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How do you place students into calculus courses?

Attention math teachers: what processes does your college/university use for placement into Calculus courses? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Aug 29, 2011 - 6 answers

How to best prepare your writing skills for university...

How do I learn to write better to prepare myself for university? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Aug 29, 2011 - 19 answers

If it doesn't tell a story, my mind won't remember it. Help?

My Master's exam is coming up in two weeks, and I can't concentrate enough on the poetry to read it, let alone remember it... help? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Aug 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Course proposals and other things that go bump in the night.

Have gotten invited to be part of an academic research center. Will you tell me if I should approach them with the biggest proposal I would complete in three years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 - 6 answers

"But you've already done a first year."

[UK-specific] With the Student Loans Company claiming he's not eligible for his first year of university funding, how can my friend appeal his case before the start of the coming academic year? [more inside]
posted by henryaj on Aug 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Leave Me Alone

How can I tell my ex-academic supervisor to leave me alone? [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Aug 11, 2011 - 16 answers

What happens if I ignore a parking ticket from my university?

What happens if I ignore a parking ticket from my university? [more inside]
posted by aldebaran on Jul 29, 2011 - 32 answers

How to graduate without burning bridges

How do I solve this sticky situation with regards to my Honours thesis? [more inside]
posted by buteo on Jul 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Going away birthday gift?

My sister is going to university in September. It's her birthday soon, and I want to get her something that will make her life easier while there. What could I get her? [more inside]
posted by daysocks on Jul 21, 2011 - 21 answers

Further study after failure?

I'm in my forties and have a really bad academic record, but I want to do a Masters. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 13 answers

A logo for the "other" МИФИ...?

Does anyone have a source for a nice big image of the logo for the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute? There's a vector version floating around, but I'd much prefer a large version of the original.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Jul 13, 2011 - 3 answers

I know the magnitude of my life vector and now I need direction

I've failed college and I don't feel like returning, at all. In fact, every single day I stay here seems like a waste. So, I might as well do what I was planning on graduation: Get as far away as possible and start over. Question is, where? [more inside]
posted by shoebox on Jul 12, 2011 - 31 answers

Buffalo University: Where to stay?

Looking for good, cheap accommodation in Buffalo, NY. My partner is visiting to work at Buffalo Uni for about 7 days in late September. They've offered to organise accommodation in a Holiday Inn at $98 a night. This feels a little steep. We'd like to shop around a bit, perhaps look at alternatives other than a hotel/motel. Perhaps a student "sleep in my spare room" scheme or something. Advice much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 12, 2011 - 14 answers

Advice for a university drop-out

I'm stuck at a sort of quarter-life crisis/crossroads here. I was kicked out of an Ontarian university almost 2 years ago, and after two (failed) attempts to get re-admitted, learnt that my chances to get in are kinda slim. Since my withdrawal, I've been thinking about some very tough questions but am unable to solve them or come to a conclusion. [more inside]
posted by raintree on Jul 11, 2011 - 9 answers

College debt fears

How do I bring myself to do what I want (which is go to college), while avoiding the various (mostly money-based) neurotic fears associated with this? Neurotic 'I talk too much' details inside. [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Jun 17, 2011 - 18 answers

Athabasca University lost my Exam, what can I do?

My University Lost My Exam and is Now Stating that Their Policy Says that I Have to Do a Rewrite. Can I fight this? [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Jun 14, 2011 - 19 answers

How can I feel better when I'm feeling overwhelmed?

How do I keep my chin up when I’m feeling overwhelmed in every part of my life? [more inside]
posted by gumtree on Jun 7, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I [wo]man up and go back to school?

Feeling lost. Hiding away from adulthood. How do I get over this? How do I stop ruining my education? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Oxford/Cambridge PhD decision!

Oxford versus Cambridge for a PhD - opinions welcome! [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Jun 2, 2011 - 18 answers

At least they don't advertise on TV.

Should I be worried about the legitimacy of my school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Chemistry 101

Starting Inorganic and General Chemistry at Uni with no prior knowledge! How do i catch up with the rest come exam time? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on May 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Does University Philippines at Diliman offer organic chemistry lab?

Does University Philippines at Diliman offer Organic Chemistry Lab? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on May 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Structuring your time before exams

I'd like some diverse ideas on how to "design" a study plan for final examinations. What works for you? What are your theories on the best way to study? (*example scenario inside) [more inside]
posted by KLF on May 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Early admission to Cambridge when you're not the Prime Minister's son: how was it done?

For a book, I'm looking for descriptions of historical admission/matriculation procedures for a young man wanting to enroll himself at an English university. An 18th century source relating to Cambridge would be perfect, but anything that describes how things were handled 100+ years ago would be helpful. I'm having difficulty finding pre-Victorian information. [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann on May 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Could you lend me hand with this chip on my shoulder?

It's recently come to my attention that I am embarrassed about the school I went to for my undergraduate degree. [more inside]
posted by northxnorthwest on May 10, 2011 - 56 answers

Sustainable Swag

I'm trying to find somewhere to order eco-friendly / sustainable swag for the university I work for. Where should I be looking? [more inside]
posted by tomcochrane on May 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Euphemisms

My university has a habit of referring to sexual assault as "forcible touching," and after this morning's email report of an attempted rape as, again, "forcible touching," I've reached my outrage limit. Am I right to be upset about this or is it a legal definition that I'm just not understanding? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on May 7, 2011 - 22 answers

Learning on the cheap

I have a summer without a full-time job lined up, live near a world-class college campus, and wouldn't mind sitting in on classes. I don't have enough money to actually enroll for non-credit, so I was wondering: what's the general policy is on sitting in on large lecture classes? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Apr 27, 2011 - 14 answers

FSM prop

I'd like to make a giant prop Flying Spaghetti Monster for my school's atheist student group, to present during the fall organization fair. How do I go about this? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Apr 26, 2011 - 7 answers

How does Bates Numbering on exam papers reduce the possibility of cheating in universities?

How does Bates Numbering on exam papers reduce the possibility of cheating in universities? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Apr 26, 2011 - 6 answers

How to get a postdoc position in the social sciences

I'm interested in potentially pursuing a postdoc and have no idea how the process works! I'm completing my PhD in the social sciences in Canada and wondering how one goes about getting these positions and if I can secure my own funding, can I go anywhere? [more inside]
posted by DorothySmith on Apr 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Should I study in London, even if I can't afford it?

Should I study abroad when finances and my gut are telling me no, but everyone else is telling me yes? (Lots inside. Yes, I'm going to talk to the financial aid office and a therapist.) [more inside]
posted by Judith Butlerian Jihad on Apr 22, 2011 - 33 answers

Studying Abroad vs. Working

Asking for my friend. My friend is finishing her associate's degree in a creative field in May, but is not sure of whether she should look for a job right away, or accept her admittance to a prestigious and high-profile exchange program at a foreign university. Oh, and she knows about the flipping-a-coin trick so that won't work. [more inside]
posted by tickingclock on Apr 15, 2011 - 1 answer

Stipend vs. Fellowship

Science graduate students! How does funding from fellowships affect your stipend? [more inside]
posted by Orange Pamplemousse on Apr 7, 2011 - 11 answers

Twits go mad in South America

I'm looking for the name of a documentary I saw many years (over 15) ago. A group of British upper class, university age people go trekking in South America. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 3, 2011 - 1 answer

Should I drop university?

I'm in a huge dilemma-- should I drop university and pursue a hot new start up or should I persist and finish the degree? [more inside]
posted by wandergeek on Apr 1, 2011 - 22 answers

How can I feel good about finding a job and starting a career?

How can I feel good about finding a job and starting a career? Caution: personal details inside. [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus on Mar 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Networking for Success

networking filter: My university organizes a lot of networking/recruiting sessions for the upcoming co-op term. Teach me to make the best of these sessions! [more inside]
posted by Danniman on Mar 29, 2011 - 6 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

Considering doing a Psychology Degree. How many legit Universities offer the option to do classes both online OR in-class and if so, where can I find them?

Considering doing a Psychology Degree. How many legit Universities offer the option to do classes both online OR in-class and if so, where can I find them? The reason I ask is because of the restrictions of my F/T job. [more inside]
posted by audio on Mar 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Keep calm and carry on.... studying?

I'm graduating from college, hooray! Now help me announce it in the most amusing, unique, and creative way possible. [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Feb 28, 2011 - 7 answers

How do I end up in a decent group of people for group assignments?

Group work at University: How do I maximise my chances of ending up in a group with people who possess at least medium-to-high intelligence / conscientiousness? When who you sit next to determines what group you end up in, what "cues" can I look for when deciding who to sit next to? [more inside]
posted by mjao on Feb 26, 2011 - 31 answers

I want to learn, not get a degree

How can I get a comp sci education without all the BS that goes along with getting a BS? [more inside]
posted by ElDiabloConQueso on Feb 25, 2011 - 18 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

What is the world worth these days?

Ecological Economics filter: Is there a more current estimate of the global value of ecosystem services than Costanza's 1997 estimate of $33 trillion? [more inside]
posted by just_ducky on Feb 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Tutoring 101: A Crash Course

Tutoring 101: A Crash Course [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Feb 15, 2011 - 6 answers

What goes in my "Publications" section?

Journalist with academic aspirations has a CV question. [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Feb 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find this book

Hello Hive Mind, I'm looking for the title/author of a non-fiction book I read in the last few years. Here's what I remember: Retired professor returns to college as a freshman... Goes to a school that teaches a "Great Books" curriculum, where practically every class is a seminar/discussion group. The school encourages every student to participate in intramural athletics, so the old "freshman" joins the rowing team. The book is the story of his year at the school. Thanks for your help!
posted by takenRoad on Feb 8, 2011 - 9 answers

My Girlfriend Wants To Go Back To School For Design...and I'm a lousy guidance counselor.

So my girlfriend wants to get into a design field and go back to school for it. What's the fastest and most affordable way for that happen in a meaningful way? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 4, 2011 - 9 answers

What are the tenure requirements in humanities/social science in the US

Interdisciplinary career advice. What are some examples of the tenure requirements in humanities/social science departments in the US - number of articles, book(s), etc.? There are complications ... [more inside]
posted by life moves pretty fast on Jan 21, 2011 - 13 answers

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