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Piece of advice for the Treehouse

Hi, This is a great place to start with specially for those who never wrote a single piece of code before. I am a beginner trying to learn to code, especially Python and JavaScript. I am very happy with my learning experience with Treehouse so far; can't complain really. However, I have just one little piece of advice for the Treehouse is that why don't you include an answer or a hint section for a given exercise or challenge tasks instead of Get Help. Although, getting help from the fellow members is yet another wonderful experience with quick and accurate response yet a distracting one, at least for me though. It would be better to create an answer section with the exercise with eloquent explanation. This way one would stick to the lessons with more focus and interest without wasting time in waiting for others to respond to that question related to the challenge tasks. Thank you. Cheers!

Abraham Juliot
Abraham Juliot
47,353 Points

If it's a hard challenge, a treehouse student may have already asked the community for help on the challenge, and the discussion thread can be found in a google search. I recommend community help rather than hints because it creates a platform for students to teach, grow, and learn together.

2 Answers

Angela Williams
Angela Williams
5,805 Points

Hi I agree with Abraham, developing community is great, however a hint would be nice at times. Just one hint before asking the community.

Abraham Juliot
Abraham Juliot
47,353 Points

In my limited experience, the preceding video(s) to the challenge are always helpful and often contain a similar challenge/ solution. I recommend taking notes as these will help with the challenges. I use workflowy.com.

The definition of a "hard challenge" depends on person to person and his/her experience. But still, thanks for your opinion and yeah vidoes do help a lot. Thanks for the link.