Hi, I started a few days ago on the computer science career path, learning Python. It’s my first experience with programming in general.
Everything was going great all through the control flow, functions section and most of the list section. I could think my way through most lessons, challenges etc.
Now I’m at loops, and I find myself struggling to understand. I have to look at the solutions for every step, and I feel that codecademy is slightly jumping ahead. For example, in my most recent lesson, the solution was to use a nested loop. Only, I don’t feel that they have gone through properly how to use nested loops etc. It’s a bit like they’re asking for me to give them output before they give me input.
And so I suddenly feel I’m slightly in over my head.
So the question is, is this normal? Should I just accept not understanding for now and continue looking at the solutions and trying to understand them, or should I go back through the syllabus, or maybe use some alternative learning sources (books, videos etc) to get more understanding before continuing?
I would really appreciate som guidance here.