• Easy Steps for Learning a New Programming Language

    Admission to a graduate program at Seattle University College of Science and Engineering requires a working knowledge of at least one programming language, but if you’re worried that your fluency is not up to the appropriate level, mastering the knowledge can be easier than you think. Prepare for success in your graduate degree program with these steps for learning a programming language.

    Don’t Cram

    Although it may be tempting to try to have long study sessions, you will experience diminishing returns. The best way to really learn a programming language is to have multiple, short study sessions. You will retain the information more easily and really be ready to build on it. If you must have a long study session, be sure to take multiple breaks to clear your mind.

    Focus on Reviewing

    Once you understand a particular subject, don’t cross it off your list and keep moving. Spend a good deal of your study time on reviewing. No matter who clearly you understand a particular part of the programming language you are learning, you will simply forget some of that knowledge if you only study it once. To truly master the language, you will need extensive reviewing time to commit it to memory. As part of your reviewing process, try actively practicing the concepts. Instead of simply passively reading something over and over, try applying the concept by actually using the language. This will help you learn and deepen your understanding of the topic.

    Try Teaching

    One way to determine how well you understand a topic is try teaching it to others. You don’t have to force your friends to listen to your lessons. Lead a pretend session at home and see if you are able to teach what you’ve learned confidently. If you can’t, then you need more practice with that topic.

    Could a graduate degree in computer science or software engineering at Seattle University College of Science and Engineering be right for you? Our admissions team is here to answer your questions and find the right pathway to your graduate education. Learn more about graduate degrees in Seattle by calling (888) 457-5227.

  • Successful Group Study Tips at Our Campus Library

    Our group study rooms are one of the resources we offer our students at the Seattle University College of Science and Engineering. These rooms are open during library hours to all students and faculty, as well as members of the community who have formed study groups. You can book a study room online in advance. If you want to make the most of your study time, be sure to come fully prepared, with all your materials in hand. Your time is limited, so you may want to draw up a list of the study areas you want to make sure to cover. Remember that these rooms are designed to be conducive to group study—if you think that studying alone would be more productive, you can use one of the library cubicles. If you need to watch a video, make sure that you use one of the appropriate rooms. Finally, leave yourself enough time at the end of your allotted study period to clean up after yourself and clear the whiteboard.

    If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the world of computer technology, you may find the answers you’re looking for at the Seattle University College of Science and Engineering. Contact us today at (888) 457-5227 for more information about our graduate programs in Seattle.

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