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Posted 14 December 2008 - 05:06 AM
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 09:33 AM
Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:17 AM
Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:36 AM
How in the world am I ever going to catch up with pal and martyr that way?
Read a fucking book. That's how I learned. College is just a formality. People who blame teachers for their failures will just continue to fail all though life.
This post has been edited by KYA: 14 December 2008 - 11:42 AM
Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:37 AM
The site is here to help teach, not simply to provide homework solutions.
Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:45 AM
And there are times where you do have a teacher like that which doesn't help and even the book they chose was really lame. It happens. Which it is why it is more important to find out what is expected on a question and on a test. Ask questions until the cows come home. Even if they don't answer them, everyone in the class asking questions will cause problems and the principle will see that.
Also if you are in university or college somewhere and you feel that you are not getting your moneys worth (and you have a LOT of the students in your class feeling the same way) go to the dean of their faculty and complain in mass. I have had to do this twice in my life and things changed drastically. When they realize their job is on the line they will change their ways by dumbing down the assignments a little or doing more research into their assignments so that they have better answers.
Teachers across the board are like this. Its just that in computer related fields where technology is moving very fast it is a lot more noticeable. IT is very much a put up or shut up field where those who try to BS their way through are often pointed out very quickly.
Do your best to learn on your own, use your text, if nothing else budges and you are still having trouble getting answers to questions about assignments then don't be afraid to take it to the next person up the chain of command.
Especially if you are paying for it. At that level colleges are working for you. This doesn't mean attack them but work with anyone you can to get the clarification problem solved. You have a right to learn something and have it explained to you.
Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:57 AM
EDIT: I don't mean to say that that everyone who's a teacher isn't smart .
This post has been edited by Louisda16th: 14 December 2008 - 11:58 AM
Posted 14 December 2008 - 12:25 PM
Like KYA said, read a book. Or for Og's sake search the internet. I wish the internet were as as well-populated when I was learning...you have no idea how much money I've spent on books.
You're not going to have a teacher there sitting with you by your desk when you get out into the real world. You're not going to take your little bit of programming knowledge you garnered from school, get a job, and sit in a comfort zone where the only things you'll ever have to do are things you covered in class. The software field changes constantly, and if you're unwilling and/or unable to keep up your end of the bargain by maintaining your skills through active education -- on your own -- then you should seek another field because chances are you're not going to make it.
Dude, at the rate you were going, you were bound to burn out!
How do you know that people were typing a thank you post, and then not submitting? Or are you being facetious?
Posted 14 December 2008 - 01:35 PM
This is where the internet is a useful thing.
There are plenty of tutorials available somewhere you just have to know where to look.
Yes, they ask for code, then someone posts the site policy, they post random code and say something like "How to make a game work over the networks" when the code they provided is hello world.
Posted 14 December 2008 - 02:09 PM
Posted 14 December 2008 - 02:57 PM
There was one person on here in the C++ section this weekend that was so desperate for help, I started to help out. Turns out that they are learning by having to use a PC in an Internet Cafe, mustn't own there own PC. They had been given Turbo C++ v1.1 to us for the course! No wonder they find it hard to learn considering what they have to learn with. However, I recall back in the 80's using Turbo C++.
Posted 14 December 2008 - 04:18 PM
People usually get stuck on the simple things more so than the harder logic. This is where asking question in forums and such are very important. I personally read almost every post on the language(C#) i am trying to learn because there might be something i learn from that post and that's why i am here.
My reason for posting is this, I know there are allot students(We are all students, no one knows it all) that post wanting the complete code without trying at it. I can see why allot of more advanced codes get mad at these type of people. Just reminder there are allot that are trying hard to learn that just need simple help to get over a hump.
FYI: I am not a student in any college just someone that loves to code and likes to learn new things.