Finding a research mentor in high school is not easy. High school students must cold email countless researchers and browse university websites to find scholars with similar interests. 

After reaching the undergraduate level, connecting to research becomes much easier. Professors are looking for on-campus research assistants, and university programs are designed to connect students to research opportunities. Students at the undergraduate and graduate school level often have significant research experience which they can share. They have the required knowledge to serve as research mentors. Unfortunately, current university students with research experience are hard to find for high schoolers without previous connections.

Through Jinso, a platform for research advising, experienced researchers are connected to high school students looking for advising on independent research projects. Mentors’ fields of study are taken into account, so they are connected to students who want to explore a similar academic area. The student is the first author on their paper and retains ownership over their copyright.

Jinso research advisors connect with their students through the Jinso network. They have some one-on-one meetings, but their main responsibility is to provide written feedback to their students throughout the research process. Mentors are compensated for their time, and they contribute to improving the accessibility of the research community.

Signing up to be a research mentor is simple. Potential mentors can send their resume to admin@jinso.com to apply and learn more. Jinso will be in touch shortly after to complete the registration. Becoming a mentor is available to anybody with research experience, from undergraduate students to professors.

When a student with similar interests to a mentor signs up for advising, Jinso makes the connection, and the research program starts. Students are estimated to complete their projects in ten weeks, but it varies based on the size of their project and the weekly time commitment they are able to make.

Mentors guide students through the process of conducting research. Defining a research question, structuring a paper, and citing sources properly are some of the skills that advisees are looking to develop. When students reach a new checkpoint in the research process, they upload their latest work to the Jinso platform. Mentors then leave comments and engage in a written discussion with their student. The process is designed to facilitate effective written feedback. Mentors and students have busy schedules, so Jinso limits the number of video calls needed.

Interested in becoming a research mentor? Send an email to admin@jinso.com

GitHub is a popular platform used by computer scientists to manage their collaborative projects, but a similar program does not exist for academic work. There is no standard platform to create work, connect with others, and share work in one place. Most platforms only fall into one or two of these categories.The Jinso collaboration tool is a better way for groups to work on projects. By bringing the entire academic collaboration process onto one tool, it simplifies workflows and communication.The first steps for using the Jinso platform are:

Create an account
Create your first group

Once a user builds a network, they can create new Groups that consist of their network members. By default, the creator of a group is the admin. The most common Group is a research group, but the platform can manage several other types of academic projects. Platform users can create study groups for sharing course materials or groups of club members for extracurricular work.The admin of the Group has the ability to add new members at any time.
Admins are also responsible for creating Projects within Groups.

A Project for a research group is usually a research paper, but Projects can also be other forms of documents that could benefit from discussion and revisions. Examples include study guides, business plans, articles, and essays. Each Group can have an unlimited number of Projects within it, and all Projects within a Group are shared among the same members. 

Once a user builds a network, they can create new Groups that consist of their network members. By default, the creator of a group is the admin. The most common Group is a research group, but the platform can manage several other types of academic projects.

Platform users can create study groups for sharing course materials or groups of club members for extracurricular work.The admin of the Group has the ability to add new members at any time. Admins are also responsible for creating Projects within Groups.

A Project for a research group is usually a research paper, but Projects can also be other forms of documents that could benefit from discussion and revisions. Examples include study guides, business plans, articles, and essays. Each Group can have an unlimited number of Projects within it, and all Projects within a Group are shared among the same members. 

Example of Research group
Revisions of the paper

When a new Project is created, an initial revision must be shared. This can either be plain text or a PDF.
The Project will be immediately visible to all Group members with the first revision shown. Group members can comment on the revision with questions or feedback, and others can reply to comments.When another revision of the paper has been completed, the Group admin can add a new revision to the same Project.
The revision will become visible above the prior revision, and it will have a new comment box associated with it. Projects make it simple to keep track of a paper’s entire revision history and discussions at each stage. 

For each revision, Group admins can also create subtasks. Arrows allow Group members to view all of the different subtasks and comment on them individually. Subtasks allow a paper to be analyzed in unique components. For example, a research paper can have a unique subtask for each of its sections, and collaborators can discuss them all separately in the comment boxes. Jinso is a quicker way to collaborate on long-term projects. It makes it easier to connect, share, and manage the development of ideas and papers. You can create a Jinso account and start using the platform today for your research and academic needs at jinso.io.

Finding a research mentor in high school is not easy. High school students must cold email countless researchers and browse university websites to find scholars with similar interests. 

After reaching the undergraduate level, connecting to research becomes much easier. Professors are looking for on-campus research assistants, and university programs are designed to connect students to research opportunities. Students at the undergraduate and graduate school level often have significant research experience which they can share. They have the required knowledge to serve as research mentors. Unfortunately, current university students with research experience are hard to find for high schoolers without previous connections.

Through Jinso, a platform for research advising, experienced researchers are connected to high school students looking for advising on independent research projects. Mentors’ fields of study are taken into account, so they are connected to students who want to explore a similar academic area. The student is the first author on their paper and retains ownership over their copyright.

Jinso research advisors connect with their students through the Jinso network. They have some one-on-one meetings, but their main responsibility is to provide written feedback to their students throughout the research process. Mentors are compensated for their time, and they contribute to improving the accessibility of the research community.

Signing up to be a research mentor is simple. Potential mentors can send their resume to admin@jinso.com to apply and learn more. Jinso will be in touch shortly after to complete the registration. Becoming a mentor is available to anybody with research experience, from undergraduate students to professors.

When a student with similar interests to a mentor signs up for advising, Jinso makes the connection, and the research program starts. Students are estimated to complete their projects in ten weeks, but it varies based on the size of their project and the weekly time commitment they are able to make.

Mentors guide students through the process of conducting research. Defining a research question, structuring a paper, and citing sources properly are some of the skills that advisees are looking to develop. When students reach a new checkpoint in the research process, they upload their latest work to the Jinso platform. Mentors then leave comments and engage in a written discussion with their student. The process is designed to facilitate effective written feedback. Mentors and students have busy schedules, so Jinso limits the number of video calls needed.

Interested in becoming a research mentor? Send an email to admin@jinso.com

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