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    can anyone recommend any books or specific areas to read of and link into my personal statement to do with CS?
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    The New Turing Omnibus. (Have a hunt on eBay rather than Amazon, you can find it for less.)
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    Cheers. Is it good to write about?

    I found some Oxford reading list
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    (Original post by Kolasinac138)
    Cheers. Is it good to write about?

    I found some Oxford reading list
    Are you applying to Oxford? I read a programming textbook (Haskell) which was hella hard to understand, and a discrete maths textbook (Discrete Mathematics for Computing) which was quite light. They asked me mainly about discrete maths. Looking back I would have rather read Algorithmics: The Spirit of Computing my Harel and Feldman; the questions would have been more interesting!
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    (Original post by Jooooshy)
    Are you applying to Oxford? I read a programming textbook (Haskell) which was hella hard to understand, and a discrete maths textbook (Discrete Mathematics for Computing) which was quite light. They asked me mainly about discrete maths. Looking back I would have rather read Algorithmics: The Spirit of Computing my Harel and Feldman; the questions would have been more interesting!
    I got a copy of Discrete Mathematics for Computing but I don't intend on reading into it too much/doing many of the problems in it. Is reading through some of the more popular topics still worth mentioning in the PS?
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    (Original post by Frank the Tankk)
    I got a copy of Discrete Mathematics for Computing but I don't intend on reading into it too much/doing many of the problems in it. Is reading through some of the more popular topics still worth mentioning in the PS?
    Of course! What topics do you have in mind?
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    (Original post by Jooooshy)
    Of course! What topics do you have in mind?
    Algorithms and Boolean Logic to start off with I think
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    (Original post by Frank the Tankk)
    Algorithms and Boolean Logic to start off with I think
    Definitely something worth mentioning.. Just make sure you're ready to be quizzed about them when the time comes!
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    (Original post by Jooooshy)
    Definitely something worth mentioning.. Just make sure you're ready to be quizzed about them when the time comes!
    Very true...I haven't really started yet but I don't have to put in the application for a while so I'll probably start working on it towards the end of summer
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    (Original post by Jooooshy)
    Definitely something worth mentioning.. Just make sure you're ready to be quizzed about them when the time comes!
    Do they ask about it when you get there? In the interview?

    So it's a prerequisite to know about this stuff?
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    (Original post by Kolasinac138)
    Do they ask about it when you get there? In the interview?

    So it's a prerequisite to know about this stuff?
    No.. It's just the case that if you mention something in your personal statement such as 'I've studied A, B and C', then they're probably going to quiz you a little to convince themselves you were being honest!
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    (Original post by Jooooshy)
    No.. It's just the case that if you mention something in your personal statement such as 'I've studied A, B and C', then they're probably going to quiz you a little to convince themselves you were being honest!
    Aha okay

    I better read that, how hard is it?
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    (Original post by Kolasinac138)
    I better read that, how hard is it?
    Read what? I hope you don't think A, B and C is the title of a book! -.-
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    (Original post by Jooooshy)
    Read what? I hope you don't think A, B and C is the title of a book! -.-
    :confused:

    Discrete Mathematics for Computing

    Obviously!
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    (Original post by Kolasinac138)
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    Discrete Mathematics for Computing

    Obviously!
    It's a pretty easy book to read! Just make sure you spend time getting your head around the topics and doing the end-of-chapter exercises! Pay attention to combinatorics..
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    (Original post by Jooooshy)
    It's a pretty easy book to read! Just make sure you spend time getting your head around the topics and doing the end-of-chapter exercises! Pay attention to combinatorics..
    So it's good to incorporate into the personal statement you've read this as a signal of interest I suppose ?
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    (Original post by Kolasinac138)
    So it's good to incorporate into the personal statement you've read this as a signal of interest I suppose ?
    Pretty much!
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    (Original post by Kolasinac138)
    can anyone recommend any books or specific areas to read of and link into my personal statement to do with CS?
    You might find these useful:

    http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/ugadmissions/...d_reading.html
    http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/ugadmissions/...statement.html
    http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/ugadmissions/..._to_avoid.html
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    The New Turing Omnibus. (Have a hunt on eBay rather than Amazon, you can find it for less.)

    Had a search around for this and ordered it, wondered how to link it in? Seems like more of a somewhat journal than book
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    (Original post by Kolasinac138)
    Had a search around for this and ordered it, wondered how to link it in? Seems like more of a somewhat journal than book
    It's definitely a book, and a pretty large one at that. Just mention any particular chapters you enjoy (they're all different and mostly independent of each other so you can read it out of order.)
 
 
 
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