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How to think critically about research?

I am an undergraduate student frustrated with my lack of "critical thinking" towards research. [more inside]
posted by raintree on May 4, 2014 - 16 answers

Finding an undergrad research topic for my thesis (in Psychology)?

I'm currently in my 3rd of undergrad (BA, Psychology). I'm planning to do an honours thesis next year but am completely overwhelmed on deciding what to research on. [more inside]
posted by raintree on Apr 13, 2014 - 13 answers

Should I do an undergraduate honors thesis?

I'm entering into my final year of undergraduate studies. As an Honors College student, I have the option to complete a thesis this year. I've already made it through the preparation semester and had my proposal accepted, but I'm not very passionate about the topic I selected, and I'm not sure if the effort of continuing with the project will be worth the reward. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by rensar on Jul 31, 2013 - 22 answers

Summer research grants / scholarships for science undergraduates?

What are some non-institution-specific scholarships or grants for someone who wants to do primate research this summer? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Feb 6, 2013 - 4 answers

What should I use this free elective on?

I have a free elective in my final undergrad semester. What should I take? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Dec 16, 2012 - 40 answers

no whammy no whammy no whammy debt

Help my cousin: How does a gifted kid with middle-class parents go to an elite college for as cheaply as possible, with as close to zero debt as can be managed? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Sep 4, 2012 - 39 answers

Research experience for grad school

As an undergrad looking to apply to grad school, I have been looking into getting some research experience in my field (Psychology) for all the obvious reasons. I possibly have a lead and now a question. [more inside]
posted by Rocket Surgeon on Aug 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Asking for letters of recommendation by email?

Thinking about applying to graduate school while living off-campus-- when and how to ask for letters? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Aug 17, 2012 - 8 answers

I seem to have misplaced my motivation.

What motivated you to get through college successfully? [more inside]
posted by bumpjump on Aug 16, 2012 - 51 answers

Sinking while trying to complete undergrad

Hi all. I've seen questions touching on similar points but none that really pinned down the more important particulars of my own situation, so here goes nothing. I'm a twenty two year old student now in what will be my sixth year of undergrad. I got to this point because, after my first two years went rather swimmingly, I suddenly fell pray to a mystery syndrome, complete with crushing, unrelenting mental fogginess, high anxiety and severe depression. My life has become an obsession with trying to find a cure for whatever this is, (medication for depression, therapy, supplements, sleep studies, hypnosis, meditation, lifestyle changes, etc. Nothing has worked and so I won't bore you with the details here. My problem is really my current standing in school. What was once a shining record with a 3.6 gpa and distinctions is now a narrative of consistent failure and I need to know where to go from here and most importantly, how to do damage control. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Aug 10, 2012 - 36 answers

Doing undergrad strictly for the job prospects?

Is it worth it to get an undergrad degree in accounting or finance for the post-graduation salary prospects, even though I might not be interested in the major? (Excessive detail inside!) [more inside]
posted by bumpjump on Jun 26, 2012 - 24 answers

Bad Laboratory Experiences

How do I bow gracefully out of this volunteer project with a professor that just isn't working out? And should I even? [more inside]
posted by Conspire on Apr 2, 2012 - 10 answers

What Undergrad Should I Pursue?

Hey fellow Meta Filter users i seek some advice and help regarding a few undergraduate degrees: Economics, International Development and Commerce. I feel these are three promising undergraduate programs but struggle in which to pursue. Any advice and information on these degrees and career paths would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by KillerHand10 on Jan 7, 2012 - 28 answers

My brain wants me to hate myself. My self wants me to finish college. Help.

Please help me make a plan to deal with the aftermath of this episode of severe depression. For various reasons I would really prefer not to be enrolled in college again next semester. It's long, I'm sorry, but I wrote this too quickly to pare things out. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Nov 30, 2011 - 12 answers

I've been to school, now I'd like an education!

After years of mulling about, I've come to realize that I want to to go to university and gain a proper liberal arts education. For the first time in what feels like eons, I feel enthusiastic and motivated. Trouble is, my first attempt at doing so was three years ago and under much different and more trying circumstances. It seems that the consequences of my halfhearted younger self have severely damaged my future possibilities. What can this 21-year-old do to demonstrate his new-found ardor for all pursuits academic? [more inside]
posted by shoebox on Oct 5, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I find focus in deciding a career?

I cannot concentrate on one single career to follow. Is this a by-product of too much information, or not knowing who I am and what my abilities are? [more inside]
posted by raintree on Aug 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Getting into UC Berkeley

Can I get into UC Berkeley graduate school after a mediocre undergraduate career by applying myself most strenuously to my teaching credential program? [more inside]
posted by Peregrin5 on Aug 8, 2011 - 27 answers

Undergraduate research grants for Japanese travel and research?

My sister is looking for undergraduate research funding to support some field work in Japan for her BA thesis project. She's especially interested in questions about gender and sexuality. Any advice on grant-giving organizations she might look into? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jul 22, 2011 - 4 answers

operation (eventual) graduation

I already had employment lined up for after graduation, but I just discovered that I won't in fact be graduating this spring. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Graciously Backing Out of an Undergraduate Research Position

What is the most gracious way for me to back out of the undergraduate research I said I would take up for the upcoming fall semester, given that I've spent two semesters working in the lab already? I don't want the people I worked with to have a bad impression of me because of the fact that I demonstrated so much interest in and commitment to their field only to quit prematurely. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 - 12 answers

College search: city universities that aren't too big or too urban?

College search: city universities that aren't too big or too urban? [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Feb 21, 2011 - 73 answers

Essay writing for dummies

How did you write your university essays? Real life blow-by-blow accounts please. [more inside]
posted by fix on Jan 25, 2011 - 57 answers

How do you satisfy financial travel visa requirements when you're a poor college student?

UK Travel VisaFilter: There is a possibility that I might leave the US and attempt to get a post-graduate degree at the University of Edinburgh.... [more inside]
posted by donquixote on Jan 13, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I Harvard reference a book review in an academic journal?

How do I Harvard reference a book review in an academic journal?
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jan 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Should I transfer (undergrad)?

Miserable but comfortable - should I transfer? [more inside]
posted by anonymish on Aug 23, 2010 - 16 answers

Master degree or NOT

Need adivce on making the right decision. [more inside]
posted by naylord on Jun 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Last-minute undergraduate summer plans

What are some good last-minute summer activities for an undergraduate college student to do? [more inside]
posted by LSK on May 11, 2010 - 4 answers

How much undergrad debt is too much?

I will be going into undergraduate debt, but how much is too much? [more inside]
posted by SollosQ on Mar 13, 2010 - 67 answers

Do I really want to read my prof's Music blog?

What uses of blogs and technology have you seen in undergraduate classes that didn't feel tacked on or useless? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jan 11, 2010 - 18 answers

Has this question plagued philosophers for centuries?

UndergraduateFilter: Tell me all I need to know, and more! [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Dec 21, 2009 - 22 answers

College Quandary!!

Help a young boy make the right decision! Any and all advice for a soon-to-be-undergrad trying to secure his future! [more inside]
posted by Griffinlb on Dec 16, 2009 - 42 answers

Rhetorical Theory texts for Undergrads?

What textbooks and/or texts would you recommend for an undergraduate Rhetorical Theory class? [more inside]
posted by BlooPen on Nov 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Undergraduate Degree != Career ?

What do I do when I graduate if I know I don't want to pursue my undergraduate field? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Sep 14, 2009 - 19 answers

Going to the same university for undergrad and grad-good or bad idea?

Did you receive your graduate degree at the same university that you received your undergraduate degree from? If so, do you regret not branching out and going to a new university for graduate school or are you happy with your decision? [more inside]
posted by pdx87 on Aug 17, 2009 - 30 answers

What did you like about your college degree?

Do you have good memories the department that hosted your college degree? I'm looking for specific suggestions for forming a strong community of undergrad students within one major. [more inside]
posted by about_time on Jun 1, 2009 - 24 answers

Postgrad.

I have a bachelor's degree in Biology. Is there any way to get a degree in Materials Engineering (or any Engineering, for that matter) without doing undergraduate again?
posted by wayofthedodo on May 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Seeking undergraduate research advice

Advice on seeking undergraduate engineering research [more inside]
posted by nel on Apr 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Are expensive American undergraduate educations worth it for foreign students?

Is it worth it for a foreign parent to squeeze his budget to manage very expensive undergraduate educations for his children in elite American schools? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Apr 17, 2009 - 28 answers

I'm famous now!

I found out I will be credited as a co-author on a white paper. [more inside]
posted by ttyn on Feb 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Do you know any good undergrad schools for Political Science and Engineering double majors?

Do you know any good undergrad schools for Political Science and Engineering double majors? [more inside]
posted by shatteredverve on Feb 17, 2009 - 18 answers

Damaged goods looking to finish her BA.

Once upon a time, I flunked out of college. I’ve been hiding out with a giant stack of books for 5 years, and have developed some pretty specific academic interests. I finally feel ready to return, but I stink on paper and I’ve got caviar taste in schools. Help me explain myself and understand the audience to whom I’m doing all this explaining? [more inside]
posted by snizz on Jan 28, 2009 - 38 answers

Career prospects with undergraduate degree in materials science

What careers would be open to me if I had a B.S. in materials science? More specifically, who would I work for, where could I find work, and how would I spend my days? I realize that there are probably a lot of possibilities, but I'm interested in hearing about as many of them as possible. [more inside]
posted by martinX's bellbottoms on Dec 3, 2008 - 7 answers

How to get into Harvard with average-ish grades!

How to get into Harvard with average-ish grades! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Nov 17, 2008 - 47 answers

Can stellar MA grades outweigh poor undergrad marks on PhD scholarship applications?

Am I deluded to think I can land a crucial PhD scholarship with abysmal undergraduate grades? [more inside]
posted by damn yankee on Oct 16, 2008 - 14 answers

Maintaining a NYC college's undergraduate literary blog

Deep breath: I am the online editor for a New York college's undergraduate literary journal's blog, and a complete beginner. I'm wondering about increasing net-presence, keeping the site timely, and making it vibrant. Very open to ideas. Hive mind? [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Oct 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Readings for a class on adjusting to college life?

In the fall I'll be leading a short course for freshmen on adjusting to college, community service, and issues that are relevant to college students. Does anyone have any interesting and fun readings--particularly on diversity, but really on any subject--that they would recommend for this sort of context? [more inside]
posted by biscuitsticks on Aug 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Writing a Travel Grant

I am applying for a small travel grant to fund a trip to a semi-local conference. The problem is that I have no idea how to write one! [more inside]
posted by tickingclock on Apr 21, 2008 - 7 answers

LSATs during freshman year?

Taking the LSAT Freshman year? [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Feb 29, 2008 - 22 answers

I know it will be worth it at the end...but how do I pay for it now?

What steps would you recommend to prepare for financing expensive education costs? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Feb 14, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I get funding for summer history research?

How do I get an undergraduate summer research grant in history? I want to spend my summer working on my senior thesis without going completely broke. [more inside]
posted by slowcat on Jan 29, 2008 - 3 answers

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