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Always with the midterms!

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Whether you're a student or a course tutor, midterm-time is always busy-time. As a student, my main concern was of course to study my buns off and make sure I knew the material inside-out. As a tutor, not only do I need to know the material inside-out, I also need to help administrate the delivery and marking of the midterm, as well as host a few midterm-review sessions. (Psst. That's my excuse for the lack of activity lately. You can't argue with that! [grin])

The review sessions that I hosted on campus went really well. The second one went even better because I didn't make the same mistakes I had made on the first one, heh. [grin] The course covers a LOT of material in a small period of time, so it felt like things were rushed both times. Tonight is the midterm, so I'll be proctoring for a good couple of hours. Monday all-day is marking, which promises to be a long (and fun) day. [smile]

If you're curious about this enigmatic course that I'm describing, take a gander at it. It's sort of an 'intro to compilers and formal languages' course. The pace is pretty accelerated, but the stuff you learn makes it a real blast. You actually end up writing a real compiler for a 'real' C-like language on the MIPS processor by the end of the course, which is utterly awesome. If you're at the stage in life where you're considering which university to go to, think long and hard about Waterloo!
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Original post by HopeDaggerThe review sessions that I hosted on campus went really well. The second one went even better because I didn't make the same mistakes I had made on the first one, heh. [grin] The course covers a LOT of material in a small period of time, so it felt like things were rushed both times. Tonight is the midterm, so I'll be proctoring for a good couple of hours. Monday all-day is marking, which promises to be a long (and fun) day. [smile]


Yeah, you better smile! We used to have to mark the exams the same night [tears]

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Yeah, you better smile! We used to have to mark the exams the same night [tears]


That's inhuman! Even between nine of us, I can't see us getting through all ~300 exams in less than 7 hours. [grin]

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Yeah, you better smile! We used to have to mark the exams the same night [tears]


That's inhuman! Even between nine of us, I can't see us getting through all ~300 exams in less than 7 hours. [grin]

Plus you miss out on the perk of an all-day marking session - sometimes you get a free lunch!

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