freshman requirement as a science student for at least 3 core science classes, and I picked physics as often as I could. However, I must choose either chem or bio as my third. I chose bio. ...
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Is it normal to have a hard time comprehending academic papers?

I am starting my PhD in statistics program next year, and I have some concerns. In my institution, there is a mandatory course that every PhD student has to take in lieu of taking one qualifying ...
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Can auditing students attend consultation hours?

Assume a university allows students to audit classes informally, so they're not enrolled and don't pay, but they attend classes anyway. Obviously, no one has obligation to allow these students to ...
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A team member of a coursework software development project didn't contribute in any way. Can I remove his name from the project?

I am the project manager of a small team of five undergraduate developers who have been working for months on a large system for our Senior Capstone project. Four members of the team, including myself,...
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As a course lecturer, should I excuse late assignment submissions if I wrote the assignment deadline slightly wrong?

I am the course lecturer of an undergraduate course. For a recent assignment, I had written the assignment deadline as 23 November 2018 (Saturday). Unfortunately, 23 November is actually a Friday, and ...
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What would go wrong if we were to implement the following education system in universities? [closed]

I think, in our current education system in universities, there are lots of problems, some of which are listed below, and I think we are wasting lots of time by repeating (possibly a worse version of) ...
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Interested in research, not in coursework

I am in the last semester of my undergraduate degree in computer science. I plan to apply for masters and PhD positions thereafter. I did not have a good classroom experience in my bachelor's ...
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Undergrad overwhelmed by a graduate math class [closed]

I'm an undergraduate studying math and I'm taking a graduate math class for the first time this semester. I've taken the undergraduate prerequisites, but it's still very challenging, which I was ...
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Is it possible to sit in a class without registering it? [closed]

I wanted to know that whether it is possible to sit in a grad-level course or undergrad course without registering? What should I do before going to the class? should I talk to the professor? Is it ...
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Showing proficiency in a subject without taking a course

I want to communicate to graduate admissions committees that I know the equivalent of a standard course in machine learning as a result of my self-study. If possible, I would like to avoid taking the ...
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How to ace the final home take exam? [closed]

I am an international grad student studying at a Canadian university. I have a home-take exam. It is the first time that I am taking this type of exam. How should I prepare for this exam? Will it be ...
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when and how can I write a thank you letter for my professor?

I took a course with my supervisor this semester. the class is finished. I really enjoyed every moment in class. I could ask all of my questions very easily and he always was available to answer them....
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What should I consider when making a complaint centrally to the university regarding the quality of a subject?

Background I recently was enrolled in a science course where I believed that the lecturer had a really poor understanding of the material at hand. I have had some bad lecturers before but this ...
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How to make clear tasks for students about resolving paradoxes?

Question When creating questions for coursework, exams, and similar, I sometimes want to task students with explaining counter-intuitive results or dissolving paradoxes, as I consider this is a good ...
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Is it OK to re-submit my own work to the same class that I am retaking? [duplicate]

I'm retaking a class because I flunked the final which was worth most of our grades. The papers I'm resubmitting will be slightly edited, but mostly the same as I got good grades on them. Would this ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for course notes ahead of time?

I am taking a course in Computer Science next semester (it is currently a vacation period for my university) and I would like to email my future lecturer and ask them for the set of course notes for ...
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How can I avoid the requirement of using friends or acquaintances to complete coursework?

A friend of mine recently sent me a game he made as part of his coursework and asked me to make a Youtube video of it. He was supposed to get 3 people to do the same in order to get a better grade. I'...
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For German undergraduate and graduate math classes, does the professor or assistant write the exercise sheets?

For German undergraduate and graduate math classes, does the professor or assistant write the exercise sheets? In the United States it is typical for the professor to write them. I am curious what ...
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During a UG physics degree , what other certificate/diploma courses can i simultaneously pursue which would be of use in a physics career?

During a UG physics degree , what other certificate/diploma courses can i simultaneously pursue which would be of use in a physics career ? I hear many colleges offer such optional courses along with ...
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Selecting a Thesis - Are there lists of interesting or open questions?

Is there an aggregated pool of potential thesis topics that are available for exploration across universities for different concentrations? Perhaps there would be some that have been pre-vetted by ...
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Taking a graduate version of a course I took in undergrad

I am currently a second year masters student that will be applying to PhD programs in CS Theory. I have finished all of my required coursework for graduation, but my tuition is essentially free and I ...
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How to study better when underprepared for grad level theory course

I am a 2nd year PhD student in the area of digital communication networks. I am taking an information theory class and we had our midterm last week, which was open book, open notes. I did poorly on it-...
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How can I balance the reading requirements for a large survey course?

I'm currently developing the lesson plan for a large (~100 students) survey course in history for the fall semester. Since this is my first time as instructor of record for the course I'm having some ...
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The meaning of “paper” in the context of undergraduate students

The word "paper" on this site seems to be extensively used to refer to serious scientific publications/articles by PhD students and other researchers. Now I am coming across its use by students ...
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Professor creates assignment making students advocate for a bill being presented to Congress. Is this legal?

I attend a public university in Kentucky (USA). My professor has assigned an advocacy assignment that requires students to write three letters of support for a certain House bill that will soon be ...
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How should I structure exams when individual problems could use up the entire class time?

I am currently preparing for a new class in an area in which the individual problems can be very long. (My writeups for individual homework problems were often three or four pages long when I took the ...
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Homework is to be submitted according to a guideline that is nowhere to be found [closed]

I am a new transfer student from a much, much smaller university to a semi-prestigious one. The first set of homework has been assigned (due in three weeks) and says it should be “submitted according ...
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Should I delete my question on Stack Exchange to reduce my own plagiarism?

I created a new account and posted a question on Math Stack Exchange asking help for a specific part in an exercise from class. It was duly answered. That question went on to gain a lot of hits and ...
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Should all computer science courses from a reputable university contain programming?

Right now, I am taking a BSc in computer science from a more reputable online university. Courses from there are transferable to most major Canadian universities. I would have preferred to take it ...
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As a lecturer, can I use the same problems used in another course in my own course?

I will be teaching a new course for the first time. Fortunately, I found a massive open online course (MOOC) on edX which is similar to the course that I want to teach. However, the difficulty of the ...
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How to deal with inactive students in undergraduate projects?

I am in the field of computer science, and I have noticed a trend among a group of students when dealing with undergraduate programming projects. The situation is that there are some students that ...
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How do I handle my teammate who does his task related with project very late just before the deadline?

Scenario I am in college and in group projects. We have to work together with other team members to architect the design and dividing the tasks. Once the tasks are assigned to each person and when it’...
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How to work with teammates who shoot down ideas in order to avoid work?

I am working with two fellow graduate students on implementing some algorithm for data extraction. We are in the mid-phase of our project and we still have roughly a month (20 days to be precise) to ...
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Professor Isn't Teaching the Course we Signed up for

Okay, so it is kind of a weird situation and we don't know what to do. The situation is this: I am currently doing a math major and some of courses have two different (but equivalent) options -- ...