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Greetings! I am working on setting up a study schedule. My goal was 3-4 hours a week but I found ways to allocate 1 hour per day of study, so about 7-8 a week. Now, these hours are not actual course video hours. I watch a video 2-3 times, I pause, I take notes, I experiment lesson related stuff in the Workspace and so on. My estimate is that in an hour of study I only complete about 15 minutes of Treehouse content. So I feel like I am making slow progress. Of course I could fly through the videos and take the tests and challenges but I don't feel like I'm learning much. Also I don't want to get stuck in the analysis paralysis so I guess I am looking for that sweet spot. I am curious how you learn? What's your process like? How much Treehouse content are you actually completing in one hour of study?
Brian Ball23,659 Points
Marius, coding can be difficult to retain without practice. I'm about to implement a daily warm-up / review in the language I want to be current with. It will include writing out code that has some basic functionality, connecting to and using external APIs, manipulating arrays and objects etc.
Think of code like jogging - you're only able to do it if you're doing it. Don't worry about speed, focus on really understanding what you're reading and writing.
Jennifer NordellTreehouse Teacher
Hi there, Marius Posogan . Ironically enough, I just wrote a blog post about this exact thing. It was published today on the Treehouse blog. In it I talk about certain "breakthrough" points. The problem with these are that they are highly unpredictable.
Take a look at my thoughts on the subject in this blog contribution.
Hope this helps!
I'd say I' moving slow as well, but since I don't have a deadline for learning this stuff and am allowed to move at my own pace and convenience it doesn't really bother me.
Good luck with your studies :)
Craig DennisTreehouse Teacher
Hey y'all this post was featured on the Treehouse Show episode about how awesome our community is. Thanks for being awesome!