CS373 Fall 2020: Anwesha Roy
What did you do this past week?
I spent this past week continuing to get acquainted to my classes this semester. I also decided to buy a sewing kit, because I wanted to try a new hobby.
What’s in your way?
I found it more difficult than usual to focus on my schoolwork this week, so I wasn’t as productive as I wanted. Luckily, my workload wasn’t too overwhelming, and I believe I can catch up easily.
What will you do next week?
I will focus on checking more things off my to-do list and try to keep a sense of balance in my life as school starts to get busier. I want to finish Project 1 by the end of the week.
What was your experience of assertions, unit tests, and coverage?
These topics are familiar to me, but I’m glad I was able to review them in detail this week in class. I realized I don’t use pre-conditions and post-conditions nearly as much as I should, so I’ll definitely be making use of them in future projects.
How are you doing and holding up? What’s been most helpful for you in terms of support at this time?
I’m doing well this week. I live with college students that lead a similar lifestyle to mine, and it is nice to have them to talk to. Not to mention, I enjoy writing this weekly blog and honestly noting the progress I have made and the goals I have yet to achieve.
What made you happy this week?
I liked the rainy weather this week in Austin. When I’m stuck inside, the rain and thunder noises outside are comforting to listen to, especially when I’m studying. I also baked chocolate chip cookies and felt instant happiness as soon as they came out of the oven.
What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
I have two for the price of one. Firstly, don’t forget to breaks when you’re working! It’s easy to spend hours behind a computer, frustrated with your current project, but I find that working for a set amount of time each day and then getting some fresh air fuels productivity and happiness. My second tip is that if you’re in WiCS, consider joining the corporate and graduate mentorship program! It’s always a good thing to have someone with industry experience to ask questions and learn from.