My name is Sweekruthi Raghunathan. I'm a sophomore here at UW. Programming and dancing are
two things I'm extememly passionate about. I'm originally from India and I currently live in
Lynnwood, which is an hour away from campus by bus (phew!). This is my first class as a TA
and I'm super excited about it!
Classes I'm taking this quarter
- CSE 414 - Database systems
- INFO 200 - Intellectual foundations of Informatics
- DANCE 201 - Ballet Technique 2
What I like
- running, jogging, biking, athletics, Soccer, Badminton
- drawing, painting, art and craft stuff like quilling and origami
- netflix, youtube
Tips for CSE 154
Web programming is a lot of fun. It's challenging, inspiring and powerful because by the
end of this class, you'll be able to express ideas on the internet very easily. My main tip
for you is to really invest time into this class. There's so much potential for exploration.
Make sure you really dive into the depths of this class and aim for more than just good
grades. Apart from that, here's a few tips to have fun in the class and also succeed in
- Go to the WPL and work/study there even if you don't have questions, because sitting in
a room full of people programming around you can serve as motivation.
- Read the specification for each homework closely and repeatedly as you work on the
assignment. Print a hardcopy and highlight the key points on it if you want. The spec
usually answers a lot of questions and contains subtle hints that are very helpful in
working toward the right solutions.
- Make notes about non-programming concepts/topics covered in lecture as the quarter
progresses, so you don't have to spend time on making them just before an exam. It's
helpful to quickly run through them before you walk into the exam room or simply have
them for reference during the exam as well.
- Practise it and
Code Step By Step are great for extra practise.
They give instant feedback, which I found to be helpful.
- Homework assignments carry more weightage than exams, so make sure to take advantage
- Implement previous homework feedback before submitting any future homework assignments.
This will likely save you some precious homework points.
- Be consistent and do the work: attend lectures, sections and labs. Good grades will
- Lastly, the pace of this class and the material being covered will probably need a bit
of getting used to at first. Give it time, keep practising and you'll soon get the hang
Get in touch
I'm happy to answer any questions that you might have about class material or TAing. Email
me (firstname.lastname@example.org), reach out to me just before, during or just after section/lab or
head to the WPL.
Here are some random pictures
From my recent performance at UW
From this summer
My best friends