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General Discussion

How should I do the lessons?

So. I have done many lesson but, I'm interested in asking what do I do between lesson? Do I study more on the lesson, or more of do i do a project for the lesson I learned? Please let me know how any of you started and how you came to be so good at programming. Thanks.

3 Answers

One thing I like to do is practice on my own a little bit what I've learned. See what you've picked up and if you feel you need to review the material again, go for it. If you feel like going deeper would suit you better, do it! It is all about your learning style and no one answer is right or wrong. Just remember to take time every day to study.

Matt Pill
Matt Pill
15,689 Points

From my personal experiences (I'm just starting out myself really as well), I've found at the moment that it's really important to actually try and implement what you've learned so far into a project, even if it's just a dummy project. I've followed hours of tutorials before and just watched them a took notes. The danger here is when you do get around to implementing it into a project, you've forgotten key info and it can be very infuriating and feel like all those hours watching videos were for nothing.

This is just my experience, but doing is the best way of learning - be reactive and don't just rush through the lessons. Don't be afraid to revisit lessons either if it's not making sense in your own project. Hope this helps. Good luck!

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

I'd suggest you take notes on concepts while watching the videos and once you complete a badge use your notes and a syntax reference to work on implementing stuff using codepen.