Get high practical marks. Do past papers.Follow to breakdown of the test/exam very careful.
Do ALL of the study guide questions!!
Make sure you do very good in the tutorial questions!
Practice practice practice!!!
Do everything you possibly can.
The book for COS212 is really boring. I would suggest using the lecture slides and the video from clickup.
Practice the algorithms as much as you can. And as usual get a high prac and tut marks.
Do all study guide questions
Get high tut marks
Nothing more nothing less
Do past papers as much as you can. And read and understand the textbook sentence by sentence.
Do the past papers thoroughly. Don't fall behind; there's a lot of theory to keep up with. When they say you must spend x amount of hours on the module to pass it, they're not kidding.
And attend the tutorials and practice them. NB
Do the past papers. Read the textbook for understanding. If you keep up with the tutorials, you should be fine.
Engineering begins to start here, imo. Aim for full marks in the practicals and assignments to boost your mark. You can't finesse this module by doing past papers, you must understand by reading the textbook. Use past papers to see how they like to ask the questions. Practice VHDL on a regular basis so you don't have to learn a whole programming language a few days before the test.
Like always, don't fall behind.