**GarryB** on Sat May 02, 2015 4:19 am

I found with maths and physics I found things easier to apply them to things I found interesting.

For instance calculating ballistic paths of different real artillery shells, it also helped me remember which formula I needed to make different calculations.

In my final year for my degree in Info Science they changed from relational databases (RDB) to object oriented (Oracle), so we went from SQL to java and I really made the basic mistake in programming... don't get behind. Once you get behind that is it you just get further and further behind as the class learns new stuff and you are trying to learn the stuff they went over last week.

Anyway after just passing the paper in my fourth year most of the info papers required java and I wasn't really interested, so I took a 4th year paper on computer security, and a 4th year multimedia paper, which left me needing two more papers.

When I was in the third year they had a new networking paper which I took instead of a paper on Artifical Intelligence which I regretted as the new networking paper was new and not well organised.

So I took the AI paper in my fourth year but needed a 6 point paper for the first semester so I took Quantative Statistics (QUAN)... I like calculations and formulas but had trouble with the terminology and working out which formula to use when... Managed to get through four years with no fails...

In QUAN you are in a lecture theatre with 600 people, so it was pretty much a man or a woman reading out notes where you scribble examples on the notes provided and that is it... I would have preferred small classes, but most 100 level papers have large numbers of people so it is not practical.