Does any of you ever struggle with explaining the coding concepts you learned? Like, with your own words? Without just reading from the lesson. For me it’s something hard tbh, and really, if you can’t put what you think you know into words, then that knowledge isn’t as solid yet.
I would love it if you had some tips for putting coding knowledge into words…so far the only thing I’ve figured out that has really helped me, is to not be afraid to “sound dumb”. And don’t say words you don’t know the meaning of just because they were in the lesson. So every time I go like “The self keyword refers to the instance, not to the class”, I would ask myself “Yeah and what’s an instance?”. You know, like, pretending you’re having a conversation with someone who knows nothing about coding. That helps me discover if I actually know the things I just assumed I knew because “who wouldn’t know that?”.
Sometimes I’m afraid to ask myself those questions, because I know that I don’t really know the answers, and I don’t wanna feel dumb. So I end up with a non-solid knowledge…but hey! I didn’t feel dumb!
Please excuse my redundant rambling
(Its not as long as I thought though)