• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

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    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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Academic Planning

CSS is great and there’s so much to learn during your time here that one might feel quite overwhelmed by it all, and if you are anything like me, you will start scouring around looking for all, and any, resources to get you started or  point you in the right direction to excellence. Once you become a CSS student, you are assigned an advisor through a magic sorting hat (just kidding – well Tower Hall is dubbed Hogwarts so this statement might be true to an extent!) and your job is pretty much to utilize that resource, among others, in order to steer yourself on the right path to graduation (that’s the goal eventually, even if you start your own Facebook or company in a garage or dorm room and drop out).

There are some things that you have to take a lead on, since we are talking about your own education here, and one of those things is called planning. Once you have your Cor account, you can login and navigate to a tab titled “Student” and under that, there’s a section called Academic Planning which is by far my favorite. It has links to schemas, schedules, and other useful resources that will make your life easier. I often check these to make sure I am taking the right courses each semester and find out if there are opportunities to take on extra courses (usually 0, 1, or 2 credits). The schemas help me to figure out what classes to take and during what semester. As you can probably guess, I have all the courses I need to graduate written down somewhere and all I need to do is to take them, survive, and make it to graduation.

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