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Learning curve


This is my second post about the learning curve. I don't know why I want to finish all videos at one sitting :) and then find myself confused. For example today I finished 2 badges of CSS then I found myself a little bit confused about tags, etc.

So, tell me about your way and how much time you spend on treehouse a day?

2 Answers

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

I spend most of my day on it, but I'm fortunate I'm able to do so while at work. As far as learning curves go, the more you use it, the more you will remember something. I'm a year in and still find myself having to look up less used tags and selectors all the time. And any javascript/jquery need I have, you can bet I'm googling it.

There is a reason big money is something paid, and can be made writing code. It's not easy, and IMO it's not something that most people can master in even a years time. I think it takes a few years of being at the grindstone almost daily to truly start to become a coding ninja.

Don't overload yourself in one day. At some point your mind will just stop absorbing any new info.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

My general rule of thumb is 1 day, 1 hour, 1 badge that should give you enough time to watch the videos, take notes, complete the code challenges and then practice what you learned in codepen.io

Maybe I'm a little slower but I don't think I could do all that in an hour. I'm on the CSS deep dive right now and it is a lot of information. I've been doing one section over the course of like two days. I was trying to do more in a day but by the time I watch all the videos, while taking notes in workflowy (I picked that suggestion up from you actually just lurking the forums), completing the quizzes and challenges I find that more like two hours have passed. And at that point, I still haven't done any practice outside of TeamTreeHouse.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Kalob Kuk - 1 hour is really the minimum and depending on the badge, for instance the CSS deep dive is really info dense and could easily take 2 or 3 hours.

One important thing to remember is to not break your study time into too small of chunks. The other important thing to remember is to not try and do 8 hours and complete an entire deep dive in one day and overload your brain.