The Read-Search-Ask Methodology for getting unstuck


When you get stuck, remember: Read-Search-Ask

  1. Read the documentation or error
  2. Search Google
  3. Ask for help

This is the most time-efficient way to handle being stuck, and it’s the most respectful of other people’s time, too.

Often, you’ll solve your problem after the Read step. Sometimes, you’ll also need to do the Search step. And if you still haven’t gotten unstuck, you can Ask for help.

The best place to ask for help is right here on the freeCodeCamp forum.

If you’re around other developers, and they aren’t busy, you can also ask them to explain a concept to you in-person, and help you get unstuck that way.