## What is a good motivation/showcase for a student for the study of eigenvalues?

Courses about linear algebra make great demands on looking for eigenvalues and transforming matrices to diagonal matrices (or, at least, to Jordan normal form). This is somehow a technical, recipe-like part where many students don’t see a deeper understanding.

What is “the best” showcase why one needs eigenvalues? Or: What is a good motivation to come up with where they will be needed (should be understandable for the student at that point)?

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## Demo Reel feedback for student

I put together a short demo reel to submit while I am applying for internships, and was hoping that some of you wonderful folks could possibly give some feedback. I have lots of music recording experience, but am relatively new to sound design, so any advice, related to mixing, sound choice, or even recommendations on other clips to redesign is welcome, and I will be extremely grateful!

Jacob Cook Sound Design Reel

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## What can be the causes of the difference in student performance?

The box-plot represents the number of programming tasks performed correctly in 30 minutes.These tasks are designed to learn basic CS concepts: sequences, loops, conditional …
Each box represents an age group:

• p1 = 6 – 7 years old
• p2 = 7 – 8 years old
• p6 = 11 – 12 years old
• s1 = 12 – 13 years old
• s2 = 13 – 14 years old
• b1 = 16 – 17 years old
• b2 = 17 – 18 years old

When I see the results, I am surprised by the difference between p4, p5 and p6. The set of tasks was almost identical by age. The only difference is that by increasing the age they have some less start tasks. I think it may be due to the ability of reading comprehension and motor development … Can be? Are there more factors that can influence?

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## Study Advice for a CS Student

It’s my second year in my computer science degree, 2nd semester.
I feel like I am still not good enough and not satisfied with myself! I still can’t program and when I have a task I can’t think. I just go to google and copy the solution most of the times! Is it normal? I do study a lot even in the summer, but there is something missing.

What can I change in my study technique, to help me become a better programmer?

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## How to professionally handle sexist remarks by a student?

Suppose that you noticed a student saying a sexist remark to you, and the student is completely unaware of it. In the spirit of fighting sexism, I feel that I should maybe say something. But on the other hand, as a person on the higher end of the power spectrum, I feel that I would be bullying the student if I were calling him out on his sexist remarks (which he is probably not aware of).

If I witness a student engaging in a sexist behavior, should I call him/her out? How can I do this without making the student feel intimidated? What would be the professional way to deal with such a situation?

My question is:

If a student commits a clear sexist behavior in front of you, will you call him/her out? If so, how will you approach it so that you don’t appear patronizing/bullying?

(I made a major edit, because many answers addressed my “background” story rather than my actual question. I do not see any satisfactory answer that fully addresses my question.)

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## Duty of Student

I have list of Question can any one suggest answer of these question from me from Buddhist tradition.

• what is duty of student?
• what are elements that useful for student from Destruction?
• How Vipasana Meditation help student?

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## Question: Should a Computer Science student be able to learn github really quickly, or is that too much of a high expectation in your opinion?

Question: Should a Computer Science student be able to learn github really quickly, or is that too much of a high expectation in your opinion?

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## Question: How do I show proof of income when I’m still a student and dependent on family’s monetary support?

Question: How do I show proof of income when I’m still a student and dependent on family’s monetary support?

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