Loops and Recursion Practice Needed

I just finished the first section on the Javascript and am really struggling with understanding loops and recursion. I can follow the instructions in the step by step lessons but felt that the challenges were a big step up in difficulty.

I got through them but relied heavily on the videos and hints. I’m feeling discouraged that I wasn’t able to retain what I learned to apply it.

I’m hoping that maybe some of you have some good places to practice loops and recursion? Or resources that explains these concepts in smaller increments.

Thank you!

This is a time when there is a significant step up in complexity. It’s going to happen a few times in your learning journey. If you used videos and hints extensively, why not practice more by going through the lessons again without videos and hints. Feel free to come here to the forum to talk through your problem solving and get some help, but write all of the code yourself.

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Thank you for responding. That’s a good idea. I think I will.

I’m hoping for some resources specific to loops and recursion.

hi @alexISonFIRE07,

i try practice through codewars, i found lot of test using loop and recursion.


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Thanks buddy! That’s the kinda thing I was looking for.
I am also taking the advice of a previous person who responded and going back through.

I’ve found that I can prove to myself that I understand the concept when I can look at the bottom of the lesson and complete the challenge without looking at the lesson itself.

Again, I appreciate the codewars advice. I’ll check it out.

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Just want to add… It is very normal to get overwhelmed by a lot of programming concepts… Even the best of programmers regularly get overwhelmed by new technologies.

Keep at it, you can do it!

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Thank you for the encouragement! I’m going back through the basics.

I think that I’m constantly in a state of rush to try to complete these courses so that I can say I know JS. When finishing without comprehension is pretty close to a waste of time.

I’m going to try to quantify knowledge and being ready for the job market with the quality of my learning and skill vs the quantity.

Thank you for the encouraging words. I can tell by the last line that you’ve been in this spot. I appreciate it!