had something that you actually enjoyed be ruined by someone? That is how I feel about Programming. In the beginning I actually enjoyed this class. To a degree I still do. However, my Professor is “less than helpful”. I am putting that nicely… what I really wanted to say isn’t very PC.
Last week we were going over functions. The functions I understood. However I didn’t understand what the homework was… to write functions or to write programs with functions. I did both. I asked for help before I decided to submit both, but the response I got made no sense. I was sitting there reading her response over and over like, did this woman fall out the handicap door on the short bus? She gave me a 50% on that assignment because she “shouldn’t have to look for the answer to the question”. Really bitch? I asked you what you wanted you chose to speak in Haiku’s instead of answer the friggin question. Anyway, I let it go.
This week we are doing array’s. I asked a friend I met back in Colorado for help. My teacher is “less than helpful” and this person has some coding experience so there ya go. They introduced me to a variable that isn’t in our book called swap. That helped me get a function to work backward and forward so I was very happy about that. However I can just imagine what she will do to my score when she sees it. Like I said, it’s not in our book. I turned it in any way. I’ll deal with the fall out later.
I was resistant to this class, but I grew to enjoy it. Enjoyment can only go so far when you are frustrated not only by the work but by the instructor. My Networking teachers weren’t a laugh a minute but they knew what they were doing. Well mostly. This woman offended me off top when I told her I wasn’t a programming student but a networking student, by saying I’d do better if I were a programming student because networkers aren’t broad enough in their knowledge. Then when I have asked for help she let me flounder and seemed to take enjoyment from my failure.
6 more weeks people… 6 more weeks.
My grade is currently a 92.65%. Last week I decided I would be okay if this class shattered my perfect 4.0 GPA. If I walk away with a B… I’d be okay with that. I’m on my own for the most part and getting very little help. The teacher is useless and I checked with the school, online tutoring is not an option. So yeah… I’d survive a B if it came to that.
Have you ever enjoyed something that someone ruined for you?