I’m a new user, first time posting, but possibly shortly to be an ex-user. I can’t get past the fact that I think I’m in way over my head here. Apologies if this doesn’t seem like the right forum, it’s just the closest match I could find.
To give a little background - I will keep this very brief. I’m currently serving in the Forces, and am trying to learn to code for some extra employability on the day I decide to leave. To be clear, I’m not just dabbling, but do this pretty much all the time when I’m not at work. I started with Python.
I’m currently at the Practice Makes Perfect point of the course, but this is the third time I’ve done it. Each of the first two runs through, I hit a wall (at respectively around 45% and 55%) where each time the course asked me to do something, I basically couldn’t. When you have to hit Solution each and every time to make it through, you start to think that maybe you’ve not understood or taken much of it in, so I reset the course, and had another run. Trouble is, now it’s happening again at Practice Makes Perfect, around the 63% mark.
I’ve had to hit Solution on every exercise from digit_sum onwards - I couldn’t get past even with the use of the forums, help, hints, and everything. I basically just don’t know how to do any of what it’s asking. I feel like I’m encountering absolutely loads of stuff that’s not been covered particularly up to now, or where the explanations given just seem like gobbledygook (“floor division”??). I’m now onto anti_vowel, and I have the same issue again where I just bluntly don’t have a clue. I’m sure I paid attention more this time through, so resetting the progress won’t do much good this time round either.
I’m… honestly just not sure exactly what to do with this now. Is there any point in trying to continue when I’m so far out of my depth? Is the idea now that you’re supposed to trawl through Google for the answers to stuff you’re not sure of? Am I supposed to work on the same course for a good few years until I get it, rather than the weeks and months I have been? Or am I supposed to understand and interpret more widely than I have been doing? Bearing in mind this is the third attempt I’ve had at this, I’m truly on the verge of giving up. Maybe coding just not for me, or I’m not wired for it.
Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? I’ve paid for six months Pro, and really don’t want to lose the money either