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Josh Torres8,945 Points
The fill in the blank questions make it hard to learn
Hello, I have always been a fan of your site because of the multiple choice questions. I understand that the fill in the blank questions cause the person to think more, but could there at least be some way of knowing what the correct answer is? It can be discouraging when I keep guessing and cannot figure out what the answer is. At least with multiple choice I can think and then once I come back I know what the correct answer is. Otherwise, I walk away having no idea what it is. Thank you.
Matt Campbell9,767 Points
Fast forward a few weeks or months when you're out in the big scary deving world and you come up against an issue. The ONLY tool you have to solve the problem is research. That word should be the first thing you think about in the morning and the last thing you think about at night. Everyday I'm researching how to do something, be it an idea or relevant to a current project.
There's a tonne of clues to direct you with the videos. The title of the relating video, the content of the video just watched. You're set on the right course already.
All the answers are in the videos. We're not being asked to work stuff out we haven't been told about. Go back, rewatch the video and take your time over the section that relates to the question.
You could tell me the question and I could give you the answer but, when you're on your own, there's not going to be anyone there to give you the answer. Keep at it, research the question and you'll get there in the end. There's a whole world of much tougher questions out there so keep the faith and you'll be grand! :)
James Barnett39,199 Points
I'm not sure that guessing at a multiple choice question does you any favors. If you don't know why the correct answer is correct, and you can't explain the concepts to someone else then you aren't ready to move on.
Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning
- Remembering: can the student recall or remember the information?
Correctly answering a multiple choice question on the first attempt
- Understanding: can the student explain ideas or concepts?
Explaining the concept to someone who has never heard of it before is a great example of this level of learning.
- Applying: can the student use the information in a new way?
This is where the code challenges come in.
What's my point?
When working on a badge on Treehouse you should be able apply a concept if talking about coding courses before proceeding on.