I’ve been neglecting you, I know.
Let’s see, CS180 is, unfortunately, a killer. The professor, though very likable, makes the class difficult to digest. The good news is that I have some very good friends in the class and we help each other. The bummer about upper division CS classes is that all the fantastic, fantasy tutoring support from the engineering honor societies is unfortunately better suited for the lower division classes than the upper division classes. In other words, you’re really much more on your own with these classes, if only because not as many people have taken them vs. the lower div classes.
My communications studies class has a very interesting curriculum. The students revise the syllabus, create the exam questions, and choose from a long list of student-created projects to fulfill part of our “points requirement”. It’s a nice relief from classes that give you little idea about how you’ll need to perform on exams.
I tripled-up on Econ office hours and discussions and have been hammering practice exams in order to overcome that “perfect fucking storm”, disasterous midterm I took for the class. I think I should be OK for the final and hopefully that will be enough to leave me with a a close-to-respectable grade in that class.
So, I’m looking forward to the quarter finishing, but I first have an intense 9 days of studying ahead of me before finals.
Leave it all on the table.
Go hard or go home.