Its All Go. Job, Exams and Coursework
Okay, it’s 00:34, and I’ve just finished revising for a module test tomorrow. Suddenly the nice slow paced start to life at university has sped up to a run, and things are starting to take off. I’ve got a job (that was advertised through an email to ECS students), and I’ve just applied for another job as well. Exams are just around the corner, and coursework marks from last term are imminent. I’ve also got living things to consider, like that I have to do shopping at some point, arrange to go home for a bit after my exams, and also most importantly, find a place to live next year! I really need to manage my time (better)!
As you can see things are really piling up. As a heads up for new computer science students, in your first semester you get exams in all the modules you do, except for INFO1010, which is a “Personal and Professional Development” module. To be honest at first glance, I wasn’t sure why this module was included for a CS student, but as time has gone on, it has been proving its merit. Particularly the assignment where we had to make a CV.
There are also weekly maths tests, in a self taught maths module. The module reflects mostly what is taught at A-level maths, but there are a few new things. The weekly tests are worth 20% of the module overall.
Then we’ve got the exams. From practical java programming exams, to theoretical discrete mathematics exams, I’ve got them all. At the moment it’s a very daunting thought that my exams start in just 4 days, and that in 11 days they’ll all be over..
There has been a terrific amount of support from the tutors at ECS for the exams. Lectures are officially not on, but most tutors still run revision lectures to teach people the course material. Also some inspirational emails from Eric Cooke, one of the lecturers at ECS, asking if we were ‘wise’, have helped to steer people towards the help they need to pass the exam.
I’ll keep you posted on how the exams went, and lets hope there’s cause for celebration when they’re all over!
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