Looking for a better study method

Hi All,

I have been constantly studying code for the past 3 months on many different online platforms, and am extremely dedicated and into pursuing it. I am Italian and English is my second language so I am really focusing on the courses, but I am having difficulty applying what I have learned to the actually coding and remembering the different sequences.

I have always been into the digital and technological world due to my past employment but coding is a whole new thing for me.

At the moment I am having issues with Bootstrap (for example) but I will figure it out.
Are there any tips or suggestions for a new whole and better workflow? Would you please tell me your past experience in coding and learning process? My problem is that I can do it for roughly 3/4 hrs a day, due also to sleep/work, and I feel like it’s not enough.

I am considering restarting the program, which I think is a great resource (freecodecamp is amazing). What do you think?

Please let me know any suggestions, and `I really appreciate your time spent reading this!


You need to quickly “apply” what you have learned so far, and just make/start a project. Then as you figure out how to do certain things in your own project, you can research just those particular aspects.

Guaranteed – you’ll learn more this way, and what you learn while doing this will stick with you vs. stuff you just read or watched from a video.

Pick a website, or design/layout your own website and then try to clone its look using CSS and Bootstrap. You will learn a lot of new CSS, properties and techniques.

I am considering restarting the program,

This will not help you. You’ll just end up in the same place again… i.e. can’t remember anything, can’t apply what you learned in a practical way.

As @owel said, doing the actual coding helps. If you are following the freeCodeCamp map, then you are already on the right path. Just keep doing the challenges.

If you learn best by writing it down, keep a notebook handy and jot down any awesome new concept or lesson that helped you get over a hump. If you remember better by hearing it repeated, then record your self just as you would in the notebook.

Copy all of your codes to a safe place so you can go back to review it.

Download a free Bootstrap theme and start working on the Tribute assignment with it. This really helped me when I first started with it.

It’s okay if you only have a couple of hours a day to code. Just keep great notes so when you come back to it you won’t have to start over.

Also, if you haven’t done it yet, start reading freeCodeCamp Medium Digest. It has articles for almost everybody and at different learning levels.