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用疑问句式来说导师不愿听、学生不愿说的话

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学生不愿说的话,有些是因为情绪(attitude),有些是因为能力(capability),本文只针对后者。

 

1、“课题还没进展”或“文章还没写好”

“我最近做的实验似乎都不成功,我们能不能讨论一下?”

“我写了一个文章的初稿(或提纲),但不是很满意,我们能不能讨论一下?”

 

Lack of progress can mean two things: I didn't do anything or I ran into a series of failures. The latter can be equally valuable as a successful experiment. After all, we deal with failures most of the time in research. I tend to be very nervous when my students present me with perfect data upon their first try. A very important role for a mentor is to help his/her students do trouble shooting. But the students also need to learn how to communicate with their mentors, most importantly, their observation on those failed experiments.

 

No one was born a scientific writer. But no matter how awkward the first step is, a mentor should always be willing to guide their students to become a proficient writer, although it can be trying and frustrating at times.

 

2、“我不会做(写)”

“我对这个项目该怎么入手还没有很成熟的想法,我们能不能讨论一下?

 

If you do not know how to approach a project, it's common. But be frank, ask for help, show your mentor your motivation and willingness to learn.

 

3、“我没时间做这个”

“我最近的几个实验还有些收尾工作要做,我能不能先把这些做完?

 

If you think your mentor has been unreasonable about your workload, communicate with him/her. Point out that your current work is equally important to the lab.

 

4、“这个题目(方向)好难呀”

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5、“我对这个题目(方向)不感兴趣”

“我对咱们实验室的另一个题目更感兴趣,我能不能去做那个?”

 

A mentor usually allows the students to choose from several topics. If nothing in the lab interests you, you should quit.

 

6、“做这个条件不够”

“我查了文献,做这个需要的这些仪器我们实验室没有,我们能不能讨论一下看有没有解决的方法?”

 

There is never a perfect environment/condition to do research. A good researcher will  try every means to circumvent the hurdles and get things done. Again, conmmunicate with your mentor, he/she might know resources you don’t know.

 

7、“我没有什么问题要交流”

“我觉得我对这个课题的理解还有难度,所以尚且问不出问题来,我是不是应该补学一些基础知识?”

 

No body expects a student to know everything. But you need to let your mentor know what your deficiencies are and show him/her your willingness to learn.

 

8、“这跟我的毕业论文没有关系”

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9、“生活补贴不够用”

 

Sorry, can't help with this one. No one should take graduate student as a job, it is a career path.

 

The bottom line is: be positive, constructive, and keep communicating. Approach the research, not your mentor, aggressively.分析化学  仪器分析  红外光谱


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