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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Expecting Exceptions

Michael Domenge
Michael Domenge
225 Points

I have zero experience and i feel like he's going way too fast in this video. Anyone else need to rewatch multiple times

I feel so lost. the beginning was great and hand holding which i need. however it seems as he gets into more detail he just goes off and i want to say "HOLD UP!" i feel like i'm not grasping everything in one go... maybe re watch the videos again?

Mischa Potter
Mischa Potter
2,553 Points

For me, I had some of the same issues. I started doing OOP and got completely lost at super, so I rewatched all of the videos. Luckily, there is a new OOP course that goes slower than the other course. If you get stuck, I do also recommend the slow down/speed up feature. In Craig's course, I had him permanently at .75 XD

4 Answers

Cameron Childres
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Cameron Childres
Treehouse Moderator 11,724 Points

Hi Michael,

When you want to say "HOLD UP!", do it! Click the pause button and take the time to think through what's happening. Code along in your workspace and do exactly what he's doing, making sure that you understand what's going on. If a certain part doesn't make sense then watch that segment again and work out what information you're missing. I do this all the time. It's completely normal not to grasp everything just by watching a video once. It helps immensely to be actively involved in the learning process. Consult the video, review teacher's notes, and search for documentation whenever you run in to gaps of knowledge -- if you still can't get it to make sense you can always ask the community for help.

PS: Have you seen the speed control option in the video toolbar? I didn't even know about this for my first month -- super helpful when you're trying to code along!

I think that the platform could provide us more exercises every time that a new concept is added, could be pretty easy just like the ones on the videos, with just a few easy changes, to force us to code more and help the information to stick up on our minds... just like those testes with the little black window but, you know, more often.

On the other hand, Graig said in one of the firsts videos that we should not worry to understand 100% of everything right way... so I am anxiously trying to trust the path.

Liam White
Liam White
1,557 Points

I have been studying daily for several months and found that the more I practice the more I level up. Keep pushing forward my friend and don't give up.

Jason Nutt
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Jason Nutt
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 24,760 Points

I have always, since march lol, had to watch the first go around on drunk speed. Meaning that when I listen to it as slow as I need to ........... theeee iiins t r u c t o r s o u n d s l i k e t h e y a r e d r u n k. I have to watch every video at leat twice or three times but it has gotten better over time. Keep it up!! We are right where we need to be!

Mike Moser
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Mike Moser
Python Development Techdegree Student 272 Points

I have a little experience with scripts but I also had that, "What just happened?" feeling at the end of this module. I took a break which I don't recommend. That just made it harder to get back into it. I watched the video a second time and went back over a couple details multiple times. What really helped me was asking a question about it on the Slack channel. I had to figure out how to say what I didn't understand which helped a lot and the answer I got used a different example which was helpful. Being able to ask a question really seems to help me with understanding concepts. Thanks for posting this!