frequently asked questions for supervised students

I have been in academia for some time now. Long enough that I start noticing patterns in the questions potential and current supervised students ask. Sometimes it gets tiring answering them multiple times per semester. Students are not at fault for this, because it is their first time, contrary to me. I decided to start a FAQ. Please read it if you would like me to supervise a thesis or an intermediate project of yours. The list contains all the little tips and tricks for maximizing your chances that I will accept your request. And also, some basis for ensuring a good quality work.

Content

First contact

Topics

Communication and meetings

ESE-Colloquium

Feedback mechanisms

Project paper / thesis writing

##Learning material During the first phases of supervision time, I will assume that you are at least aware of the following titles, and that you will look at them before approaching me with questions.

Grading concerns

Questions you might be afraid to ask

Yet, some of them were actually asked.

I have a question that is not listed here