|05-11-2012, 01:49 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Intro to Programming
Have you ever had the feeling that you knew everything in your course/class and you felt like you should not answer every question?
I was in my new Intro to Programming course where in the course we should be learning Python. I already know Python, and a lot of other languages, so many of the vocab words, and terms, and such just was like someone repeating something I already knew.
The professor was looking at me for answers when the whole class stayed silent, and I am just thinking to myself "If I keep answering every question people will start looking at me with a snark know-it-all look, either that or ask me for homework help".
Anyways I asked my professor to call on me less, which he really doesn't call on me he just looks to me for the answer, so I usually stay occupied on my screen, like im typing notes or something.
|05-11-2012, 08:50 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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No silly, help your classmates learn; help the professor teach the class. The other students will appreciate your knowledge if you identify with them and guide them over the humps. And the teacher obviously wants you to take on that role so work with him. It only takes some steady communication to avoid seeming haughty or stepping on toes.
You're not in the class to learn the material so make yourself useful in other ways. At least lead a study group. I promise you'll learn something from the experience.
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|05-11-2012, 11:57 AM||#3 (permalink)|
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If classmates are asking you for help, that's not the worst thing in the world. Maybe you'll get to know them better and make new friends. At the very least, it's entirely possible that they have useful skills in areas where you aren't as capable, and can help you in return. Also, you never know if someone might currently or in the future have a need to hire a programmer, so being known could have its benefits.
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|05-11-2012, 06:27 PM||#5 (permalink)|
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better than my intro to programming class...which was all psuedocode and basic logic loops =/
or worse, the godawful, REQUIRED, introduction to the internet course, which had us opening e-mail accounts, using web search to find definitions to acronyms, and writing dog simple html...
Class Day 1: Are you serious!?! don't they just have a basic aptitude test for this? (Instructor did not take me seriously)
Class Day 2: can I please have a list of the work required to be turned in for this course? (after politely helping the instructor with things they'd forgotten, they caved)
Class day 4: talked to the department head about getting the prerequisite removed from the class for anyone that could demonstrate the same skills that grade schoolers were currently learning didn't have to waste the money or gas for the class... next fall it was dropped from the pre-req list completely for CS students, (but not for nursing students, which frequently didn't know how to turn the computers in the lab on, or use a mouse.... yes, really)
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|05-12-2012, 12:46 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
I had the same basic internet course as well. We where taught the difference between RAM and ROM, what Wifi was, and the difference between input and output devices.
My friend said she had the same course and she had to do a web page at the end as a final grade, only if I could I would of been some what entertained, because only thing we did was basic hardware terms, emails, windows 7, and Microsoft office.
|05-12-2012, 03:51 PM||#7 (permalink)|
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I could not agree with this more, which is weird to me as Khamon cuts his own hair.
If you can help others, while getting a passing grade, for goodness' sake, help others while getting a passing grade.
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|05-13-2012, 12:31 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2008
I wouldn't be surprised if you weren't the only one to know some or much of the material already. Just as there are those who never give others a chance to answer, there are those who never want to be noticed. If you aren't drowning out others, by all means, speak up. For a class to move along, people must interact and show interest.
You may even get it wrong once or twice , and then lo and behold - bam - you learn something. That's the fun part. Realy, there's nothing more boring then a class full of silent students who either are too shy, don't know the answer, or simply think they know the subject too well to bother.