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Anonymous asked: Hi, do you think it would be recommended to send an email to the Chemistry department about Chem 233 (Late April – before course starts)? Because Hebb 100 is maxed out at 375 seats + with the waiting list being at 157 students, I do not think they can fit more people in that room by adding anymore seats. :(
I wouldn’t really do that as I’m sure the people responsible for course registrations will be tracking those numbers carefully and will make decisions based on their resources!
Anonymous asked: Is it better to retake a course after I failed it- or should I just not bother taking it again?
I would only take it again if it’s required for my degree or if I really enjoyed the subject and know that I can do better.
Anonymous asked: Do you know if a section is full in the summer, has a department open a new class in the past? (Eg. Looking at Chem 233 right now... it's a mess)
Normally not another class (it can happen though), but if they see that the waitlist if filling up, they generally add more seats! I would definitely register on the waitlist!
Anonymous asked: Hi I was just wondering if you think it's too much work to do CHEM 233 and CHEM 235 in one term during the summer?
It might be a little too much as Chem 233 is pretty tough! However, Chem 235 requires less prep than Chem 121/123, so you can decide using that factor.
Anonymous asked: As someone who is interested in taking CAPS 390/391 during the summer, how doable is taking both of them during the same summer term? Was it too overwhelming? Should I do only one of them or both of them?
I would not recommend doing both at the same time, the amount of detail you are expected to know for 391 is astounding. These two courses, unlike other ones where you have to apply your knowledge, requires that you memorize hundreds of terms and this can get overwhelming! I liked 390 more than 391, but only because 390 seemed to have less to memorize haha.
Anonymous asked: did u watch the oscars?
Nope, I’m not a big fan of award shows.
Anonymous asked: Hi I was thinking about maybe becoming a research assistant in second year, but do you have any idea how I can go about doing this?
Look up your professors’ profiles and see if they do research, read about their research and decide if it sounds interesting to you. Or look through certain departments and see what sort of research is going on.
Contact the professors with research that sounds interesting to you and explain why you want to help, what you’re interested in etc.
Anonymous asked: Hi! So I stumbled upon your blog and saw that you were interested in Comp Sci ... I was considering doing a Combined major in Bio/CPSC - do you know anything about it? How much background of CPSC do you need to succeed if you've never actually taken a comp sci course before? Was CPSC 110 difficult, because I've heard horror stories about it..
Sorry, I don’t know anything about it, aside from that it’s great for anyone wanting to go into Bioinformatics or Computational Biology!
I haven’t taken CPSC 110 yet, but all of my friends who have said it wasn’t too bad, I’m taking 301 right now.
Anonymous asked: When do I pay my summer registration deposit? My SSC doesn't show any fees due.
The deposit should be on your SSC under “Finances”! There might not be an alert yet so you have to read through that table to see if it’s there!