Helppp - Learning method?

Hi guys,
I have 0 coding background and I recently started learning javascript looking for a career change in the future. I started learning JavaScript sessions with FCC and everything goes ok, I finished 50% of the Basic JS session. My question is: it seems like I can pass the small quiz after each session but as I study more I forget things I have learned before, and I feel like I still have no idea how to write a script. And I will probably have no idea how to solve a quiz that combined with all the sessions I have learned in the past, makes me concerned and I feel like I need to adjust my learning style and find a place where I can practice what I have learned instead of just reading and passing small quizzes after each session on FF.
Did this happen to you guys and what are your solutions and suggestions?
Thank you so much for reading.

Repetition and taking notes (on paper). Learning to code is like relearing math. Every time you think you’ve learned something major, apply it somewhere. Do mini projects. Just learned how to manipulate an array? Make something with it Just learned how to manipulate HTML? Make something with it. Eventually, you’ll forget less and less.

Also, forgetting stuff happens to the best of us. Google is your friend. Using it doesn’t make you any less of a developer. I can’t tell you how many times per day I have to google something basic.

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Also, keep in mind, just learning Javascript isn’t going to change your career at all. I’d recommend learning HTML/CSS then Javascript, then a User Interface tool like React. Then you’ve gotta learn NodeJS/APIs/Back-End development. The order that FCC presents their modules are exactly how you should be learning. Skipping straight to JS is just gonna hinder you because a lot of the topics you’ll be applying JS to require a baseline knowledge of HTML/CSS. I’d start from the very beginning, if I were you :slight_smile:

It’s also not something you’re going to pick up and change your life in 6 months to a year. It’s like earning a college degree. It takes a lot of time and effort.

Hi @Tarkii !

Welcome to the forum!

There are a few things to remember here :grinning:

No.1: You are still pretty early on in JavaScript and have only been introduced to the concepts once. It is completely normal to figure a lot.

No.2: This is still really new to you so it is completely normal to not be able to write your scripts with confidence yet. It will take time.

The best form of practice is by building projects.
My advice would be to finish the basic JS session and then start the next section and start going through these basic javascript projects

You don’t need to do all of these.
Just do a few as you continue with the fcc course.

This is completely normal.
You are brand new to programming and it will take a while before you are confident in your skills.
Just take it day by day and keep learning and building.

Hope that helps!

Thank you so so so much! I love it!

Hi Kris,
Thank you for your input I totally agree with you. The reason I started Js first is because I wanted to go to a hack reactor bootcamp (but still thinking about it, so expensive!)
You are definitely right, I should start with HTML :slight_smile: Thanks again!

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