This week we finished up our discussion of Python Data Structures and we were introduced to Project 4 and it necessitates more usage and a deeper understanding of classes. I'm so very happy that I setup my partner situation much earlier this time around. Working with project partners has been a great experience for me in general and especially in this class.
In our data structure lectures and quizzes, I've noticed a very specific trend in Professor Downing's approach. He will introduce the concept, write code, give us about 10 minutes in class to write more pieces of code, and quiz us the next class period by asking us to write more code. The quizzes aren't your typical "regurgitate this and regurgitate that" type of assessment. Instead, we must understand the concept enough to know how to manipulate the code. Thinking all the way back to Exam 1, I can say this method of testing should basically be expected if you (my wonderful reader) decide to take a course with Professor Downing. Absolutely do not expect to be asked to simply re-write what you go over in class. It's essential that you (we) internalize the class concepts to a point where we can take it to next level when asked to on quizzes and exams. Exam 2 will be so much "fun".... (sigh) :)
Next up: a look at recursion! It's amazing to think that there are less than five weeks and only one project left!
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