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How to politely ask a professor if you can work under them as a contingency plan?

For professor mentoring an undergraduate student, the broad goals for their students should be: Teach you about research - both how to do it and what it's like Get you to your next position, which is ...
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What number of citations would be impressive for an undergraduate?

One --- one citation is impressive for an undergraduate.
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How to politely ask a professor if you can work under them as a contingency plan?

A sit down conversation would be good, where you talk about your long term goals and mention that you might be delayed in starting grad school. Just ask if there are things they can help you with in ...
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How to politely ask a professor if you can work under them as a contingency plan?

You might want to contemplate applying to grad school at your undergrad institution, as a back-up plan (no reason to be apologetic), so that you'd be a student... much more employable in every way (...
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Does exposition count as research experience?

No, it’s not research, and I’m not even sure it’s accurate to refer to these experiences as “exposition”. It sounds like you studied some math under the supervision of some professors, and wrote up a ...
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What number of citations would be impressive for an undergraduate?

Currently applying for a research-related job in my field while in the last year of my undergraduate degree. In general, if you are an undergraduate then citations won't matter. It depends on the ...
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Does exposition count as research experience?

Deep reading on a narrow topic is often the preliminary to research, so it is related but not exactly the same thing. Dissertations, for example;le, often have a "literature search" section ...
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Undergrad Research for Online Students in Math?

I believe that, as a student at Open University, you have tutors for your classes; someone you can interact with. Present this issue to one of them and ask for help. They may not be able to help you ...
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How to present research ideas to professor

Write it in the form that is conventional for scientific writing: the IMRaD-structure. IMRaD is an acronym for Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. Introduction What is the topic? Why is it ...
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How to gain research experience at undergraduate level?

3 years ago, i had a friend who go accepted to a internship of 2 months to do some research in CERN. it was not an easy proccess of selection, people from all the country where involved. The ...

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