This weekend wiped me out. I’m here, barely. I’m sleepy as heck and I have my programming lab in a bit over an hour and even though I have my program designed, I have a big gap in one of the steps. I don’t know if it’s that it has not been covered at all or that he covered it while I was sick with flu.
While I like my professor, his teaching style is NOT meshing up with mine at all. I am getting increasingly frustrated with the class in that I don’t feel like we’re actually being taught things. I don’t understand how to do x y and z exactly, just vaguely. I met with him after class last week when an assignment he gave out put me on my ass.
I flat out told him I was lost and asked how to study. He sent me to CodingBat which is helpful-ish but isn’t really touching on what we’re touching on. He also suggested if I’m struggling I should perhaps buy the textbook which irritates me because
- It’s 96 dollars
- I just returned it because he said a textbook isn’t necessary
- Textbooks usually don’t help me either
I want to like this class so much but UGH. I’m just running into dead ends everywhere and it’s making me sad.
Anyways, the weekend was fun albeit exhausting. I don’t want another busy weekend for months. How was your weekend? What have you done when you and a professor aren’t matching up learning-wise?