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Kevin Deconinck
Kevin Deconinck
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Front end development. Hard to do it on my own...


Ive done the first course of the front end track build ur own website. Ive finished the course and did understand everything well, I could follow well Every step. After the course before i moved ln to CSS basic I tought I try to build it all over again by myself ,but I struggle a lot I forgot most things when to use .... And to use.... Felt disapointed. Is that normal or should I just move on to the other courses of the track first. Its been a week since I started treehouse...


1 Answer

Repeat the first lesson, if you forgot most of it.

Everyone's personal learning success differs. Some people can remember things within minutes and only need to read or hear things once. But most people need to repeat and repeat and practice until they can memorize things properly.

That should not discourage you, instead it should encourage you to work harder :) That's what Arnold Schwarzenegger would say :)

What helps me to memorize things faster and better:

-making notes when watching the videos: When I take notes it's like printing the information into my brain.

  • always launch a workspace and follow along with the teacher. I press pause when he's faster than I can type or write. Then I re-read what I just typed/wrote, look back at his code and then back at what I wrote. When I am sure I know what I am doing, I press play again. Sometimes I do this multiple time during a video. Sometimes I even skip back 1 or 2 minutes, when I feel I didn't get what he just said. Or when I wasn't focussing right.

  • Completing the challenges without any notes. If I can't complete the challenges without checking my notes, I re-watch my notes thoroughly and re-watch the video if it still doesn't make sense.

Cheers and happy learning! It pays off in the end!