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Lor-inc4680282dWhat courses do yo have problems with?
mathume99282dI struggled a lot with maths studies, especially while writing master thesis. After all, I appreciate today very much that I fought through it. (I might have preferred to become an athlete or physiotherapist but that's another thing haha)
I don't know your case. My friend at university converted almost everything from maths into coding. Not sure if you maybe can find time to apply subjects to programming.
Regarding not following classes, professors unfortunately weren't usually good "teachers" in my career. I found one good tutor, and talked a lot about studies with others. This can help a lot. Also, sometimes it's useful to research topics on your own. While they sometimes don't exactly match the subject they keep you interested and can help to connect the dots.
Not sure this helps?
dongerzone84282dI think it's important to highlight the difference between computer science and programming as studies and professions
cho-uc1269282d1st semester : coming to almost all classes
2nd semester : coming to only 50% of the classes
3rd semester (now) : only come to class once a week.
Despite all that, I still did all the exams and try to graduate on time (target: 5 semesters)
I spent my time studying by myself, therefore I still have the time to learn (many) sides of programming that are not covered in class.
I hate going to class, but I also realize that degree is important.
My advice is : Stay where you are, even if you only make a bare minimum to graduate.
Wolle500282dIt sounds very much how I felt in my second semester. The first three semester where pretty hard, and around half of the students dropped out. After that it got a lot easier and also more practical. I majored in physics and work now in IT as DevOps Engineer. I basically apply nothing of what I learned in uni but am still happy with my major. Hope this helps.
Nanos9612282dIsn't one of the key things about university that it's an ideal networking ground ?
eg. you get to know everyone. (Keep a database of details..)
So you can all help each other later on in life.
Or even whilst at university..
Life is very much, who you know, rather than what you know.
Though knowing stuff is a good thing !
Go forth and network.
karma10807282dPersevere, this is just a mid-study-crisis ... I had it too, most things I learned were by myself not at school
SparkyTD2672282dI feel the exact same way. For me the hardest part is learning fucking real analysis proofs and lemmas. I just simply cannot learn 50 pages worth of useless information. And yes, it is useless for a programmer and no one can convince me otherwise.