CS373 Fall 2020: Week 8

Akshay Mantri
3 min readOct 19, 2020


Hey everyone! My name is Akshay Mantri, and this is my Week 8 blog post for Software Engineering.

What did you do this past week?

This past week was exam-filled, as I had my Software Engineering, Data Mining, and Ethical Hacking exams. I also had a couple of interviews. Lastly, I worked on Phase 2 of the SWE project with my group. With a couple of long nights, however, I am proud to say that the week went very well, and I aced all my interviews and exams!

What’s in your way?

Time is once again trying to put me to the canvas. I have 2 more exams, a couple of interviews, and several assignments due next week. I’m sure it’ll all go well, however, and I hope that the grass will be greener on the other side of next week.

What will you do next week?

I plan on working on and finishing Phase 2 of the SWE project. I will definitely be doing a lot of studying and eating as well. Finally, I am sure I will be enjoying life next week!

If you read it, what did you think of the Liskov Substitution Principle?

The article that I read regarding the Liskov Substitution Principle was similar to the article assigned last week, which discussed the code structure of classes, inheritance, etc. The Liskov Substitution Principle makes absolute sense in how objects behave within the inheritance structure, and I am happy to have now read about a formal definition regarding inheritance, its rules, and how to avoid breaking said rules.

How was your experience with Test #1?

Test 1 in Software Engineering went very well for me. I liked how the questions were over material quite similar to what we discussed and implemented in class. I liked the structure of the test in how after the individual portion, there was a collaboration portion in which we could make sure that we filled any inconsistencies or absences in our learning. I also enjoyed the succinct and relaxed nature of the exam. Thank you!

What made you happy this week?

I am thrilled with how well all of my exams, interviews, and assignments went this week. I am also quite proud of the efficiency with which I worked this week.

What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?

My tip-of-the-week is to always study with others. Studying with others provides several benefits. Firstly, it’s more enjoyable. This means that you will have more fun AND be able to work longer. Secondly, there will be multiple trains of thought, making it far more likely that you and your group cover any said topic. Finally, the chance that you retain information is higher because it will be easier for the brain to make connections to your surroundings.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you’ll be back next week!



Akshay Mantri