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u/CapaneusPrime · 4 pointsr/ucla

Get a big Crock Pot.

Then make a [beef stew] ( That recipe should yield about 6 servings.

Get up early Sunday morning, toss everything in the slow cooker around 7am, have dinner at 7pm. Put the rest into individual serving size Tupperware containers, some in the fridge, some in the freezer. Bring the frozen ones to school for lunch.

That should take you no more than 15-20 minutes to prep and start cooking.

Cereal for breakfast is fine but you can do better. Learn to cook eggs. I'm partial to Gordon Ramsay's scrambled eggs. I usually have mine on a toasted English muffin hand I'll throw a few strawberries or some other friends on the plate top complete it. Takes no more than 10 minutes to start the day right.

Buy a whole bunch of chicken breasts, 3-5 pounds depending on how much you love chicken. Cook them to at a time in your cast iron skillet. 6-7 minutes on a side. Should take about 45 minutes to do them all, but since they just sit there for 6 minutes at a time, you can be doing other things too, like putting 8 scoops of rice into your Instant Pot and filling it with water. Meanwhile you'll also be able to cut up a bunch of tomatoes and make some home made salsa.

When the chicken is all done, you can start shredding it with a couple of forks (you can also shred some chickens while the other are cooking if everything else is done.

Put the rice, chicken, and homemade salsa into separate Tupperware containers in the fridge. It's pretty basic but chicken and rice with salsa is pretty good in a pinch.

Get a griddle, buy a big 5 pound bag of shredded cheese at Smart and Final along with a big package of flour tortillas. Toss a totilla on the griddle on medium heat, put a handful of cheese and some of your shredded chicken on it. When it starts getting melty fold it in half. Boom! Quesadilla!

The fact is, cooking for your self is a skill. You'll suck at it so badly when you are first starting out and it does, of course, take more time than walking into a buffet with your meal plan or having some Pad Thai delivered, but it's worth it. It will always be cheaper than the alternatives and, once you get the hang of it, it'll be much better than food you'd get at all but the very most expensive restaurants. Not to mention the pride you'll be able to take in the skill you develop.

Honestly, during the school year, I probably spend 4-5 hours a week cooking. I don't do much, if any, big bulk prep work because I haven't felt so crunched for time that it was necessary. When I do get swamped with exams or other school stuff, I can always order a pizza.

The fact is, unless your parents are financing a lavish lifestyle for you, you're going to have to learn to cook. My girlfriend and I usually spend between $100 and $150 per week on groceries and go out to eat (maybe) once a week.

If we were going out or ordering in for every meal... We'd have to double or triple our food budget. So, thought of another way. If we save $200/week by cooking and I only have to cook 5 hours/week, it's like I'm paying myself $40/hour to cook, not bad!

u/LADataJunkie · 3 pointsr/ucla

You will want to jump on 115A, but have a back up class in case you need to drop and realize it isn't going to work. I dropped 115A twice before I could finally commit and feel mature enough to do well in it.

One thing that really helped me was taking Combinatorics, a field that is fascinating to me. There was *some* proof writing in the class, but it was pretty basic (similar to proofs in statistics). I enjoyed writing those proofs and taught me the entire purpose of doing it. I was then able to do 115A with little difficulty.

I also got the following book, which is excellent (I used a much older edition) How to Read and Do Proofs by Daniel Solow.,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=detail

u/mccartymccarty · 4 pointsr/ucla

Honestly? Apply for scholarships. This is such a grossly under used strategy.

Set a goal of applying for 2 scholarships a week. Dig deep around the web trying to find everything related to your field of study, interests, and passions. Research other students on campus who are winning awards and apply to the same awards. Apply to all of them.

Make a spreadsheet of every opportunity, set aside time each week, and submit applications.

If you put together a strategy and execute, you can easily make more applying to scholarships than any job could possibly pay on campus.

I wrote about this topic in detail in a book I recently published.

Not only will this bring in cash, but it will also set up a great foundation for your resume. More so than any minimum wage job.

u/Exponentz · 1 pointr/ucla

OH BOY, recursion... midterm flashbacks intensify

Tbh, I think the best way to learn recursion is just to try practice problems. I know that's kinda cliche but I think two or three good practice problems can help drill the concept of recursion more easily than a half hour explanation. I took CS 32 with Nachenberg, and he told me to check out this practice textbook from a prior professor for the course. They were by far the best practice I had for the midterms and final.

u/Zaculus · 1 pointr/ucla

If you happen to have the UCLA edition of Friedberg's Linear Algebra (the one you'll likely use for 115A) already, there's a section at the end with an intro to proofs. This book is pretty popular at universities with a dedicated intro to proofs class, so it might be worth checking out; I read a bit of it before taking the upper divs. Hope that helps!

u/buzeelilbee · 1 pointr/ucla

Thanks for the help! Did you get it on something like this? it says not guaranteed but it's in the title? I think it's better to ask someone to piggyback their code right? Thanks so much!

u/highlyoffensxve · 1 pointr/ucla

\^comforter reference:

not saying buy that one, but for reference if you see it at costco for like $20 its a really good one. it was nice having a big blanket that i could double up or undouble

u/MiraculousFIGS · 1 pointr/ucla

hey man, im sorry but I guess the price went up now. When I bought it back in april it was only 10 bucks.... maybe it'll go down sometime soon but for now thats the best i can do

u/karanok · 1 pointr/ucla

If your room mate is cool with you smoking in the room, just buy a smoke buddy from amazon. I used it to smoke nearly everyday for a year in the dorms and was never caught. If you want to be extra safe, spray ozium afterwards.

u/wjbolueunsn · 2 pointsr/ucla

I took CS 31 last quarter with Smallberg, so not sure how similar the class logistics are compared to Stahl, but the grading seems the same.

For us, the midterm was is divided into two parts, with midterm 1 being 35 points and midterm 2 being the other 65 points. I felt really sick while taking the first midterm, so I ended up not finishing and got a 10/35, while the class average was a 30. However, I did significantly better on the second midterm; I got a 52/65, which meant my total midterm score was a 62/100.
I still passed with a B, but my project average was proabbly about an 80ish (got a 90-100 on all of them except one which I got a 50ish on and turned one of them in super late so it went from a 95 to a 70. Also, I got an 88/100 on the final, which I thought to be much easier than the midterms.

So even if you do not do that well on the midterm, if you do okay on the projects and final, I think you should be able to pass with at least a C. I also heard that the averages for CS 31 are lower in the winter and spring because there are less CS majors, etc., so there’s that to take into account as well. The class averages for almost everything when I took it was a 90 something.

To add, I did have a little programming experience in a formal setting since I took two introductory Python courses at the university I transferred from. However, I got a B for the first course, which was supposedly easy with the professor I had (almost 50% of the class got A’s), and failed the second one horribly, so I wouldn’t say that I had much programming experience nor was I that good at it in the first place. In my opinion, I think that Python differs vastly from C++, so when I took Cs 31 it felt like I was starting to learn CS with no programming experience at all.

What helped me personally while taking CS 31 was reading the textbook, which might not be of help to you since most people didn’t bother looking at it, but reading through it and understanding the examples in there was useful to me. Also, I went to TA office hours a lot while working on my projects and that cut down my time wokring on them, and I think they are very helpful; I understood some of their explanations of concepts more than Smallberg’s. Other than that, I just paid attention to every lecture and discussion. Try going to discussion sections, too. My TA had us work in groups, too, which I thought was helpful.

Currently taking CS 32 and CS 35L right now and I think that getting through CS 31 was harder. So far, the material is not too difficult to understand and every assignment/midterm was pretty easy for me, although they do take a lot of time.

Edit: My bad, just checked my email for my grades, and I got a 98 on the final, not an 88. Also, I forgot to say that I also worked out every problem in this book.

It was suggested by Smallberg and was written by a professor who taught CS 31 at UCLA before. The problems in the book are similar to the code writing problems in the midterm/final.

u/sigloiv · 1 pointr/ucla

If anyone is still looking around for audio advice, I have one word for you: Grado.

Seriously, for under $100, the only thing better than these are these (both of which you can find for cheaper if you look around).

u/Antonton · 1 pointr/ucla

A sleeping mask is another (probably cheaper) option.

u/Spamdini3 · 3 pointsr/ucla

If you're willing to carry it around, a midsize scooter is both faster and more maneuverable than a skateboard or longboard. I use one of these and can get from Rieber Terrace to La Kretz in about 10 minutes. The downhill speed when compared to a board is much higher since you can break much later.

u/kiwijafa · 1 pointr/ucla

"I dont want to do the CS major as it seems too bureaucratic and without direct application in the employment sector" uh what? CS has a very direct application, which is software engineering or algorithm development. Both are essential in industry. Really confused by what you mean by "too bureaucratic"

  1. If you're looking to get employed in software look at Cracking the Coding Interview

  2. Take CS111 as well, you will probably get asked operating system concepts during your interviews
u/bearsaysbueno · 4 pointsr/ucla

Econ 106V with Rojas. Textbook: Investments 10e

Completely unnecessary textbook. The problem is that the textbook wasn't integrated into the class at all. Its only use was for access to the bullshit Mcgraw Hill online homework, which was barely correlated to what we were learning in class. $125 for online access by itself. A total ripoff. Definitely smelled like some sort of collusion. There was even a publisher rep that came to class on the first day and lied to us about a free trial period for the online access.

To be fair, Rojas, while not the most engaging professor, has very complete and organized presentations and lectures. There was very little need for the book other than as an optional additional resource for students.

I'm mostly pissed off about the increasing use of these online homework sites which are even more overpriced, mandatory for every student, and nontrasferable so students can't save any money by buying used or sharing.