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pandasama
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I find it odd that so many people find CS easy and spend so much time outside while still scoring well. I struggled a lot in my first and second years and finally adjusted to the amount of studying I needed to do in the third, and finally performed well.

I'd like to ask, do most CS people find their bachelor degrees very easy?

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    From my experience people who started doing it a few years before they started their bachelor find it way more easy then the others. People with a great knowledge of Maths are also more likely to find it easier.

    And then there is some people who seem to have it really easy but doing things outside of school exercises are not going that well at all.
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    I feel you. I had a hard time managing the studying and my part time jobs.

    No it's not easy for me. My school knowledge was barely enough and haven't helped me much to be honest. I struggled a lot with the work load and the mathematical and theoretical side of CS. I performed better however when I managed to get through all the basic subjects and got to the ones where I can select what I want to learn.

    Focusing on AI and robotics.

    It is still hard for me, but on the other hand it is also kind of my thing, so gotta keep going ^^'
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    Because CS is one of those many things that get easier the more you do it. That's also why I think a lot of my classmates struggle with t it. 3 hours and one hour of break time isn't enough.

    Keep on fighting and asking questions, then it'll click 🤘
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    For me their was a sort of penny drop moment where it all just started to make sense but I'm with you my first year was freaking hard!
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    @hasu I got to select what I could study in my third year too! That's basically one of the reasons I managed to do well
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    I am currently at the end of my second year at college and i'm doing an apprenticeship in programming alongside.

    I never had problems at learning or doing something in CS. I did CS before in school and it became my hobby way earlier then that.
    Maybe it's because I have fun in doing and learn stuff related to that and i barely see my work or college as "work" rather another way to do my hobby and learn new things
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    @Denrage ah yeah I've been trying to get that form of interest in programming too, but during my internship I had to do networking related stuff that I really wasn't interested in, so I did struggle quite a bit and it essentially became work.
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    @pandasama You have everywhere something you don't like and that can be frustrating.

    I had electrical engineering in school and it was quite interesting but i didn't understand very much.
    That demotivated me alot and i only got through there with training and asking questions.
    I won't do something like that anymore if i need to write tests or exams about it.

    Many people also misunderstand CS in college or university. It's not about one topic like programming. That's more common in everyday work.
    They want you to learn about the fundamentals of CS, how things works and connected. That makes it very theoretical and is really not for everyone.
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    It depends on your preliminary level of exposure to CS really. When I followed the networking classes in my former school (which I dropped out of due to allegations of me "hexxoring their servers" which is BS) I already had multiple years of experience with stuff such as Linux, networking, security etc. So during the classes I didn't even really have to pay attention that much. Most of the time I was just dicking around with my servers, writing some code or whatever. Still got good grades, and was pretty much the class mascot despite my lack of attention :3
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    @S-Homles see, here's the thing, you might not be bad at maths but rather you might be bad at numbers.

    If maths teachers didn't focus as much on the numbers but on the process, maths in school would be much nicer
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