In the software engineering class that I’m currently in, we are using an athletic software engineering approach. Athletic software engineering uses workouts of the day (WODs), which consists of a small problem that needs to be solved by creating a function within a certain amount of time. I have only completed four WODs so far with only one graded and, so far, I’m liking the idea of them. The WOD is a great opportunity for people learning software engineering to become quicker at solving problems. The WOD encourages me to spend more time analyzing and planning out my code before I actually begin typing. With each WOD that I complete, I feel like I am getting quicker. Because the WOD is a timed exercise, I find it to be a little stressful because I need to work against the clock, but I think that the stress is good, because time is often the limitation to any kind of project.