Should I go into Computer Science?
*PLEASE READ ALL, I tried to keep as short as possible. I've been learning C++ about 3 weeks and I can say I know all the basics. I dont know a lot of shortcuts yet though, for example if I wanted to make words come up one after another I would do: cout << "H"; Sleep(100); cout << "e"; Sleep(100); to spell out "Hello". I know theres a way to do it shorter instead of writing long code like that, but haven't learned those shortcuts yet. I know how to do if statements, if else, if else if, if else if do while, while, for loops, etc etc. I know arrays, float/double (basically same thing), int, char [all variables]. You get the point, I understand the beginner things. Here is my first ever program made if you wanna see where I'm at. Everything in this quiz game was made from my knowledge alone, no copy/paste or anything like that. Link here: http://pastebin.com/xew9txp4 So to my question.. basically I want to get a degree in Computer Science. I cant think of anything else in this world to do.. I'm a real hopeless type of guy. I don't want a normal job sitting in an office all day or emptying boxes at UPS or some **** doing useless ****. I want a CAREER where I do something and never stop "leveling up" until like 30 years later, if you know what I mean. The problem is, I keep hearing about rigorous maths in Computer Science... Don't get me wrong, I'm not bad with numbers, I'm actually really good with numbers and math in general, its just that since geometry I've had bad grade in math because my teachers didn't teach, they just 'kinda did the problem and expected us to know what they were doing and be able to do it, so I just gave up in a way and since like 10th grade (senior now), I've told myself I suck at math.. which isn't really the case, just haven't been taught too well. So my math skills from like algerbra 2, trig, are very bad and I remember little to nothing.. 1.Is that going to affect me in a BIG way in college? 2.Will it be so hard that I would want to not do it anymore, or will it be decent enough that I can fight through it as long as I maybe learn on my own sometimes or something? 3.I don't necessarily want to be game developer because I know you need to be advanced in math for that, but is like a regular computer programmer job just as math involved? 4.Based on my learning rate (the program I made, in the link above, after just 2-3 weeks of learning from youtube vids), do you think the programming itself will be fairly easy for me, and I'll just focus on math more than actual programming, or will that be WAY more harder? ***If you read all of this, and answer all the questions, I really appreciate it, because this is my future right here. I take it really seriously and I don't which direction to go here so I need advice***
Asked By: Devious Minds - 12/11/2012
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1) Yes. Typical colleges nowadays expect you to have taken and passed a pre-calculus level class, so that if you haven't already, you can start learning calculus. If your math skills in algebra 2 and trigonometry are as weak as you say, then you'll need to take remedial classes and spend more time getting your degree... More
Answered By: Empire539 - 12/11/2012
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>I know theres a way to do it shorter instead of writing long code like that, but haven't learned those shortcuts yet... More
Answered By: green meklar - 12/12/2012
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