10 Powerful Tips: How to Prepare For Computer Science in High School

I have 10 powerful and practical tips or techniques to prepare for a computer science degree or exams. You would make your degree easy, valuable, and effective. You will learn Computer Science as a beginner.

10 Powerful Tips to Prepare For A Computer Science Degree
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10 Powerful tips: How to Prepare for a Computer Science Degree?
10 Powerful tips: How to Prepare for a Computer Science Degree? 

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    Look at Timespan of CS Degree

    Working according to the timespan of any goal is best practice. Popular websites have courses lists and topics in each course that will be helpful for you in preparation for your degree.

    How much the fixed timespan or duration of the degree is essential?

    We have the best techniques for CS Degree to maintain the timespan. But we should be familiar with our fixed timespan. A selected timespan is a time goal that is set by you.

    Two things about the duration of the degree,

    • First, we have the duration of degrees given by the department.
    • Second, we have fixed that degree on our own.

    Hence fixed timespan is very important for you.

    We don’t like to work to see the time but the efficiency of your work done. 


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    Your Mindset About Degree

    Clear your mindset about degree.
    Clear your mindset about your degree.

    Your best preparation does not depend on your knowledge. Because you may forget this with time. But the thing you need to focus on is your grip on topics.

    Your Degree has courses and designed content to be covered. Your focus is the main thing, and do what is essential for your CS degree.

    Now the point is to discuss your mindset about your Computer Science Degree.

    For this, you have options for you to choose a degree. Because The point should be clear in your mind to clear the fact. 

     

    I have discussed with old students of computer science about mindset and preparations. 

     

     And powerful mindset will show you the path on which you have to cover your journey.  Important! 

     

     Why are you too serious about success in computer science?

    You don’t need to be serious about success in computer science. But you should be focused on your powerful mindset about your career.


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    Work on Skills During the Degree

    Work on skills during the degree.
    Work on skills during the degree.

    You may have heard about competition between degrees and skills, and we can say that competition of Degrees vs Skills.

    I will say that we cannot compare them. Rather, I would like to say degree and skills (not degree vs skills). Fact!!!

    Anyway, This is not part of our discussion.

    When we talk about having skills with degree, it is a necessary part of our degree and life.

    CS Degree demands practical skills and ethics to work in computer science field.

    We can talk about it more. Our mission is to understand the point of working on skills. When you are doing a degree, it is essential.


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    Find People Already in Computer Science

    Find people already doing computer science.
    Find people already doing computer science.

    Some questions would arise in your mind like,

    • Why people involved in a CS Degree?
    • What if I were to prepare for CS on my own?
    • How can I get knowledge from people already in CS?

    All questions have one answer only.

    You are thinking about people’s discussions about CS topics. 

    You have to do your degree on your own. But people and connections can visualize your computer science knowledge, and they will tell you your mistakes.

    You can boost your knowledge by this. Because old knows the ups and downs.


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    Sort Topics, Do Them One by One

    Sort out topics and do them one by one.
    Sort out topics and do them one by one.

    Sorting out topics is a significant task, and you must perform it before starting the computer science degree.

    Sorting out is very essential part of Productivity!!!

    FACT: When you start from basics, and then you move forward. You can learn most of your syllabus quickly.

    The best sorting technique also tells that you should start from essential learning.

    You can cover your topics step by step with the flow. 

    The technique of sorting out topics and doing them one by one. It will save you time.

    And why sorting out with relevance is essential?


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    Find Relevancy in Topics.

    While preparing for a degree, find relevance in topics.
    While preparing for a degree, find relevancy in topics.

    If you have explored your courses to a degree. If you read details about topics in your system, e.g., Calculus-II.

    Then you should sort out the relevance of these topics. When you search, you will come across the topics and subtopics, and they are related and connected.

    For example, when you will see double integrals. 

    • You would learn about single integrals.
    • Basic knowledge to triple integrals and 
    • Concept of limit.

    Another example, when you read the introduction to C++, you would learn the basics of Objects and Classes.

    Objects and classes are the central part of OOP (object-oriented programming ). 

    It means you will learn the basics of other courses, i.e., OOP, from one course,e, i.e., Programming Fundamentals.

    How to Prepare / to Study Computer Architecture And Assembly Language like Learning from the Beginning?

    The computer architecture and assembly learning course is totally standing on the CPU model and components. Keep in mind about assembly language that you cannot understand until your basics are not clear. You have to prepare first all the basics of assembly language like models, stack, methods, jumps, etc. Then run programs and solve the problems in the assembly that you are facing. Computer Architecture is just theory.

    This is why you should learn by maintaining relevancy with courses and topics.


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    Keep Your Notebook (Believe, It Works)

    Keep your notebook with you and prepare by writing.
    Keep your notebook with you and prepare by writing.

    You have some basic knowledge of CS, and you have to prepare them by writing for more accuracy.

    For the best example, suppose you have to prepare for C++ programming. You will do the paperwork, and you will make a roadmap. Break it down into simple points. You write the main picture in your notebook.

    By doing that, the focus point will be remembered in your mind. 

    You can write more about that topic when you successfully remember focus points.


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    Do not Waste Time with a Weak Timetable

    Do not waste time in making a weak timetable.
    Do not waste time making a weak timetable.

    Being close with proper planning of things will boost your results.

    Make your timetable. Timetables are an essential part of efficient planning.

    See the best technique to follow the timetable is the Pomodoro Technique.

    Do You Know?

    The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system that encourages you to work with your time rather than against it. Using this method, you divide your day into 25-minute segments with 5-minute breaks in between. These intervals are called Pomodoros.

    The Question is, Why are We Learning Timetables?

    Because you can save your time by having a proper timetable.

    But when you observe, we waste our time making useless timetables mostly.

    We know that we cannot follow any hard timetable from day first. But still we are doing so with no reason.

    Therefore, you have to design according to life. You should follow the ethics of Time Management.

    Let’s discuss some rules!

    How do I increase Efficiency in my Timetable in Computer Science?

    I have discussed some practical rules or tips that can help you too much.
    1. Make clear that every timetable is not suitable for everyone.
    2. First, do not start making a timetable in the beginning.
    3. Visualize your minutes and hours of efficiency.
    4. Observe your timings of work.
    5. Do experiments on your productive time.
    6. Make a list of your priority tasks (use Eisenhower Matrix).
    7. When you find it efficient to study and spare time to play.
    8. Act upon your tasks consistently.
    9. Then you can schedule a timetable.
    10. It will become your habit.
    11. You will able to count your task on finger-tips.

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    Worthy Planning (More Work in Less Time).

    Worthy Planning for more work in less time.
    Worthy Planning for more work in less time.

    More work in less time is preferred. The method of best planning or scheduling is already discussed.

    This point is an extension of scheduling a timetable given already.

    You know the importance of effective planning

    It will make you able to work more in less time. I will explain the effectiveness of worthy planning with an example.

    For example, you have to do 5 essential tasks. You have a fixed time for each, and you will try your best to end it in time, and you might be successful.

    Worthy planning is planning that allows you to improve performance and quality.


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    Most Effective Technique: Visualization

    Most advanced technique: Preparing without books.
    Most advanced technique: Preparing without books.

    The learning of computer science from books is great effort but long term and time taking slow process. But when you look at the degree holders, They will find preparation for CS from books.

    You must study Computer Science in written form.

    But today, the researches (e.g. THE INFLUENCE OF VISUALIZATION STRATEGY ON READING COMPREHENSION ABILITY) tell us. Visualizing and writing have more potential than just reading and revising.

    You can prepare your topics in CS fields through videos lectures for visualize the concepts.

    You know, you can find the best resources like YouTube, and you will find there lengthy and short videos on same topic from different persons and teaching styles.

    Here you don’t need any traditional books (non-digital). Especially when we talk about computer science. If you need any book, you can find its digital version (so be careful while learning).

    Observe and make notes one by one. It will fast your learning.

    For any written content, you can read from websites and pdf

    For last, you can buy your books, and it is not forbidden.


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    FAQS

    This is a questions and answers section to briefly discuss how to prepare for a computer science degree.

    How to prepare for CS?

    You can Prepare for CS in 2023 with our top 10 tips.

    How much time to spend?

    2-5 hours daily, but it might be not enough for some students.

    Who can Prepare for CS?

    Everyone who has Computer Science interests and goals.

    Is a timetable must prepare for CS?

    Yes, But you need to follow some specific conditions.

    Are 4 weeks enough to prepare for CS exams?

    Yes, You need to prepare more relevant stuff to solve the exam, and you must overview all the essential topics to write something for each. You can do 50% to 80% even in this period with this technique.

    How revision is essential while learning computer skills?

    Computer skills are available everywhere, and you can approach any computer course. But practice and revision of particular skills you learned are essential.


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    Conclusion, (Tips for Preparations of CS)

    Preparing for a computer science degree is an exciting process. But your interest is involved here.

    I have 10 strong points to prepare for a CS Degree. Concluding points. I would like to that,

    You should prepare yourself by,

    • Learning the techniques, How to learn.
    • And How to Unlearn.
    • Overviewing your CS fields and syllabus.

    Prepare for exams:

    1. Read and research your daily work.
    2. Learn only one topic or related topics at a time. 
    3. To start the next work, rest for at least 5 minutes.
    4. Think theoretically, i.e., make flowcharts before writing programs.

    Hope I have concluded all the facts. Please share your opinion with me if you like my premium techniques.

    If you don’t like my point of view. Please guide Science Knowings with your valuable suggestions.

    Following the top 10 tips is the central theme for our discussion. 

    1. Work according to the timespan of degree.
    2. Clear your mindset about your degree.
    3. Work on skills during the degree.
    4. Find people already doing computer science.
    5. Sort out topics and do them one by one.
    6. While preparing for a degree, find relevancy in topics.
    7. Keep your notebook with you and prepare by writing.
    8. Do not waste time making a weak timetable.
    9. Worthy Planning for more work in less time.
    10. Most advanced technique: Preparing without books.


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