Our iStar Class alumni form a community of ambitious and driven students seeking to advance positive change in the world. These students bring their unique cultural perspective to collaborate on a variety of topics and advance their intellectual development
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It was a great honor to work together with my professor and TA throughout this experience! The professor gave detailed lectures explaining chi-squared data analytics, statistical research methods, and how to uncover statistically significant data while reviewing experiment results. Also, we learned how to write a formal research paper with guidance provided for citations, formatting, scientific vocabulary, etc. Both the professor and TA were extremely attentive and made sure that we understood the contents of every class session before moving on to the next topic. The professor gave us enough background information to ensure we were able to draft a high-level academic research paper; the TA primarily assisted with the research paper writing and had plenty of knowledge to provide additional information and answer questions throughout the process. Finally, the TA and professor always looked after us to provide constructive feedback along the way and ensure that the final product was at the highest level possible.
The iStar Class Research Program is one of a kind. The program gave me the opportunity to build a personal relationship with the instructor while learning from her as a high schooler at Upper Arlington High School. I sincerely appreciate all the help I received from the staff members at iStar. They were always available to answer any questions that I had. After this experience, I feel confident to study in a research-based major at Harvard University. Thank you, iStar Class!
Becina (United States)
The iStar Class Research Program is not the first research project that I have ever participated in, but it is definitely one of the best research programs that I have completed as it taught me how to research thoroughly and clearly. One of my favorite parts of this program is that we had the opportunity to learn how to compose a research paper while working alongside an expert writing instructor. It really made the writing process easy because I was able to learn what a college-level research paper should look like. I have a passion for STEM research and the instructor and TA at iStar certainly inspired me to be like them and to continue to pursue STEM research in college.
It is a helpful and interesting process for thinking and organizing the future of cinema in a global media culture: a comparison between Asian and American TV and film industry. To me, it is not easy to organize my arguments and use appropriate citations from other articles or books. On that aspect, my instructor and TA helped me keep exploring research components and improving organization for my paper.
As a student who wrote research papers while running a busy schedule in the middle of a semester, I was usually under time constraints. However, my instructor, TA, and all other iStar staff were always supportive and provided me with great help. I am happy that I chose this program.
Jonghyun (South Korea)