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balancing school work between life and sport and programming is so hard. i mean, school is complete bs. what’s the point?

ffs it’s not *just* that im never gonna use the shit im taught, but that if it dont learn it, im punished. even in some classes (code.org), information that we’re taught is blatantly incorrect. either way, being able to find the foci or an ellipse and the latus rectum (hehe) of a hyperbola isnt going to make it easier when i get my job and just adjust css to my bosses’s specifications. i maintain a 4.0, and i fucking hate it. my friends are working hard, and getting into mit for racial diversity, while im doing just as much work, for what?

i want out. i really do. but this redundant thing called a degree is holding me back. i really want to have some way of proving my skills without a degree. i’m currently building a social media application i believe will take off, but frankly, i dont care.

take off or not, hopefully it will be enough to prove my skills. i’ve been working on this for two weeks now, and, well, that’s my story.

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    what other options do i have to prove my skills?
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    Whenever you learn something new you've made new connections in your brain that weren't there before. Even if unrelated to something of interest, this increased understanding can gain you insight elsewhere.

    Learning mathematics can help you get better at languages. Learning german will help you get better at english.

    Yes, there are terrible teachers, but that doesn't mean that learning something is to be avoided at all costs.
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    @Buggz i dont think there's been enough research in neuroscience to have much believable evidence. in fact, ive heard how different parts of your brain are isolated, which counteracts with your claim.
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    @calmyourtities If you have already decided that all you want is to build sites with css and js and html , I see no reason why not to just drop out. What you will learn in college will not help you with building sites. Having provable experience in building sites will help you more.
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    @Teabagging4Life every position i apply to has a requirement for a degree
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    @calmyourtities Well in that case... That's bad 😅 Pull through till the end, nothing more I can say. I feel you most of the way. I am in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science school. The half of it, electrical engineering, is boring as hell to me. These courses have kept me back from graduating on time . But I pull through because of the other half, which I really love. If you really have to graduate to do what you want... Just do it.
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    No neuroscience required for my points. You learn something, it is stored somehow. That's the new connections I was talking about. The rest is flatout increasing your breadth of general knowledge, which can help you in surprising ways.

    I remember having the same attitude when I was in the uni. I did really well in programming, network, and other computer science related classes. I did poorly in other stuff like chemistry. I really regret that now, as there are so many fascinating things to learn even if irrelevant to my current situation in my current job.

    What I'm trying to say is that aversity to learn something can come back to bite you. Developers need to be able to learn a lot of things quickly their entire career, both technical knowledge to do the actual development, and domain knowledge to understand the business.

    Stick with it, get that degree, you won't regret it later even if it feels a bit shit and useless now.
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