My experience with programming at university

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I did a few computer courses at university. I passed them but they were beginner courses or created for biology and chemistry students to try computer science.

When I took a real computer science course in 2nd semester, I was overwhelmed by the theory and abstract thinking.

I thought I had enough experience with computers but sadly I found myself dropping out.

The other computer science students were real ‘computer people’ when I compared myself to them. I just had some beginner computer knowledge.

I could not dedicate myself to learn and do all the assignments and study. I was distraught that I could not concentrate and do the work. I hit a wall.

I left and went to work thinking I could not do computer science.

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