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I am wanting to learn more about economics. I am currently minoring in political science (4th Year undergraduate student). Yet, I am terrible at maths -- the maths aspect might be difficult to understand. [more inside]
I'd like to do a PhD in typography/graphic design, but I'm not sure how realistic a goal that is. [more inside]
I have been working on my master's thesis for a year, and I am stuck on how to complete it. Is there a way I can complete a thesis with only 70 responses to a survey, or does anyone know a way of targeting a specific population (of high school librarians) to gain more responses? [more inside]
Help a self-taught drawing wizard figure out perspective without being able to read very well. [more inside]
I am looking for a good layman's biography of Frederick Douglass. I am aware of Prophet of Freedom, but I am looking for something more approachable for a teenager.
Hi. I am from Canada, and I am not sure which MA programme would be best for me. uWaterloo offers an eight month co-op placement with their MA in Political Science programme. McGill also offers a twelve week internship placement with their Political Science programme. [more inside]
Has anyone here gotten a degree in art therapy, and if so, how did that work out for you? [more inside]
I have a friend (early twenties, shares an apartment with another friend of mine) with autism who needs help learning to clean up her living space. What are good resources for this? I'm especially interested in charts and stuff that break down exactly what "cleaning" means in a way that will be easy for her to follow. [more inside]
I am trying to find academic articles or opinion pieces on the right to hunt in Canada from an Indigenous perspective. Are there any good academic articles or opinion pieces on this subject? Looking for First Nations, Inuits, and Métis perspectives.
Daughter Ashtray is considering heading to college for a degree in Fashion Business. So not the design component but the business end of it.Where to start? [more inside]
Our son, 9.5 years old, is in the fourth grade and currently has an F in Math and a D in ELA. How do we best respond to this? [more inside]
I teach history at the university level. I regularly get questions from history majors, potential majors, and their parents about what in heck they can do with a BA in history. I found this recent question about what MeFites have done with their English degrees to be eye-opening and inspiring, and so I ask: if you have a history BA, could you please tell me about your employment path? How has your history degree shaped (or not) that path? Because I can't help myself, I've included some historical context for this question under the fold. [more inside]
I am tired of only being able to speak one language and I really want to try to learn Spanish. I did take it in late middle school, high school and for a year in college, which was obviously way too late in life for it to have really taken hold. But I'm ready to try again! Snowflake details below... [more inside]
I graduated from a state school in 2009 with a 2.77 overall GPA. I technically should have graduated in 2008, but was only going part time, so I stretched it out and became a "super senior." I'll be the first to admit...I struggled with undiagnosed mental health and alcohol abuse issues for the majority of my early-mid 20s, so I simply didn't apply myself as much as I could have. [more inside]
I am a school psychologist in a small public charter school (grades 6 – 12) in CA. Some of our students who are on IEPs or 504 Plans have access to audiobooks as an accommodation. I am looking for the most cost effective and timely way to get access to audiobooks for individual students. [more inside]
Can you recommend good quality podcasts for kids? [more inside]
I recently renewed one of my perennial resolutions to get better at Chinese. My problem is that for diaspora reasons my proficiency is at a weird level that means I don't really fit with most language-learning courses. Are there any apps for people who can speak and understand Chinese but can't read? [more inside]
You're a middle class parent with a bright kid. You navigated the US college system within the last few years. Your kid got in somewhere that won't break the bank, whether that's because it's a lower-cost school or you got lots of grants/scholarships/etc. How? [more inside]
Hi. I am a fourth year undergrad, studying a minor in environmental studies and sustainability. I am taking a third-year capstone project course, but I am not sure if it can be considered a practicum for work experience? There's a lot of group research projects and individual research projects as well. I am not sure, since most practicums take place outside of the academic classroom, I believe?
I recently heard a snippet of an interview. (It must have been on NPR, so this should be easy for you guys. ) [more inside]