Category «Guidelines»

Guidelines that I keep on repeating to TAs, grad. students and undergrads. that take my courses.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: EXPECTATIONS, RIGHTS, ADVICE

Here are some advice and information about rights and expectations that especially starting grad. students may find useful. More senior students may benefit from presentation and paper writing tips I give over and over to my students: Choosing your advisor, topic, and starting your research: 1. Choose the right topic: I suggest that you work …

ADVICE for UNDERGRADUATES

Most Important 1. Pick the right program/department: You have a great opportunity at SU. Try to reduce your choices to two programs, take their introductory courses, audit some if necessary (even a few lectures may be enough to give you an idea), and choose a program that you like and that you will find “easy”. …

REFERENCE LETTERS

It is the reference letter season and I will write here what I often find myself repeating to students working with me on projects. How can you get good letters when it is time: Good grades + Good communication skills, good work discipline…. To me communication is almost as important as intelligence in an employee or …