Appreciate some learning tricks

Hi im pretty new to coding and i feel there is alot of new info all the time. so that makes me afraid that i might not beable to remember everything. im at fundementals now, but i can’t promise i remember everything i learned so far. Is there a specefic way i should be studying while following the tutorial? or will everything come together at the end somehow? I have never been the brightest star in the class so appreciate some studying/learning advice.

There’s no tricks. You just have to put in a lot of time and focus to do the work. Go as slowly as you need to in order to understand the lesson that you are on. You don’t need to remember it, but if you undersand it then you’ll be able to quickly reference it in the future. It takes as long as it takes and trying to go fast will just mean being lost later.

2 Likes

Practice is key to retention. Take what you’ve learned and make something with it, even if it’s some one-off throwaway “hello world” type of thing. I find it useful to have a “sandbox” project for each new tech I’m learning where I just screw around with it. It works both as practice and as a reference for when I forget.

And you will forget a lot and have to go back to the reference material to pick it up again. That’s just how learning works. I still can’t do CSS grids without a reference open.

2 Likes

that’s normal and expected.
Focus on learning what the stuff does, and in a second moment where you can find the info you need. Programmers consult often documentation and google stuff they need to use.
You should apply the Read-Search-Ask method, Read carefully what you need to do, google what you are missing, ask for help if nothing works

2 Likes
so that makes me afraid that i might not beable to remember everything.
If you keep going you will be suprised by how much you retain over time. Keep solving challenges - thats the key. When it gets really hard, take a break, go back and redo some previous challenges, well thats my style, repetition, repetition.
2 Likes

Thanks alot guys very helpful advice, it helps to keeps the motivation up when you know that you are on the right path. :smiley:

1 Like

You can make code notes as well, so that you can check them if you forget something :wink:

1 Like