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I am a professor of physics in the United States, and often get asked this question. If you are looking for research experience in your department, you should write up a short document that includes Your contact information! A list of your skills - programming, soldering, 3D-printing, whatever you bring to the table. A statement of what sort of research ...


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I hope there is some professor of Physics that recognizes and respects you. Even better if you have spoken with them in the past. But it doesn't really matter what their specialty is at this stage. Talk to them about what you'd like to do and ask if they, or a colleague they can recommend, would guide you in some project. If they don't feel able to do it ...


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I do my doctoral degree and I work a lot with undergraduate students. I think the best way is to get in touch with the PhD students and ask them if they need help. I teach my undergraduate students the stuff my dissertation is about and they take measurements and little projects for my. For sure, in agreement with the professor. But I leand the PhD candidate ...


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I should first say that there's quite a bit of speculation in this answer - I don't necessarily believe it is as I say, I rather offer this as a possibility to potentially understand the situation. "How can I handle this situation? How can I help him stay calm and listen to everyone when working as a team?" It seems to me that in this setup he ...


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I would also recommend doing a weekly trip to the univ library, and spend a few hours reading the abstracts from various journals. Make plenty of notes in order to clearly understand what are the latest developments in your field, what kind of interesting research is being done at the moment, what are the latest problems that need to be fixed/solved/...


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My post grad psychology paper was graded recently by another post grad. It became clear to me by this marker's comments that they, in fact, had no idea of the context of the assignment question, had no idea of the peer reviewed literature surrounding the topic, and, worst of all, could not recognize diagnostic-criteria quotes from the DSM-5 in the ...


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Assuming this is not a course on management or psychology: Teaching students how to treat each other politely, or how to manage stress, is not something that students need to do. It is something faculty need to do. Ask your instructor for help. If this is a final year thesis, maybe this student is having a hard time learning those skills. Do "lead by ...


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The best way is to get involved in research as early as you possibly can. Since you are about to enter college this fall, as soon as you can, get involved with whatever project that seems most interesting to you. It may not be directly related to what you will eventually research in your graduate studies, but by getting involved in undergraduate research ...


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In addition to silvado's answer, let me make a few remarks: Submitted is the appropriate status for a paper that has been submitted to a journal or conference and is possibly under review. Don't specify the journal which you have submitted to, because you don't know in advance whether it will be accepted there or not. Once the paper is accepted, you can ...


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You can definitely mention these manuscripts in your resume or online portfolio. To do that, you give the manuscript title and full author list as it appears in the submission, and mention the word submitted either in a section heading or with the reference itself. If you want to explain more about your contribution to these manuscripts, you can write a ...


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In addition to the other answers, I would suggest sending a polite follow-up email along the lines of "Professor X, I hope you are well. Would you still have time to meet to discuss summer project work, as we discussed during the semester?" It could very well be that they got distracted and just need a gentle reminder to respond.


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Rude? probably, especially in these times of "the less people I meet, the better". Futile? almost certain, for the reasons given by @AnonymousPhysicist . Professors have secretary/secretaries. Call them, set up an appointment, they know the professor agenda and can tell you exactly when you should appear to talk with him, after having agreed a time....


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It's not rude. It quite probably is futile. Many faculty are not in their offices very often normally. Many faculty are in their offices less in the summer - in particular, they are unlikely to have scheduled office hours. During a pandemic, you might not be able to go into the building anyway. If the professor does not feel safe meeting in person during ...


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Given that there was a tacit agreement to have a meeting sometime in the summer, an unannounced drop-in wouldn't be unusual. But the real issue is that you don't even know if they will be in their office during the summer. COVID is still forcing several campuses to stay remote and have less than full attendance. Several professors are still conducting all ...


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Your TA wants you should give the exam before 1:50 pm on time. I think he wants that because of discipline , sincerity and maybe you don’t cheat after 1:50 pm. I understand your problem and I also do have the same thing going on. I have to submit my maths test daily which is from 9:30 to 10:00 pm .It’s all because of online studies.I think the best approach ...


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I am a sub and my 5th grade students started laughing, then looking at me and laughing again. I never figured out what they were laughing at. While they worked I decided to make myself a desk in the back and sit behind them. They immediately stopped laughing and started working. I can see their computers and now they are the ones looking over their ...


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Saying you don't know the answer to a question is poor interview technique regardless of the situation. Of course, you can't be expected to know or study every possible topic you might be asked questions about, but that's generally not the aim of these more difficult or esoteric questions. Instead, the interviewer wants to find out how you think and whether ...


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I would recommend you try to separate your anger from the practical problem you face. Even if in your judgment your university is screwing you over, I'd recommend you decide based solely on what you think is in your best interest. Talk to your supervisor. They might be willing to help you supervise your thesis on an informal basis, and/or help you turn it ...


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If you can publish your thesis in a journal, you should aim to do so regardless, and in addition to a thesis (if you choose to write one). Papers in a good journal are more highly regarded than a thesis. Writing an undergrad thesis might increase your chances of grad school admission. If you have papers accepted into good journals, I doubt an undergrad ...


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Since most doctoral level admissions decisions are made by humans, it is impossible to say in general. Some will consider online course grades less relevant, others won't. But admission in the US has always (in my memory) been based on a wide variety of things with letters of recommendation rated fairly highly. Grades need to be "good enough" but ...


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Several things about the question are unclear, but... If the thesis or corresponding credit is not required to get the degree, do not pay the $1750. You will no benefit from paying it. Do publish your work if you can publish it in a reputable journal or conference. Check with your advisor before you try this. Probably your advisor will be writing a letter ...


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Yes, you should tell them and yes, it makes sense to ask them again. Likely the rejection wasn't due to the letter they wrote, but to the level of competition for positions in the program. But, in general, your letter writers should be people who know you and your work well and can make a confident prediction of your future success. I assume that this is one ...


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Yes. In fact, your SOP should be more forward-looking than backward-looking. Spend as much of it as you can discussing your future work, research ideas and how this department/professor in particular will belp you achieve those goals.


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Firstly, take a deep breath. You are fine. I know it's hard, but try not to overthink the situation There is no "normal" or "expected" response time set by the laws of academia (those don't exist). Sixty hours is a perfectly fine response time, especially if the email from the professor was giving lots of detailed information which you ...


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Students get a special rate when they join ACM and/or its SIGs (special interest groups). You get the Communications as part ACM membership. You can also join any of several special interest groups such as SIGGRAPH. There is some cost for that even for students. But you get their publications, either electronically (cheap) or in printed form (less cheap). ...


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In addition to the other fine answers here, I think a more general answer is that, as with other markets, price is determined by supply and demand (and any distortions in the market). Looking at things from this economic perspective, the main reason why postgraduates are more likely to obtain substantial amounts of scholarship support than undergraduates is ...


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