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I feel like this course had missing chunks.
It is me or was there a lot of jumps between the topics for which relevant information was not clearly or fully explained? Is this the pedagogical style for Treehouse? I feel like the difference between this course in the Learn Python track and the course before it was miles wide. I feel more confused than clear on what just happened throughout this course. Does anyone have recommendations on where else to learn about OO Python? I found the explanations less than clear here.
Josh Keenan19,652 Points
What exactly are you finding hard? From all the stuff I have done online treehouse has always by far and wide given the best explanations on everything. My advice is to practice things a bit before you move on, if you don't practice it it'll go in one ear and out the other
Mark Ramos19,209 Points
I took this course twice, but I'm glad I re-did it. It taught me to pause the video and rewind it every time something didn't make sense, and to test out changes to the code in the console, even when Kenneth doesn't do it himself. I made sure every block made sense to me before moving on, and by doing so, comprehended the course fully the second time through.
Garrett Stubblefield6,674 Points
I think the hardest thing about this course is that Kenneth is always doing calls in the command line which the challenges never do.
I found this course to be very confusing. I have rewatched all videos multiple times but I'll probably have to go back through the entire course again.
Whilst it is true that Kenneth passes over some topics and there are some explanation holes --he codes many things without a proper explanation of why and when to use them--, the greatest problem with this course is the community, which is terribly inactive.
I found the examples being used (dice, yatzy) hard to relate to. I think I need go through it again using a different subject. I did that for an earlier section and it seemed to help. Also, going back and forth from the workspace to the interpreter was just frustrating for me.
Nicole Buckenwolf7,860 Points
I agree, tho like others revisiting the videos several times and supplementing on occasion with youtube was helpful. Also I get that the repo he linked was what he did while building the course and not the exact code of the course, but it'd be nice to have seen the code from the course and then the examples of the scoring he gives as "extra credit". Also I just want to shout out Yatzy, I feel like it's not getting enough love from this community haha.