For Current/Prospective Students
For current students
On the first instance of misconduct involving plagiarism, please assume that I will have no further professional collaboration with you.
For recommendation letters
In most cases, I would be more than happy to write a personalized recommendation letter for your job/graduate school applications. I prefer to write blind recommendations (i.e., letters to be sent directly to the concerned person) than to hand them over to a student.
Before contacting me for a recommendation letter, please answer these questions:
a) Have you taken at least 2 of my courses?
b) Have you done any long-term (> 1 year) projects with me or have you published a paper with me?
c) Have you done any short-term (6 months - 1 year) projects with me and taken at least 1 of my courses?
If your answer to all of the questions is "no", then my advice would be to not ask me for a recommendation letter. In particular, for such a case, my recommendation may hurt your application.
For scientific writing