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College: When things get tough – Complain

30 Oct

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This kitten is totally unrelated to this post, it just cheers me up… who doesn’t like an adorable kitten?

I’m going to say in advance that I am a tad frustrated while writing this post.  One of my professors just sent out an email to the class acknowledging that some students went to the Computer Science Administration for our school and complained about his assignments.  This professor actually gave us his own crafted assignments that were both challenging and took effort to complete.

It took some substantial planning, on my part, to complete the assignment and I was thrilled to receive 100% — because I truly put in effort.  I say assignment (singular), because the aforementioned students went to the administration only one week into the class.  I enjoyed being able to use the techniques I’ve learned throughout my other classes — I even “whiteboarded” the assignment with sticky notes representing the different elements of my program.  From planning to implementation, I enjoyed the process greatly.  Why?  Because it forced me to think, and to analyze.  I had to come up with ways to implement the requirements of the program while still considering all of the different programming elements I’ve learned so far since beginning this Computer Science degree.

Each of the complicated assignments that I looked forward to, were removed and replaced with the approved curriculum.  So, instead of creating an iterative mock banking system as assignment number one, these students will now be able to: Write a program that inputs 5 numbers and output the average of the 5 numbers and their product.  I almost gave labor to a unicorn when I saw what the original program was replaced with.  Part of me feels as though these complainers robbed me of a challenging experience with this class and I feel really irritated by the fact the school didn’t stand behind the professor.

For me, I asked my professor for copies of his original assignment so that I can work on them in my leisure.  I’m going to secretly judge my classmates for the rest of the semester.

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in STEM

 

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3 responses to “College: When things get tough – Complain

  1. bobericko

    March 23, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    your images of an adorable harmless kitten offends me. I am so incredibly triggered right now. I can’t wait to go home and write a scathing blog post about how this kitten has upset my delicate sensitivities. You will be hearing from my hate mob. /sarcasm/

    Also, I see you’re getting into programming. If you want any tips and tricks I’ve been programming in various languages for years. I’d be more than happy to help you out 🙂

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    • CoderBug83

      March 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      lol, thanks for making me laugh out loud in public… now I’m that weird girl that snorts at her laptop. Anyway, yes, I am in pursuit of becoming a game programmer. So far it’s been awesome. I may take you up on your offer, so far I’ve developed in C, C++, C#, Java, Lua and I’ve done the typical web markup languages as well. Thanks for the offer, it’s appreciated!

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      • bobericko

        March 23, 2015 at 7:21 pm

        I do a lot of programming in java, action script, most web languages, and most recently power shell. C languages ice done in the past and I’ll have to brush up on them.

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