I’m going through one the Python data courses and I noticed that my meta learning method isn’t as efficient as I would like it to be. After I went through all of the videos, I didn’t retain enough information from the videos to go through the final projects easily.
Now that I’m in the middle of the projects, as I get stuck, my method to get “unstuck” looks like this:
- Look at what the instructions are asking me to do.
- Ask myself, “Do I know how to code this right now?” Or, if I don’t know how to code it now, “Do I know know what it’s asking me to do?”, or “Could I break down what it’s asking me to do in pseudo code?”. Usually I know what the instructions are asking me to do, but I don’t know the syntax and language features well enough to form a good statement.
- Attempt to Google several things and notice that the results I am getting don’t seem to be relevant.
- Go through the notebooks provided in the course and try to scan the code to find the relevant parts.
How can this process be improved? I would like to shorten the time it takes for me to get “unstuck” from problems. Thank you.