To Dear Students: 10 Things You Need to Know Before Taking My Classes

教学 Teaching

1. I usually do not count class attendance as part of your course grade. That does not mean I won’t notice if you skip a class. Do drop me a courtesy note if you will miss a class or two.
姐不点名,也不把考勤算入平时成绩; 这并不意味着姐就不知道你来不来上课。你如果有事不来上课,至少给姐发个email友情提示。

2. I usually have a late submission policy for late work: a 20% deduction of grade every 24 hours unless it is medical or family emergency. Please do not ask for sympathy scores from me. That is unfair to others.
姐的课,除非遇到特殊情况(生病或家庭紧急情况),迟交的作业都会扣分(每24小时扣20%)。如有特殊情况,在作业提交日期前申请可以不扣分。到提交作业时间后不要来找姐要分,这对其他同学不公平。 

3. I grade very generously so do not come talking to me about failed courses. Work harder next time.
姐的作业和考试一般给分都非常大方,就这样你考试要还不及格,姐绝对不会在考试后给你调分。重修请更努力

科研 Research

4. I’d be happy to advise undergradute student research, competitions, etc., if you’d like to publish your research, the better time to apply for it is before summer break of your second year. 
姐很乐意指导校长基金、挑战杯等项目或竞赛;如果你的目标是发表学术论文,建议你在大二下申请,这样你才有时间在保研或出国申请前完成你的研究和写作。

5. If you are interested in doing research with me as a research assistant, you need to wait until you have a light course load and be able to commit to at least 10 hours per week for a semester or a summer.
如果你想作为助研参与姐的研究项目,你需要能保证一个暑假或一个学期至少每周10小时的工作量用于此项科研。因此,建议你等到课程负担较少的时再跟姐讨论科研方面的兴趣(通常来说姐只考虑高年级本科生——大四或者课程较少的大三学生,以及特别优秀的大二学生暑假参与)。

6. I am able to advise up to 3 undergradute theses each year. I work with students extensively, so if you are considering me as your thesis advisor, be prepared to meet every 1-2 weeks and deliver on schedule. You should think about publishing your research at a related conference or journal if you want to work with me.
姐每年最多可以指导3名本科生的毕业论文。因为姐会花很多时间在你的论文上,因此如果你考虑让姐指导你的论文,请保证每1-2周跟我讨论一次,并能按时提交你的研究进展。同时希望你可以考虑在相关的会议或期刊上发表你的毕业研究。

学生服务 Student Service

7. I would be more than happy to write recommendation letters for those who have impressed me. I cannot recommend you or your work if I do not know you. I write my own letters and you will have to trust me if you ask a recommendation letter from me.
如果你很出色,姐会追着你给你写推荐信。因此如果需要推荐信,你要能让姐认可你的能力。姐很难推荐那些号称上过姐的课但没给姐留下任何印象的学生。另外,姐的推荐信都是自己写,写好了也不给你看;如果姐答应给你写就会赞美你,你要么就相信姐要么就别找姐。 

8. I’d be happy to help in anyway that is useful to you, such as commenting on a PS, career consulting, etc. If you need to meet in person, make appointments at least 48 hours ahead of time. I am not an expert on romantic relationships and related issues. Talk to your best friends.
如果你在学习生活任何方面需要帮助,例如请姐帮忙看看PS或者跟姐讨论下人生理想职业规划,姐都乐意帮忙。如果需要面谈,请提前至少48小时给姐发email,不要晚上11点给姐发邮件约第二天上午见面。姐不是感情专家,如果遇到这方面的困扰,请找闺蜜或基友。

其他 Side Notes

9. I am surprisingly straightforward, and I only say things that I really mean.
姐很直接,如果姐说的是ABC,意思就是ABC,你不用揣度姐的意思并引申为BCD甚至CDE

10. I never hold a grudge against students.
姐非常想得开,很难被得罪,不要担心你说什么或者做什么得罪姐。