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Edward Randall
Edward Randall
799 Points

How to leave tutorial hell

I am loving the lessons here. My syntax is improving each time I open TreeHouse. No complaints whatsoever with TreeHouse. My question is, how do I go from following along with instructors to building things on my own? How do I jump the gap between being a student and building my first project?

I have done some research and think I need to go out on my own and build a simple application. For example I will try to build a simple calculator. However, if I cannot remember all the syntax for a basic application does that mean I need to go back through the basics again? IE: when building a program without the help of a guided video/plan, is it cheating to use the internet to help complete the program?

2 Answers

Alejandro ponce
Alejandro ponce
709 Points

No it's not cheating if you use the internet to help you, but if you are remembering what you learn from the internet, you won't have to research further. As long as you try to solve the problem yourself before going to the internet, you aren't "cheating".

Grant Polhemus
Grant Polhemus
7,091 Points

As long as you know the rules of the language, and the overall structure you need to implement, there's no shame in googling keywords or specific syntax that you can't remember.