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General Discussion

Anthony Dvoracek
Anthony Dvoracek
1,141 Points

How do you learn with Team TreeHouse?

I am beginning the Python Track, and feel that I am overusing the help feature on Code Challenges. I usually rewatch the videos, write the code, then there is usually some statement or piece of code I leave out that prevents completion.

I'm just looking to see if this is OK, or if there are there any additional resources or ways I should go about it.

Is this common coming in with no prior coding experience?

Thank you,


3 Answers

Joel Bardsley
Joel Bardsley
31,246 Points

If there's a code challenge I get stuck on, I'll firstly try to figure it out in a 'real world' scenario by searching for relevant functions or syntax in the official language documentation or w3schools/stackoverflow etc, and try to interpret what I find there to see where I'm going wrong. If I can't find the answer that way I'll go back and rewatch the video as a last resort.

I used to just rewatch the previous video(s) but I found that I personally learned better by going through the struggle and finding the answer on my own.

jason chan
jason chan
31,009 Points

I use two screens. One for video and one for workspace. In addition, I'll try to install python and create my own workspace on my desktop. Which are easily found on youtube.

Python course here on teamtreehouse is the hardest. But thats good because if it's hard, when start working it won't be as bad. With anything in life it takes time and practice. Lots and lots of practice.

Python starts being useful when you learn a framework like flask or django. Plus learning how to create webforms with database like sql.