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General Discussion

A little advice ?

I'm new to programming and everything but for some reason i'm way better at the quizzes than some of the code challenges would you say that i'm still learning ? I don't have trouble on all of the code challenges i'm just way better at the quizzes is this odd and how should i change my study habits to get better at code challenges?

2 Answers

Jeff Everhart
Jeff Everhart
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One of the things that helped me earlier on was coding along with the videos. Let one of the teachers code a few lines, and then try to replicate that on your own, rewinding if necessary.

Also, make sure that you are trying to build things outside of the courses that apply what you have learned. The more comfortable you become using resources like W3schools, StackOverflow, and other documentation sites the better.

Cheers and happy coding!

Thanks for the info mate and same to you brother.

Emma Willmann
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Emma Willmann
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It definitely takes time to build up your skills, but it should get easier with time. In the beginning, quizzes are probably easier, because a lot of the questions are multiple choice. I know for me, I make sure I do the code along with the videos, because it definitely helps having done it at least once before doing it in a code challenge. A lot of the code challenges have you write pretty much the same code they did in the video, so if you run into issues, you can look back to what you already did.

Cool thanks for the advice i will start following along more in workspace all of the time now