Start early: On assignments, job seeking, thesis topics, etc.
Spread out classes from the winter quarter: After having survived winter quarter 2008, I think that I would do things differently if I had known then what I know now. Many of us full time CLMA students took Ling 567, 571 and 572 all at the same time. Each of these has an intense work load, one assignment per week, so for much of the quarter, it was one assignment every 2 days (luckily the due dates were spread out over the week). For weeks 2,3 and 4 of the quarter, I spent a total of 72, 69 and 51 hours on these three assignments. I am not complaining about the work load. Each of these classes was very appropriate for the CLMA degree. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the assignments. It is just that I would not choose to take these 3 classes in the same quarter again. -- bobnew - 31 MAR 2008
Add the Treehouse Wiki feed to your RSS browser: a great way to track changes to the Treehouse Wiki is to add it's RSS feed to your email client (Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird) or your favorite RSS reader. Go to the main Treehouse Wiki page and select the RSS feed icon on the left, or select the RSS feed [[Main.WebRss][. -- Jeffry Scott - 15 Apr 2009 here]]
Prepare for interviews: know the difference between discriminative and generative models - this is usually an important question that will show that you know what you are talking about. If you're interviewing with one of the giants, like Google, brush up on fundamental CS concepts like space/time complexity of algorithms. -- Tom Amundsen - 20 Nov 2009