4 Reasons Taking A Compter Science Course Is Actually Pretty Cool

4 Reasons Taking A Compter Science Course Is Actually Pretty Cool

It will benefit you in the future.

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When I discovered that I had to take two computer science courses for my minor, I immediately freaked out. I had never taken a course that involved anything computer coding related before. I was super scared that I would have no idea what I was doing and I would be surrounded by a whole bunch of people who did. I thought that it was going to be too complex for my brain to handle — but as time went on, I found myself actually enjoying the class. Surprisingly, I was understanding the material and the lingo fairly well. It went from a class which I dreaded, to a class which I loved attending. I began to actually have fun. From designing your own webpage to snooping on others', here are 4 reasons why taking a computer science course is actually pretty cool.

1. You learn how to create web-pages

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Have you ever wanted to create your own webpage? Take a computer science course, and you might find out how to do just that. You can literally create a webpage for anything. Your favorite band, favorite book, a personal blog, and even a portfolio of your work. It's super beneficial and something fun to do in your free time.

2. You learn a lot about the internet

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Before taking a computer science course, the prospect of knowing the history of the internet never interested me; but after learning so much about it, I'm glad that I did. The history of the internet is so interesting, as well as the technology and mechanics that go along with it. You also learn how to protect yourself from viruses and real-life invaders, something that is not only cool, but also keeps you safe.

3. It'll benefit you in the future

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Computer scientists are one of the most sought-after careers. Almost every company or workplace needs them. Just understanding even a little bit about computers and how they work will be a great benefit when applying for jobs. With computers and technology only growing stronger every day, knowing how their systems work and how to manipulate them is an amazing asset to have.

4. You can see how others create their own pages

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Don't worry, this is legal — if you do it in a legal way of course. But the cool thing about understanding coding and machines is that you know the same stuff that others do too. This means that if you want, you can totally look at a web-page you admire, click a few buttons, and bam, you can discover the exact coding that they used to create it. It's super cool and very helpful when studying or trying to find out how to insert something into your own code. But always remember that it's okay to get inspiration from someone else's work, but it's never okay to copy it exactly and put your name on it — now that's illegal.

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Every Time I See A College Tour Group Walk By I Just Want to Scream 'It's a TRAAAPP!'

The tour guide is good - they're just a liar.
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It's officially that time of year - anywhere you walk on campus, there's bound to be a gaggle of parents and befuddled high school students winding their way through building after building. In front of them stands an overenthusiastic tour guide, spouting off statistics about the school so fast they'll make your head spin.

Unfortunately, what the tour guide says doesn't exactly line up with what goes on at the school. Oh, the things we students wish we could shout out to the parents as they pass by.

1. "You'll get sick of the dining!"

It may look like there's something new to eat every single day, but by the end of the semester, you'll be sick of everything except the things closest at home.

2. "I'm only here for the free t-shirts!"

Seriously.

3. "IT'S A TRAP!"

Seriously, part two. You get two of three things: a social life, sleep, or good grades. Whoever said you could have all three is lying.

4. "Welcome to the real world, suckers!"

It's got confrontation, taking care of yourself, and formal emails. (Which, of course, your professor will respond with 'k thnx bai' sent from their iPhone.)

5. "Say goodbye to sleep!"

There are three types of people on campus: tea drinkers, coffee drinkers, and people with energy drinks running through their veins.

6. "THE MODEL DORM IS A LIE!"

Check all of your housing options before you move in. The dorm they're showing you might be the worst housing area on campus.

7. "THE FINANCIAL AID IS A LIE!"

You're getting squat. Free tuition? Try the tune of $13k a year. Or more. Depending.

8. "The library is NOT the best study place."

Depending on your major, there are several places for you to study that aren't the library.

9. "The health center sucks!"

True fact: word through the grapevine is that someone once got antibiotics for a sprained ankle.You may as well sell that leg on the black market to cover the costs.

10. "Believe the roommate horror stories!"

All random roommates are horrible unless proven otherwise. (But be wary of everyone.)

11. "SI (student instructor) sessions are useless."

You will learn nothing . Chances are you'll end up correcting the instructor.

12. "The freshman fifteen is optional."

Some people don't gain it at all, and some people really gain it. It's up to you.

13. "You'll need a car!!"

If, for some reason you can't pay for the overpriced parking pass, find a friend who can.

14. "Hookup culture is real!"

But it's not for everyone. Just because everyone is doing it doesn't mean you have to.

15. "Campus jobs are a myth!"

Campus job? What's a campus job? Do you have work-study? No? No job for you. Have you tried the local coffee shop?

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