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Midterm Study Guide

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I have a midterm tomorrow and I need some help! I am not good at Java at all I have the worst teacher on the face of the earth! He tells not teaches! But can someone give me some pointers!! He said to focus on the following:

1) Coding (if/for/do/while/if/else/arrays)

2) Need to know how to create drivers, objects, classes, setters and getters, and Arrays

3) Flow Charting

4) Scanners and Strings
Dec 12 '06 #1
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DeMan
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1, 2, and 4 are all coding related, so you can either find an example in a book and try to identify different parts, or try to create a simple problem to solve. I often found that the problem was not so much in not understanding as not realising that I can understand. That is, if you can write a working Java program, you are probably using most of the programming constructs you talk about, so going through a program (even one you've made earlier this year) and trying to identify whee these constructs are used will help. I have also at times found it helpful to work through a code chunk and try to work out what it is doing and how. This helps me to realise that I can understand what (and how) is going on.

Flow Charting can be revised by trying to put everyday activities into a flow-chart.

It also helps for all these type of activities if you have a friend who is either also studying or has a reasonable understanding of what is going on. Discussion/argument can also help to highlight (in your own mind) what is going on (with the added bonus that he/she may be able to explain/clarify something you are not 100% sure on).
Dec 12 '06 #2

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Anyone else have some hints???
Dec 12 '06 #3

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If you have done previous programs I would go and look over those agian and note the certian things like making classes, if and for statements, and your system.outs and string lines. Really if you look over those and have been paying attention in class you should do good.
Dec 13 '06 #4

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If you have done previous programs I would go and look over those agian and note the certian things like making classes, if and for statements, and your system.outs and string lines. Really if you look over those and have been paying attention in class you should do good.
I have done a lot of programs but my teacher hands them back with just an X on them and doesnt say what is wrong with it, on my last assignment there were six projects and I got every one of them to work and when I got it back he gave me a fifty!
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I have done a lot of programs but my teacher hands them back with just an X on them and doesnt say what is wrong with it, on my last assignment there were six projects and I got every one of them to work and when I got it back he gave me a fifty!
Blaming your teacher won't get you anywhere. The teacher might have had his/her reasons depending on how you got your problems to work. If you have time and if your last projects included these things that you want to revise, you might want to post each one, one at a time and we can discuss them.
Dec 13 '06 #6

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I dont have any projects, I was just wondering if there were any helpful tips on how to remember what to put in a class or any of those other things.
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I dont have any projects, I was just wondering if there were any helpful tips on how to remember what to put in a class or any of those other things.
I thought you said your last assignment had six projects?
Dec 13 '06 #8

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I thought you said your last assignment had six projects?
My last one did...last week, I'm trying to study for my final for tomorrow.
Dec 13 '06 #9

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You can't really cram for programming like other courses. Believe me I have tried it. If you do get away with it in beginner classes, it will get tougher as you get into upper level courses. If you don't understand it conceptually, you wont get it when the test asks you to write out code on paper.

The best way is practice practice practice. Choose the topics that you are having a hard time with, and then try to write up some sample code in the time that you have.

For future studying, make sure to practice ahead of time.
Dec 13 '06 #10

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You can't really cram for programming like other courses. Believe me I have tried it. If you do get away with it in beginner classes, it will get tougher as you get into upper level courses. If you don't understand it conceptually, you wont get it when the test asks you to write out code on paper.

The best way is practice practice practice. Choose the topics that you are having a hard time with, and then try to write up some sample code in the time that you have.

For future studying, make sure to practice ahead of time.
KUB is right (and thanks KUB for the topic change). The only way we can help you now is to tell you to list the areas you feel you are not comfortable with and read tutorials on them or post the questions if you like.
Dec 13 '06 #11

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