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November 22

NYC where to donate laptops for remote students in need?

Where to donate laptops for NYC public school remote students in need? [more inside]
posted by greta simone at 2:33 PM - 3 answers

November 21

Canadian funding for PhD in England?

My friend wants to do their PhD in Earth Sciences in the UK -- hopefully UCL or Cambridge for next fall. Yet, funding is very competitive and difficult they said. They are hoping to hear back from a Canadian federal governemnts scholarship that they can take to the UK if they were accepted. However, my friend is also looking for other PhD scholarships to apply to as a Canadian in order to secure PhD funding in England. It is difficult because scholarships are so competitive and not to mention its Cambridge they are aiming for and living expenses are so darn high. They cannot study in the UK unless they secure a lot of scholarship funding. [more inside]
posted by RearWindow at 10:32 AM - 7 answers

Great Essays on Climate Change

I'm looking for great essays/articles (non-academic/academic) on any aspect of climate change. The target audience is non-science undergrads, with an interest in this issue. I'll be supplying two or three weeks of basic science as a background against which to read the essays. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by carter at 8:40 AM - 10 answers

November 20

Organizing Information

I want to learn how to organize information better. What book(s) do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by aniola at 7:51 PM - 7 answers

November 17

Who is working to end credentialism?

Which people or groups are working against credentialism/education inflation in the US? How can I get involved in this? I'm specifically wanting groups I could join that work towards eliminating unnecessary higher education degree requirements (and therefore making students take out huge loans for jobs that will never pay enough to cover them).
posted by Violet Hour at 12:22 PM - 13 answers

Learning math on the fly?

I'm currently in grad school, and I am quickly realizing that the projects and research that seems most interesting to me requires math skills that I don't have. For anyone who has been in similar situations, what recommendations would you have to improve math skills without literally taking five or six semester-long courses in the necessary subjects? [more inside]
posted by unid41 at 7:24 AM - 12 answers

November 16

What magazine/book to gift a friend who wants to learn about geography?

My friend, tired of being the one who 'never knows anything about other countries' in our weekly trivia/quiz get-togethers, is starting a new project to learn about geography. She's bought herself a new notebook and pen, and has a plan to learn about a new country or two each week - and is now totally unsure how to start due to information overload. What magazine or book can I gift her for Christmas that will give her inspiring overviews of the different countries of the world? [more inside]
posted by archy at 3:43 PM - 11 answers

November 15

Current resources for 8 year old who wants to program games

I have an 8-year-old boy who wants to learn how to program games. What are the resources I should assemble? [more inside]
posted by Nonce at 8:28 AM - 9 answers

November 12

/ˈɑːrktɪk/ or /ˈɑːrtɪk/

I am looking for recommendations for books (and maybe other material) about the Arctic. Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Megami at 9:18 AM - 4 answers

As the fart connected with the flame, ENGLISH HELP!

My Grade 10 kid cannot write. He needs help, and I'm at a loss. I've reviewed his work, suggested edits, rewritten stuff for him, and then had him rewrite using my example in his words. He just isn't getting it. I've been doing this for years. [more inside]
posted by Ftsqg at 8:22 AM - 24 answers

November 8

Tech novices need to send videos of themselves to me.

What is the easiest way for a tech novice to send videos? [more inside]
posted by momochan at 2:54 PM - 7 answers

November 4

potty training help

My daughter is almost four and is still having problems with the potty. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:46 AM - 16 answers

November 3

Should I take the option of take-home exams for law school?

Hey University Students! Some of my law classes this year offer a take-home exam option. I have never written a take-home exam and have been out of school for a decade... I've never even written an exam on a computer! How do you approach a take-home versus classroom exams? Any advice for take-home exams, especially in the context of high-pressure, post-graduate degrees? [more inside]
posted by dazedandconfused at 12:36 PM - 11 answers

October 29

Books Written for Popular Audience Critiquing “Obesity Epidemic”

I’m looking for a book: (1) written for the mainstream (not academic), (2) critiquing the obesity epidemic as a concept, and (3) that ties this critique to examining larger social issues such as neoliberalism and capitalism. Think “Dopesick” or “Dreamland” but for obesity as a health crisis.
posted by CMcG at 4:47 PM - 17 answers

Professional development logjam

I have some professional development funding to use up, and would like to use it for courses related to data analytics and visualization, but there are a few catches that are making this harder than it should be... [more inside]
posted by PaulaSchultz at 2:00 PM - 6 answers

October 28

Who the main proponents against rote learning?

Who are the main educationalists, authors (or people from any field) who are against rote learning? [more inside]
posted by jacobean at 6:22 AM - 11 answers

October 26

How long would it take to learn Algebra I to Calculus II?

I am a Social Science student and I am finding statistics to be quite valuable and exciting. I am beginning to think that pursuing a Master's in Statistics (or Biostatistics) or Data Science focus woule be an ideal degree, especially if I can somehow combine it with Sociology/Political Science in government or tech companies with a social aspect to it. Yet, I have always been slow with maths and I struggle with it at times - currently working on Algebra I so far. [more inside]
posted by RearWindow at 5:24 PM - 10 answers

October 25

Is it possible to do a Financial Math/Stats MSc as a CS Major?

So, I'm considering some longshot applications. I'm a CS Major I didn't take as much math as stats majors or math majors. I took the usuals Calc, Linear Algebra, Stats, Probability, Operations Research and I guess you could say AI and Operating Systems involve a lot of math. I don't suppose this is common? I'm mainly looking at programs in Canada with universities that have strong research in mathematical finance and actuarial science. [more inside]
posted by Tarsonis10 at 1:25 PM - 6 answers

Engaging a kid who loves Gravity Falls, Ancient Egypt, and mysteries

My 8-year old son is wild for Gravity Falls, and is very into things that have a similar vibe: Ancient Egypt, Mesoamerican cultures, secret codes, mysterious secrets, hidden rooms, cryptids, conspiracy theories, myths, black holes, space-time. I am homeschooling him due to COVID-19, and the key to keeping him engaged is to make use of his interests. What fiction and non-fiction books, tv or movies, video games, subjects of interest, historical events, etc. would a Gravity Falls-loving kid be interested in? [more inside]
posted by shirobara at 9:43 AM - 21 answers

October 23

How do I deal with the uncertainty of grad school applications(Canada)?

So, I guess this comes from grad school applications. I'm applying to grad school in Canada. I want to get an MSc(thesis) in math or computer science. I'm also an international student. Quite frankly I hate the process of applying. It takes incredible effort and there's really no certainty of anything. I don't know how to cope with that. [more inside]
posted by Tarsonis10 at 12:47 PM - 7 answers

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