# FAQ: Arrays - Accessing Array Items

This community-built FAQ covers the “Accessing Array Items” exercise from the lesson “Arrays”.

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static void Main(string args)

``````{

string[] summerStrut;

summerStrut = new string[] { "Juice", "Missing U", "Raspberry Beret", "New York Groove", "Make Me Feel", "Rebel Rebel", "Despacito", "Los Angeles" };

int[] ratings = { 5, 4, 4, 3, 3, 5, 5, 4 };

Console.WriteLine(\$"You rated the song{summerStrut[1]} {ratings[1]}");``````

I feel the lessons are a bit too narrow in what they allow as correct answer and it limits me exploring for optimal solutions.

Here is the example, although this is not the first lesson this happened in. In order to only have to change the index once (and since rating and song are always connected) I went for this solution:

`````` string[] summerStrut;

summerStrut = new string[] { "Juice", "Missing U", "Raspberry Beret", "New York Groove", "Make Me Feel", "Rebel Rebel", "Despacito", "Los Angeles" };

int[] ratings = { 5, 4, 4, 3, 3, 5, 5, 4 };
int songID = 1;
Console.WriteLine(\$"You rated the song \"{summerStrut[songID]}\" with {ratings[songID]} stars.");
``````

I felt a bit proud for thinking of it this way, especially since I’m just starting out. I was disappointed to realize this is not an acceptable solution. Instead I have to hardcode the index in there, which feels like the worse approach to me.