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Academic misconduct effect on potential acceptance

When a student transfers into my university (in the USA), the transcript they get from us only says which courses they took elsewhere (and which university) but not their grades. So, when a transfer ...
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Is it right that I'm a student research assistant (undergrad) and yet I'm being asked to write a research paper on my own?

As a sophomore, you're not ready to write research by yourself unless you're some wunderkind who is far beyond your years, especially not in any engineering field. Presumably, whoever is supervising ...
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Is it okay to ask your undergraduate final project supervisor for a letter of recommendation for Phd admissions?

You must have had a professor who you did your project under. Generally this will be the PhD advisor of this candidate. Ask the professor (politely ofcourse) to coordinate with this student to write ...
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How to deal with students who regularly ignore my ban on using laptops in the classroom?

Introduction Existing answers that discuss this rule mostly discuss about the effect of using a laptop or not on students. Therefore, I want to start by stating that, if the use of laptops affects the ...
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How to deal with students wanting the answer versus working through the process

If every complaint on here about lazy students were justified, humanity would never have made it this far. There are many explanations for the response you describe and thinking of your students as ...
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How to deal with students wanting the answer versus working through the process

When a class does not match students' expectations, you need to spend time on setting expectations. (As opposed to changing the class to fit the students' preconceptions, or giving up and blaming the ...
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How to deal with students wanting the answer versus working through the process

This may not be your problem but it could be: Work through more problems with them during class. Treat it like a good math class and spend the majority of your lectures working through problems with ...
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How to deal with students wanting the answer versus working through the process

If the student is just lazy and has no interest at all in the topic, then there's little you can do. But let's assume they student is willing to learn: there are those complaining that I didn't ...
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