Questions tagged [undergraduate]

On providing academic services (such as teaching, advising, and research mentorship) specifically to undergraduates. Questions about undergraduate-specific issues that could not apply to graduate or post-graduate academicians are off-topic here and will be closed and deleted. Questions about coursework, etiquette, and other academic issues that apply to both undergraduate and post-graduate students should not be tagged [undergraduate].

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How to increase chances of getting into American universities as a foreigner? [duplicate]

I'm currently in my last year of Gymnasium in the Netherlands. My dream would be to study Computer Science at an American University because those are generally more advanced in these topics than ...
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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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Learning Disabilities & Universities [duplicate]

I'm a student applying for my undergrad this year. The thing is i suffer from learning disabilities witch affect my spellings and mathematics and though it may seem normal its not. I wanted to know if ...
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Tutoring as a undergrad student [closed]

My school provides undergrad students with the opportunity to tutor the classes where they received an A as an extra-curricular program. I have received an A+ in some classes and think that if I have ...
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How should I approach the scholarship committee for reconsideration if they have rejected my application?

I applied for a scholarship at Ecole Polytechnique in France and received a rejection early this morning. I want the committee to reconsider my application but I can't find a good enough reason apart ...
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an honest A grade student cheating? [closed]

A friend asked me to post this. I am an A grade undergraduate student who participated in many competitions and won many trophies for the Uni. So basically, during a final exam, a proctor felt that ...
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Instructor provided an assignment rubric that has no point distribution

I'm wondering if someone could offer some professional advice regarding how I should approach a situation at my university. Essentially, we had a paper due for an English class, and the instructor ...
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How do I write long answers? [closed]

I am a Material Science and Engineering major.What I am having doubt with is how I am supposed to write long answers.Lets say someone asks,"What is a Lomer Cottrell barrier?" or may be,"What is solid ...
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Department chair does not respond to my means of communications [closed]

I am an undergraduate student of a fairly small university (around 8,000 undergrads) and I'm not getting any response from my Department chair when I ask for some help with changing around my classes. ...
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Computer science classes and their strange feedback standards [closed]

I'm young undergraduate kid who just stepped into the big world of computer science. I've had experience working as a developer at a companies and really liked it, and I decided that if I wanted to ...
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Phd in AI with an undergraduate degree completely unrelated

I am not sure if it is the right place to ask such a question, but I don't know any other place that would provide a serious answer or advice for me. I am an undergraduate student (and a Sophomore ...
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Can a University explicitly say, “no more conversations” to me about an issue? [closed]

To keep this as short and simple as possible I will only provide relevant details and be as anonymous as possible. I’ve been talking to a former University about an issue (hold on my account) for ...
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Is it smart to transfer from a local University to OSU for mathematics after two years? [closed]

I am a senior in high school and having a hard time deciding where I want to go for college. I will definitely pursue math as I love the subject. I've done some research and OSU seems like a very good ...
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Research in geophysics

I am an undergraduate student in geophysics. I have read two types of papers in this field. First, the field work papers that shows survey results using some particular methods. Second, paper in ...
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How should I start undergraduate research in Artificial Intelligence? [closed]

I am currently an undergraduate student, pursuing my Integrated Masters of Technology in Mathematics and Computing from Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad. I would like to do original research ...
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Doing more than asked for? [closed]

In a course I am not doing as well as I wanted and I asked the professor for extra credit but he refused saying his goal is to see how well we do compared to our peers. Giving extra credit to one ...
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All of the offered sections of a course I have to take next semester were full by the time I registered? [closed]

I absolutely have to take General Chemistry next semester for my major, as it's a prerequisite for nearly all of the other classes. However, all the sections are full. Only two of the sections would ...
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Does GPA matter ?! [closed]

I'm still undergraduate, have 2 years to graduate but i don't like my major so much and my college. i go twice a week. i don't attend lectures too much because professors and the contents are so weak ...
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Best way introduce derivatives [closed]

I need to give a short presentation on introducing a class of engineering students to the concept and definition of the derivative. I'm to assume that the students are currently at the appropriate ...
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Late Drops and Graduate School Admissions [closed]

I'm a 4th year (7th semester) undergraduate student at an American university. I've recently got very interested in obtaining a PhD in Computer Science. I'm wondering whether having late drops on my ...
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My teachers refused my BSCS thesis proposal. Were they legit?

When I was a computer science student at my university, I wanted to delve into the code of operating systems. I was (and still am) attracted to such software and hoped for a course project that ...
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How to get a TA for a thesis

I’m writing an academic paper for a B.Sc. We only have the professor and a PhD student from another university plus random friends and volunteer collaborators helping us. We were not specifically ...
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Tips on dealing with difficult professors?

I'm planning on going back to college (university for those folks across the  pond) and I was wondering what are some things that you have done to deal  with difficult professors. I had a C++ class ...
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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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Do professors think that teaching undergraduates is a waste of their time? [closed]

I am confused as to why highly intelligent professors would want to teach undergraduate students. It sounds to me like a lifetime of toil. Do professors find the time spent teaching undergraduates a ...
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UK distinction in Masters / 1st at UK undergraduate: are they of equal weighting?

UK Distinction in Masters / 1st at UK Undergraduate: are they, ceteris paribus, of equal weighting when assessing academic potential, in e.g. postgrad applications?
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Is a cybersecurity career rational goal? [closed]

I love cybersecurity. Linux is amazing, programming is enthralling, and I have not found much else in my life I enjoy, as well as, (well I suppose used to) believe I could make a career out of. While ...
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How to ask for excused absences or switching to online class [closed]

I am a junior at a large state university. Lately, as you all have probably heard, the coronavirus is spreading like a wildfire and we all should be scared. My instructor is from China, and my school ...
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If the professor is teaching in a way that I don't like, what should I do? [closed]

It is a required course. I major in stat/math. The professor only writes down his notes on the blackboard, never explains intuitions of the theorems, never starts with easy/simple examples, never ...
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Why do people say that elite schools are inflating grades? [closed]

Ivy League students had 4.0 GPA in average at high school, but their average college GPA is 3.45. A student from a random school had 3.3 from their high school, and then 3.3 exiting GPA from the ...

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