Efficiency of Overlap

  Yesterday in class I had a moment of clarity about the similarity between the two computer science classes I’m taking.  In Programming Languages, we built a Lexer and a Parser a couple weeks ago following an in depth discussion on them.  Currently in Systems Programming, I am once again creating a Parser.  However, this Parser is meant to teach us about combining multiple classes that we have already made.  In a sense, I am doing the same project but to a different level of depth and understanding.  This is just one example of the overlap I have seen between classes.  It is welcoming to have prior knowledge on a topic when it is being taught.  The greatest part is that each class has different objectives, which means that the topics do not seem redundant even though they are essentially the same thing.  I am hoping that Computer Science courses I take in the future will have the same level of synergy that the ones I am currently taking have.

-Maxwell Smith ’15

“The only thing we know for sure is that we know nothing at all”


About lumax15

My name is Maxwell S. Smith and I am getting dual degrees in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. I hail from Lebanon, PA which is about 15 minutes from Hershey Park and 40 minutes from Lancaster(Yes I have seen horse and buggies. No I am not Amish or Mennonite). As a person I like to work hard and play hard. I enjoy philosophy and deeper level thinking. Recreationally I enjoy doing things in nature like fishing and camping as well as playing video games. At Lehigh, I am involved with the local chapter of the ACM and I am a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. In the fraternity I am currently our steward and Web/PR chair. Junior spring and senior fall I aspire to be the president. Generally I balance my academic life with my social life well and enjoy life as a whole. My life motto: "The only thing we know for sure is that we know nothing at all"
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