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royrules22royrules22 639 replies54 threadsRegistered User Member
It's been a while since I posted here. I'm procrasinating and trying to avoid doing an essay for my R1B.

In any case, for all you new peeps that are looking to come to Cal this fall, this thread is the place for you to ask any sort of question. If you are a student already don't hesistate to post an answer!

About myself: EECS, 1st year. Currently taking: Math 54 (Linear Algebra), Physics 7B, Comparitive Lit R1B, CS61C (Machine Structs)

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  • Studying StudStudying Stud 464 replies93 threadsRegistered User Member
    Fine then. Is it ever possible to get a single room as a freshman male? Thanks!
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  • riyamriyam 288 replies37 threadsRegistered User Member
    i wouldn't rule it out completely but it would make your life easier to give up on it. the university needs to hold more and more people in the dorms every year and double rooms, well, can hold twice as many people. singles are for upperclassmen anyway and unless there's a compelling reason, they won't give you a single as a freshman.
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  • royrules22royrules22 639 replies54 threadsRegistered User Member
    It's rare as riyam says. I have a friend or two who are in singles mainly because they got lucky and their roommates either flaked out or moved out to an apartment
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  • vicissitudesvicissitudes 3427 replies71 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    How's the DC food at Berkeley?
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  • royrules22royrules22 639 replies54 threadsRegistered User Member
    Sucks. I ****ing hate Crossroads. Cafe 3 is a little better. Foothill is hopeless. Yet to go to CKC
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  • kmasskmass 230 replies29 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    which dorm is "best" to try and get into?
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  • punkdudeuspunkdudeus 1199 replies27 threads. Senior Member
    foothill is not hopeless, it's hit or miss, but a hit=decent.
    best dorm is probably clark kerr because of the space
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  • commonsensecommonsense 332 replies24 threadsRegistered User Member
    This is for anyone.. so I want to apply to the CS major... but I'm not doing so hot in EE 40/42/100 right now... I'm probably in the C range right now.. it will definately be tough to bring it up to some sort of B....

    ..so what are my options? try really hard to get the grade up? perhaps just fail it and take it over another semester? .. I'm a 2nd year btw and hoping to apply during the summer..

    o, and is it possible to take it P/NP and then for letter grade another semester? I'm guessing not...
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  • royrules22royrules22 639 replies54 threadsRegistered User Member
    Well you're a year ahead of me so..

    Are you doing EECS or just plain old CS? 'Cause if I'm not mistaken you don't have to apply to plain old 'CS anymore. There's no more only a certain percent get in thing.
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  • commonsensecommonsense 332 replies24 threadsRegistered User Member
    I'm going for L+S CS... and as far as I know, they haven't confirmed that the CS major would be unimpacted.. well, at least for now you still have to apply ( I spoke to a CS advisor last month)...

    So again... what should I do? I'm thinking.. if I do end up with something like a C, I would still have a good chance of gettin in because my grades in the other prereqs are pretty good and the admissions standards aren't as high as they used to be..
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  • UCBUCBUCBUCB 221 replies57 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Clark Kerr dorm food is overrated. If you heard its good its not
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  • Azure326Azure326 1054 replies125 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    What are your stats that got you into EECS? How difficult are you finding the course load? What is it like living with a roommate for the first time (assuming), and is there an issue of a difference in interests between you two?
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  • royrules22royrules22 639 replies54 threadsRegistered User Member
    Q:What are your stats that got you into EECS?
    A: Eh, I kinda forgot but 3.95 UW GPA | 4.2-4.3 UC GPA | 740 V 700 M 680 W Or somewhere around there | 5 AP CS AB, APUSH, Calc BC, US Gov&Pol, 4 AP Chem | 760-770 MathIIC, 730-740 Chem SATII

    Q: How difficult are you finding the course load?
    A: Pretty ****ing hard. I got my ass handed to me on a platter first semester. Doing a little better now, but still hard. The midterms (of which there are usually two!) are just arrggh!

    Q: What is it like living with a roommate for the first time (assuming), and is there an issue of a difference in interests between you two?
    A: Well.. I'm in an odd situtation. Two roomates, both juniors. One's habit is a bit weird as in he sleeps during the day and works at night (but I'm a heavy sleeper so it bothers me not). And he's a bit anti-social and anti-noise. He hates in when the TV is on, and he doesn't like having the door open which I really want to do. My other roomate is gay. 'Nuff said.
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  • sparetiresparetire 681 replies30 threadsRegistered User Member
    How is the social scene especially the dating scene? On CC, the "ugly girls" thing is always said, but does the ugly also apply to the guys? (<--Stupid question I know, but it's just good to know the answer. Thanks.)
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  • punkdudeuspunkdudeus 1199 replies27 threads. Senior Member
    hookups are big, lotta free love going on, not as much as there should or could be though. You gotta meet people, the social scene's all about knowing people, the more people you know and are friends with, the more parties you're gonna hear of, the more chances to meet more people, the more chances to get some action (this comes from a guy)
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  • SQLSQL 234 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I hear that Clark Kerr can get dull. Would it be better to go for Unit 1 or 2 for socializing and just escape to the library for studying?

    About EECS and engineering - is it necessary to take English, or are the other courses in the first list at http://www.coe.berkeley.edu/current_students/hssreq.pdf able to cover for that?
    For EECS, is it more beneficial to study Scheme or C in the long run? I'm leaning towards C, but maybe Scheme is used in upper-div, so I thought I'd ask.

    Thanks
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  • Azure326Azure326 1054 replies125 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    royrules22 - Do you have any control on who your roommate(s?) is, or is it completely random?

    What specifically are you finding hard about the EECS program (How, or in what ways is it so difficult?)? Was the transition difficult going from high school work load to EECS work load?
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  • BeatchickBeatchick 797 replies30 threadsRegistered User Member
    How do you learn what all those numbers and letters that you add to courses mean? I mean, I'd get something like Lit 101 but how do you know what to take first semester and is it possible to find, say, a first semester workload that is relatively simplistic, to ease yourself into this new life? I'm not a slacker, but I am not interested in getting through college with great speed. I want to be able to enjoy it. Thanks!
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  • Golden BearGolden Bear 1008 replies6 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Use Cal's Online Catalog:

    http://sis.berkeley.edu/catalog/gcc_search_menu

    Also use Pick a Prof or Rate My Professors to figure out which professors/classes are easy or hard.

    Most people know what courses are jokes or very easy so just ask.
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  • abclichiabclichi 50 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I am in for EECS and a RCSA sheet recommends me to take Physics 7a the first semester first year.

    Is that class hard? Which professor would you recommend (preferably easy but still teaches something...)? And my current high school AP Physics class is a joke; so will I be screwed when taking Physics 7a?

    Are EECS students competitive to the point where they won't help each other? Are study groups prevalent?

    Thanks a lot.
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