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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raising Exceptions

This lesson and last lesson are a bit hard to understand..

Are their any smaller programs that do the same thing...I've gone word blind, and very confused.. Feel like i've missed an entire course between these few lessons

3 Answers

Alyssa Wren
Alyssa Wren
1,748 Points

I completely agree and it has nothing to do with mental exhaustion- I found every lesson up to this point extremely easy to understand and was getting 100% on the quizzes. This lesson was hard to follow and I felt many concepts were introduced and glossed over far too quickly

Alyssa Wren & Luis Cardenas Hello to you both, I just want to say although its difficult at times learning at Treehouse I find that Treehouse does a good job to guide me in the right direction but occasionally the above does happen and at time like these I refer to books - I know I shouldn't have to but I do. In this case I've brought a book called Python by Mike McGrath and once I've learnt the missing links as it were I will go back to Treehouse and continue to learn from them. Hope that helps, and don't give up!!! All the best, Jason.

Alyssa Wren & Luis Cardenas Hello to you both, I just want to say although its difficult at times learning at Treehouse I find that Treehouse does a good job to guide me in the right direction but occasionally the above does happen and at time like these I refer to books - I know I shouldn't have to but I do. In this case I've brought a book called Python by Mike McGrath and once I've learnt the missing links as it were I will go back to Treehouse and continue to learn from them. Hope that helps, and don't give up!!! All the best, Jason.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,954 Points

Perhaps you just need a break to recover from mental exhaustion. There's actually a course here on How to Learn, it's full of suggestions on ways to overcome common issues folks face when trying to learn lots of new things quickly.

There's also an episode of The Treehouse Show that discusses an experience students have called "hitting the wall", and how to manage it. The instructor even quotes me at one point.   :smile:

These exception videos are alot more confusing than previous ones nothing to do with mental exhaustion!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,954 Points

Having "gone word blind" sounds pretty serious, so exhaustion seemed like a likely cause.

But in any case, you can expect that some concepts will be more challenging to master than others, and the tips in the learning videos might be helpful.