The Course Text

Each class session has a set of required readings that you should complete before doing anything else. It also allows you to ask questions prior to moving on! With that said, think of the text as a reference, in that

  • it contains a lot of stuff that you may use but probably won’t right now, and
  • it gives you a basis to ask intelligent questions.

So you should absolutely read it to get a basis but in the long run, you will learn more from this course by doing.

The Course Nontext

Many of us are visual learners with me included, so a lot of what I provide outside of the text is visually based. Resources such as presentations, videos, visualizations, walkthroughs, etc. take a lot of time to construct so please take some time to go through them. Are they Hollywood? No because I’m a professor at a public university, have three children and drive a car with duct tape on it BUT they’ll be decent. I am always open to suggestions so if you have any, send them along!

Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.
- Peter Griffin