I'm really thinking of jacking my course in. But I would appreciate the advice of people who have been on these courses before and completed them.
First, I'm getting no enjoyment from it.
Secondly, I'm dreading assignments (in fact I feel nervously sick).
Thirdly, I feel there is too much "go off and do this yourself (example, I got marked down for not using <math.h> when we had never been told about it nor shown it) without being shown or told what we need" rather than lecturers showing us how to do what we need and then asking us to manipulate it.
I really feel its a bit like someone saying "ok that's a car, now drive".
I'm only in my 6th week and am trying to give it time to see if something clicks, but I really feel demotivated.
I'm not a stupid nor lazy guy. I have numerous university level qualifications in other fields which I had to work hard to get. But the problem is, I never felt so lost or deflated on any course previously.
Question, is this generally how students who begin learning about computers (I also feel this way about my database module) feel or is it indicative that computers are simply not for me?