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More quizzes! Maybe exams?

Hey Treehouse,

New member here. I'm really enjoying the service so far, but I find that the quizzes aren't long enough or don't dig deep into what I've just learned.

Are you guys working on new ways to get us to retain the knowledge we've acquired?

The code challenges are excellent and I would love to see them in between every single video, along with more quizzes and possibly an exam at the end of major modules.

I dunno. Just some thoughts/feedback from a new user.

Seriously loving the service though; I remember taking HTML in college and spending weeks on some balls WYSIWYG editor, only to learn nothing like I've learned here in a matter of hours.

3 Answers

Joe Hirst
Joe Hirst
Courses Plus Student 6,489 Points

The code challenges are pretty much a "mini-exam" at the end of each stage.

I do agree with the quizzes, they tend to be a little basic, just kind of a recap on what we were just learning. I feel making them any longer could sway some people into losing interest.

It's definitely a valid point to bring up as it does feel like i'm not fully retaining everything I have learnt here on Treehouse, yet I do feel that if I wanted to recap on something I can as the option is always there for us.

Have you looked into any of the "Deep Dive" sections yet? I find that they hold a lot of information that forces me to recap on particular areas before I dive into the Quizzes and code tests. :)

I've glanced at the "Deep Dive" sections, but I haven't taken the opportunity to actually get into them.

Then again, I'm guessing the best way to retain everything is to actually practice what you've learned.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

@Annand Personally I find the true value of Treehouse to be in the Deep Dives.

The projects with their code challenges are there mainly to provide context to what you learn in the Deep Dives. After you finish a Deep Dive it's time to do your own project.

The best way to retain knowledge is to use the information you've learned to solve problems that forms new paths in the brain to help with moving the information into long term memory.