Feeling so worried....
I am really trying hard to complete these challenges and am frustrated because I've been working at my night job. Will I get in trouble if it's not all done by the target date? Feeling worried and stressed right now
Jamie ReardonFront End Web Development Techdegree Student 13,069 Points
Everything including the tech degree is done at your own pace and time, that's the beauty of studying through distance like this. I have noticed that you are posting very frequently lately on the forums on most of the challenges through the basic courses. Are you having a hard time understanding the basic concepts going on in the courses such as HTML? My advice is, if you don't fully understand something or are unsure of something, don't just complete the challenge and move on. Maybe for you it might take some practice getting a grasp and swing of things, if you are unsure about things and keep moving along, there will be a point where you might "overload" yourself for example and worry.
Try and practice the topics you are covering by breaking them down into small web projects for example, If you just learned about the <p> paragraph element, then practice adding them on your own HTML page as a project. Give yourself the challenge by ensuring that your code syntax is correct e.g. the <p> elements all have the correct punctuation such as a closing </p> tag at the end of every paragraph. That way you know that your punctuation and understanding of the use of these code concepts are sinking in and you are practising. Practice is a solid way to retain that information, an there will be a lot along the way as a coder.
The code challenges are just a simple neat way for you to actively use your brain on what you have been learning throughout a particular course. If you make mistakes, can't complete the quizzes or challenges, or anything else you may be concerned about, don't worry like I said, everything is all suited around you and there is no rush or pressure on completion. Good luck.
with these challenges, there is no rush to complete them, they are there for you to do at your own pace & complete in your own time. One piece of advice I can give is, do not rush if you think you have not soaked everything up you have learnt. As this will lead to frustration and will tend to cause anxiety. :)