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Four Things I Learned from Studying Computer Science.

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Computer Science may appear to be a dry degree at first glance. Most people assume it to be heavy on math and theory, which it is to some extent. Having said that, there are a number of things I’d want to share with you that I’ve learned both in and out of the classroom.

1. Problem Solving

To better comprehend theories in Computer Science, we often break them down or even analogize them to something in the real world. We also break down our programming difficulties into manageable chunks and code them one at a time. However, it does not end with the solution. We must also make sure to indent and remark our code so that anyone who reads it may more quickly digest it and understand how each piece of code works.

Essentially, computer science is the study of how to break down larger objects into smaller ones. This has aided me in my daily life because the course has strengthened my analytical skills. I am better qualified to discern the underlying causes of problems and to identify people’s blind spots. This has aided me in resolving problems and confrontations with others, as well as assisting others in understanding the truth of their position. I can also see how having clarity in my language while speaking with others is important since it eliminates misunderstandings and animosity.

 

2. Teamwork

Being a Computer Science student entails a lot of group tasks. Working as part of a group isn’t always easy because you don’t always get the individuals you want or can get along with. Some people and their personalities may even irritate you. Some of them may have nothing in common with you. Regardless, as someone who has worked on multiple group projects, I can attest to the value of compromise and the ability to communicate without allowing emotions to control your actions.

These projects have taught me to respect my classmates and their various strengths, as well as to accept our differences in order to work together for the project’s success. My school selects our teammates to demonstrate how, just like in the real world, we must learn to collaborate with people who come from very different backgrounds than our own. Being unable to get along with someone is no excuse for mistreating them or gossiping about them. Everyone is entitled to be respected.

 

3. Time Management

Anyone who has ever coded can attest to the fact that it takes a long time. Things don’t always go as planned, and there’s still a lot of debugging to be done even after you’ve finished coding. There’s also no way to predict which defects you’ll encounter in your program or how long it will take to fix them.

Being aware of all of this has aided me in being a better planner and time manager. In order to make my deadlines, I learned to factor in time for unanticipated complications in all of my work. I also learned how to better manage my energy and time so that I could be more effective. For example, I know that I am more productive at night, so I set aside more time at night to study and rewrite. This has caused a change in my lifestyle, and I am now significantly more organized than I was before taking this course.

 

4. Resourcefulness

Many of our ideas aren’t truly original. Even movie plots and book plots have been reused numerous times. The same holds true when it comes to coding. Any program concept you have has almost certainly previously been coded by someone else. This makes coders’ jobs easier by allowing them to refer to other people’s codes when they get stuck.

As a Computer Science student, I’ve looked at a lot of code, mostly from my professors, classmates, and the internet. As a result, I’ve got to figure out where I can get what kind of code and how I can adapt it to my needs. We must also cite our sources, and plagiarism is prohibited, so learning to be resourceful by obtaining code from reliable sources and flexible by understanding what adjustments to make is essential.

 

Conclusion

Computer Science is unquestionably a discipline from which one can expect to gain a great deal of knowledge. I’m delighted I learned so much outside of the classroom, from problem-solving to be more resourceful. These were certainly surprising takeaways since I had expected Computer Science to mostly teach me how to code, but it did so much more.

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