No matter what the admissions booklets tell you, do not not take Geometry and Discrete Mathematics. Do not substitute algeo with data management, biology, or whatever it is the universities are letting you crazy kids take in place of it nowadays. I repeat, you must take Geometry and Discrete Math if you want to have a shot at surviving. Yes, your admissions average might be a bit lower, but you’ll thank your lucky stars once you’re in that first linear algebra lecture. Let’s just say it’s not a good idea to go into an engineering program and not know what vectors are.
I got mail from Software Engineering today which included basic information and stuff about courses and my real booklist with real ISBN numbers. Also included was a letter that I think is from my SE orientation leaders and it was written in markers. I guess engineers really can’t write.
Holy crap, I just noticed my team’s logo on the letter, Unstoppable Snails. It’s a picture of a snail with a knight’s helmet. And its shell has spikes. Like a morning star. Actually, now that I think about it, it looks like a whelk from FF6.
Given the odds, I’m quite surprised that I’m in Village 1 and that I’m in a double room with a roomie that I kind of know but not really. The fact that I have a double room means that I got my last choice, but the odds that I’d be in V1 were about 10:1, heavily in favour of REV, that place no one wants to go. Similarly, my odds of getting a single room vs double in V1 were about 10:1 as well.
Well, at least I’m in East 3, which is as close as I can get to my classes without being in UW Place.
I went in to Waterloo today to have a look at the residences before I decide which one we’re going to shoot for. Getting there in the morning wasn’t too bad. Not a lot of traffic, so we got there a few minutes after Everything Glorious finished, which is almost an hour and a half. Continue reading
You’ve been admitted to the University of Waterloo for fall 2006 in Honours Software Engineering, Co-op.