This is more of a vent and to see if others are having similar issues or if I am just uneducated when it comes to learning code. It seems the instructions are not complete instructions and when you get “stuck” the comments in the console and the “hints” do not always address the issue.
For instance, in lesson 8, Word Up the instructions say to create a new variable inside the if statement. But that doesn’t work when you run the code. my interpretation of inside the if statement is below the lines where the your if statement is. However, when you list the new variables above the if statement (I interpret that as outside the if statement), the code works. So I don’t know if the code is correct as constructed or maybe it isn’t and I need additional indents to make it work in the if statement. I don’t know, because the instructions do not specify.
Additionally, in lesson 10, Ending Up, I do not get from the instructions that the code is, new_word = new_word[1:len(new_word)], from, Set new_word equal to the slice from the 1st index all the way to the end of new_word. Use [1:len(new_word)] to do this. Maybe it’s user error, but it feels a lot like the explanation is lacking.
This is especially frustrating when trying to learn something new. it’s just been a sh!t experience so far.
it’ nice the community can help out where the instructions fall short. I’m learning more from the community and the actual lessons.