This class was tough.
This is one of the most challenging courses you will take in perusing a civil engineering technology degree at RIT. It is a course you are required to take, but has an immense value as it teaches you to think of multiple solutions to a single problem and provides the foundation to many classes you will take afterword. The class helps you become the engineer you want to be.
This class taught me how to think. Before taking this class I would think that every problem i saw had one answer and one way to go about getting that solution. While taking this class I learned how there can be multiple ways of getting the correct answer to a problem. You can't describe how important that skill is as it will be used for the rest of your life.
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Advice for students:
It takes a lot of effort to succeed in this course. In order to get an A in this class you need to dedicate a lot of time each week to getting the homework assignments done. Its not just a matter of getting the right answer on the homework, in order to do well in the class you want to make sure that you fully understand the steps that lead to that answer. One way to go about doing this is to work with friends on homework and talk about the problems as you go through them. Doing that not only strengthens your knowledge on the subject, but helps create relationships that will help you throughout your collegiate career.