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#1 DivideByZero  Icon User is offline

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How can I make the most out of my crappy degree?

Posted 13 April 2011 - 04:13 AM

I'm in a bit of a dilemma, I'm in the second year of my course which means I'm too far in to quit.
The problem is, I discovered that I wanted to be a programmer near the end of the first year because of one of the modules,
but all the other modules have nothing to do with programming at all.
So I don't want to quit, but I also want to be as prepared as a student doing a degree in computer science would be.
My question is, what are the essential topics I need to cover in my spare time that will make me a better programmer?
I always hear about calculus being one, but I have no idea what that is and how I would be able to find resources for it.
Are there any other topics an aspiring programmer must know?

Thank you for your time :)

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Re: How can I make the most out of my crappy degree?

Posted 13 April 2011 - 04:57 AM

And what is your current degree?
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Re: How can I make the most out of my crappy degree?

Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:39 AM

You don't know what Calculus is?

Go ask your math teacher. It's only one of the most critical forms of mathematics this side of the Renaissance.
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Re: How can I make the most out of my crappy degree?

Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:14 AM

MIT is always good for these sorts of things: http://www-math.mit....ulus_beginners/
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Re: How can I make the most out of my crappy degree?

Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:20 AM

What happened to this degree?

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I'm a second year games technology student (more specifically learning C#, XNA and C++).


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Im in the second year of my course which means I'm too far in to quit.

Trust me it's never too late to quit... even if you are in one of those "tar pit"-esque for-profit schools. Bail, save the cash, and do what you really want to do.

I am curious - is there information on the curriculum?
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