Part 1 – Titles
1. Do you know how to use a computer?
2. Computer Science and the Problem with Schools Today
3. The Silent Computer Revolution
4. There are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary and those that don’t.
5. Computer Science: Read a bit.
6. Computer Science Education and the Virus in the School System
7. I Will Program You
8. Program Students to Think Differently
9. Programming is not part of the program.
10. Get with the Program
11. How Computer Science can Teach Students Creativity
12. No Future for You!
13. Learn Computer Science, become the Master of Your Domain\
Part 2 – Improving Paragraphs
As an overwhelmed science student at Dawson College, I’m always looking for ways to improve my efficiency and overall competence
(I feel like I relate to most people in that way). My favorite solution to getting homework done faster is not actually doing it. The catch, of course, is that I have to program my computer to do it for me. Although this doesn’t work for certain kinds of homework, the satisfaction of the procedure makes it all worthwhile: each time you teach your computer to do your homework, you learn something new about the work you’re ‘doing’, and you often gain a new appreciation for the course you’re working on. Programming computers has changed the way I think about my homework, and more importantly, it has motivated me to take an interest in it.
Computer science is also much “closer” to the average person than other science topics like math and physics. The ‘building blocks’ of programming, like simple decision-making ‘if’ conditions and loops, are extremely simple, making it very close to common sense. And the end goal of a computer program is usually very clear and commonly understood, as opposed to a math problem, where people may not even know what the answer means if they ever got around to figuring out how to solve it. When making a computer program, you usually know exactly what you want your program to do. Math or physics problems, on the other hand, are often quite abstract, and usually don’t mean much to the person that is solving them. In other words, most people know why computer programs are useful, but many people have trouble understanding the applications of math or physics problems. Computer science, then, is a course that could appeal to people that don’t usually enjoy science courses, and it trains logical reasoning and problem solving better than anything I’ve ever experienced in science courses in college.