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JavaScript JavaScript Basics Working with Strings Transform and Manipulate Strings

learning JavaScript

Should i buy a book and look at other resources?
Although these lessons aren't very long after each one i feel like iv'e been asleep and haven't learned anything, even after re-watching...

All these different titles are leaving me lost...
I liked html i liked css i don't like javascript is that normal??

Yes bro it's totally normal... it happens when our brain is not used to think logically. When you fall asleep, that's a sign that you're learning something new.

Very soon you will not fall asleep, you will get used to it, then you'll learn easier :) happened to me as well.

4 Answers

travis halarewich
travis halarewich
9,165 Points

Your not alone in feeling that you haven't learned anything after watching a few videos. I felt this way as well. My advice would be to make sure your taking notes throughout the videos on any concept or anything that you haven't heard of before. That way you can look back on them any time. I write notes with pen and paper, then later compile all my notes into word docs. Writing the notes out will help solidify the new concepts. On it's own is not enough though, anytime when you complete a section in Treehouse and there is a practice option that comes up I recommend doing it. The more your able to practice these concepts (as small as the concept may be) the better you will be in the end. I was almost done the "Front end Web Dev" track and they revamped it so I took it as an opportunity to review and go over a lot of the concepts again. If you are just watching the videos, you will learn some stuff but trust me it will not stick over time without practice.

Mark Casavantes
Mark Casavantes
10,619 Points

Good Afternoon Jason,

Try Edabit.com to practice writing some code. Coding Train is has some very educational videos. Give them a try.

Thank you,


Practice makes perfect! It looks like very easy at the starting but when we do projects we will apply all these knowledge / techniques in our projects. So, I will recommend to practice and try to understand everything.

Books are the best companion, and the best learning tool, last week I had two books arrive on JavaScript and I must say I've learnt more in a week studying first book than I did on this course on JavaScript in two months. I recommend HTML and CSS on treehouse but I cannot recommend JavaScript - (a quiet room, cuppa tea and two or three books, open JavaScript console and off I go).