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General Discussion

David Dong
David Dong
5,593 Points

Note Taking

When I was on the Digital Literacy Track, I could take noes easily, because it's about understanding computers and the internet, and doesn't teach you about specific syntax. I just used a basic outline. But when I moved on to the other tracks, they teach the programming languages themselves and the syntax. I don't really know a good way to take notes on syntax. I don't even know if I should take notes on syntax. Using the outline that I used before wouldn't make sense.

Can somebody give me a way to take notes on syntax? Thanks in advance! :)

1 Answer

Walter Allen
Walter Allen
iOS Development with Swift Techdegree Student 16,023 Points

Hey, David! I've found the best way to take notes on syntax is to ACTUALLY do the code and copy it into your note-taking app of choice. Having the code examples in your notes will give you something to refer back to. Other than that, I think syntax is all about learning a language and the best way to do that is to actually write code and experiment.

An outline will work, but it would need to be flexible so that you can go in and add notes to it as you created and discovered new things that you needed to note. That is, you would need to make sure that you were taking notes in app versus by hand, if that makes sense.

Does that help any?