I am putting this next sentence in bold because it is very important: The only way to get good information about the unwritten expectations of preparing for graduate school is to talk to the experts – to your professors and your TAs.
The most effective coping mechanism I had was to sit somewhat off-center to avoid the loudest section of the lecture hall.
The goal is not to provide a golden ticket to whatever a student wants. The goal is to provide them with an equitable classroom experience that gives them an equal opportunity to succeed.
I think it’s interesting, and a bit startling, to realize just how much inter-individual variability there probably is in the human sense of taste.
Video with subtitles. A brief but wide-ranging exploration of what a successful transition takes and how to achieve it.
When you see bullying, act. One of the most important things people can do is not to become a “passive bystander” when others are being bullied.
Don’t be discouraged if a first or second attempt at reaching out fails—just look for the next opportunity.
Many STEM careers and college courses are thought to focus on “computer work” without much emphasis on the human interaction necessary for success. Oftentimes, however, collaboration with peers can be daunting but necessary to advance one’s studies and career.
To me, “honors” is about the quality of your work, the quality of your thinking. It’s not about whether you can do this full time.