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General Discussion

Practice, Practice, Practice?

I'd like to practice what I'm learning some more. Is there a place to do that within each track before moving on to a new one?

I'm doing really well on all of the challenges and quizzes, but I'd like to keep practicing so I can really nail down what I'm learning. Basically, I don't want to end up moving on before I'm ready. I'm not sure doing the same challenge and quiz over and over before moving on will help, because they don't address much that's covered prior. Does that make sense?

Russell Warwick
Russell Warwick
1,601 Points

Well it depends what you are doing :) Try and see if you can download code environments, if you are doing IOS then download Xcode and you can experiment to your hearts content. If you are doing python then download the python environment :) What are you learning by the way ?

Oh, cool! That could be an interesting solution. I may look into that. I'm taking the Web Design course, and am still in the first 5 or so hours of the first track in it. I'm doing really well so far, but I think I'm enjoying it too much and am therefore going a little too fast and my brain needs to catch up! haha

Thanks for responding!

4 Answers

Shaun Kelly
Shaun Kelly
5,648 Points

Go in the workspaces and they provide a place to work alongside the coarse your doing theres also a quick tour of how to use it :) hope that helps

Thanks for responding so quickly Shaun! :)

I've been using Workspaces to follow along in the videos, and it works great for that. I was just wondering if there was a separate space to work in, similar to the challenges, where I can practice & it will check my work as I go (like the tasks in each challenge) to give me an idea if I'm practicing (& therefore learning) the material correctly. I guess I could do that in Workspaces, but to my knowledge it won't tell me when I'm doing something incorrectly/correctly.

Do I just need to do each challenge/quiz set over and over again for practice until I feel good about it, and then move on?

Shaun Kelly
Shaun Kelly
5,648 Points

Np R.Katelyn Dekle! :D hehe I understand what you mean and yes you should because I do that as well but not sure about the separate workspaces for html and css sorry :(. I go through each video about 3/4 times before moving on to the next step to understand it completely because it's bad to skip videos if people don't understand it. And the next video would be harder because it will probably be about the previous video if that makes sense. But it just depends on what its about and how hard it is. I have even gone through some videos over 30/40 times before because I wasn't understanding it at all haha.

Hope that helps a little

haha! Okay, well I'm glad I'm not alone. By Stage 5 or so, I started to feel like things were beginning to run together. I decided that I'm probably just guessing on some of the challenges and getting it right by instinct or something, but I don't actually know what I'm doing yet. I'll try your method and backtrack a bit to make sure I'm really getting this all down!

This coding stuff is REALLY cool and I'm loving it, but it isn't for the faint of heart, or the undisciplined, for sure! :D

Shaun Kelly
Shaun Kelly
5,648 Points

nice one! :D let me know how it goes. Keep it touch

Thanks! Will do. :)

May be stating the obvious but for html/css if you're using IE and maybe Firefox (don't know bcos I don't have it installed) you can just browse to the html in your docs through the browsers File menu. As long as the css is in the same folder and the file path to the css is correct you should be good to go. You can't do it in Chrome as its web-facing and can't access your files unless you've got a server installed.. I'de recomend Notepad++ as a free code editor. It has a ton of features that will come in handy as you progress.