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Academic Awesomeness Ahead

Today, I had my first EDA110 lecture.  EDA110 is equivalent to the cs course at waterloo that’s notorious for being every cs student’s lowest mark.  In the lecture, we learned three sorting algorithms that I learned in grade 11. We then analyzed their efficiency, which I did a year or two ago. We also got the marking scheme for the course, which says that we we have to either pass the combined marks of the assignments and the exams or pass the exam. Also, if you fail your final exam, you get to rewrite it.  Twice.

Best. Term. Ever.


5 Comments so far

  1. Mehrdad August 28th, 2006 2:07 pm

    Good luck man. I heard that Lund is pretty cool :), I suggest other students of Waterloo take 350 and 341 in Lund. It is a big big mistake to take them in UW. UW ruins our lifes.

  2. Swinger August 28th, 2006 4:01 pm

    Can you not be a paid T.A for the course and then write the exam and do the assignment at the same time. If the university will not pay you- act as a paid tutor to the other students. You know work expands to the time allotted – this means that if the course is too easy for you you will not allot time for preparation and you will fail. You will have to stay in Sweden until you pass – what a shame.

  3. Singer August 28th, 2006 10:48 pm

    Sounds like there might be time for singing in there somewhere. Keep looking for those choirs little buddy.

  4. Captain Bee August 28th, 2006 11:30 pm

    Sounds like a PURE bird course. Kill it!

  5. Alex August 29th, 2006 1:11 am

    TAing the course might be a bit tricky, since I’d probably have a tough time responding to questions that begin and end with “bork?”

    There might indeed. That being said, I just spoke to a buddy of mine from waterloo who spent the last week touring around europe. Italy, switzerland, germany, the works. It’s not a bad idea.

    The only sad part about this bird course is that the mark I get won’t actually be visible on the transcript, just a pass/fail. Oh well.

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