So, I'm starting my BSC-computer science program in the fall

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  1. thunder

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    Anyone have any suggestions for types of things I should do in the summer to prepare myself, so I'm not too dumbfounded when I get there?

    Also, DAVAN, if you're here today, I could really use the phone number of the computer science head office.
     
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    nm, I found the phone number.. no one ever answers there. :(
     
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    Drink. Seriously.
     
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    wow, i thought you would be some kind of a hooker or som type of a slut for pay?
     
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    weren't you having trouble formatting computers? WOW, good luck with the CS degree
     
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    Lots of people go in with shitty computer experience... first year CS is a joke anyways, you rarely see a PC... if you can listen to someone talk and remember it, your gold.
     
  9. thunder

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    I havent taken any kind of courses nor studied anything computer related, ever.

    I'm taking this program because well, for one, it interests me. Its something I havent really done before and I kind of find that exciting. Something fresh, ya know? Plus I love computers, and anything that anyone has taught me I've picked up on really quickly.

    I wasnt born with 100% of the knowledge of computers tho :rolleyes: Or else I wouldnt be taking the program, now would I?
     
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    I do much better when I read things for myself. I dont pick up on things too quickly when they are only spoken to me, I guess because I'm a damn shitty listener.

    When I read shit I do much better :shrug:
     
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    Know any programming? good at linear thinking?

    If not try to learn somehting basic over the summer, all languages use the same theory pretty much, once you know one... just need to learn the syntax for the others (sorta). Give C a whirl, it will get you thinking.
     
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    C is a good starter language. It's a good foundation to work with.
     
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    C is definitely a good starting place. Unless you wanna go old school and learn some Turbo Pascal...hahaha :lol:

    I learned that in High School and found it a bit easier learning C+ and Visual Basic in University..

    If you wanna go big or go home..Learn Java or start to learn it on your own...once you know Java you wont have a problem learning anything else.
     
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    Yeah, I went to the advising session today. We learn C++ in the introductory to computer science course you take first semester. Should I bother reading up and playing with it and stuff? Or will I be fine going into it blind?

    I also have to take linear algebra and calculus my first semester.

    Should be a fun first semesteer......
     
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    Oh.. and in the 30-40 people there, I was the only chick 8) This is gonna be fuuuuuun.
     
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    neither calc or linear are hard, but linear is sooo repative and drawn out... BUT, it does make perfect sence if you are a computer, it basically just shows you how to do things the long way (how to program it)
     
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    Where did you take CS that you barely saw a computer in 1st year? Granted 1st year is the least intensive of them all but you still gotta do alot of hands on, alleast when I took it at Dal but that was a ong time ago.
     
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    C or Java will be your first languages depending on hwere you take it. Read up on those
     
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    buy a laptop.
     

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