What are your biggest struggles while you are learning to code?

Mine is to keep in mind what I learn, like different functions in string formatting and such, in coding, like @kyleexo8967630783

But other than coding, it is when learning a topic online, especially with lockdown, staying in one website. I always switch my website up constantly, which upsets my parents. Like even for CodeCademy, I moved to JetBrains Academy for a short time. I then looked for more websites and found out that CodeCademy is actually one of the best. Now I am back, and I hope for good.

I think the best way to get information to really stick in your head is doing some kind of project with it. Find ways to use the coding concepts you learned to build something you’ll like.

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Totally agree with you. Doing a variety of projects and applying the new learned concepts in your projects is the real challenge…

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My biggest struggle was with Object Oriented Programming. I passed that section without really understanding what I was doing. It seemed as if the instruction in some areas was very cryptic. Also, how do I make my own post on these forums?

Same here. I honestly can’t remember more than a few things out of all the lessons I’ve taken here on JavaScript and everywhere else too.

then try what i did i did. buy a jotter, write out thing writing in the lesson, if possible the code also. then after you have finished a lesson or topic go back and read your jotter then go back to the previous and memorize it with your jotter or a book specially for your learning on code academy

try this and see the outcome. you will understand better

and the book or jotter should be meant for you learning on codeacademy. don’t use it for something else
let it be like a notebook for learning here
write every single and important things you might forget
before you start writing make sure you write the subject and topic
for example subject is name of the course or skill path or career you are learning and topic is the topics under it
thank you

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my problem is to be able to get most exercises and quizzes right in 1st try and then when i try doing them on my own, it just doesn’t happens the same way. and then i stop learning ahead in hopes to master that particular topic first. Does it makes sense or am i just stupid?

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More like knowing how to do but not knowing what to do and from where to begin. Would love to hear a solution for this!

This is my first time learning to code, with barely any mathemetics experience and i am finding it really challenging! Some days are good and others are bad. I am currently trying to learn Python but can’t figure out what to apply it to!

I have tried the challenge to flip a coin and have no clue so back to the drawing board!

I have the same problem, I’ve been really struggling to learn JavaScript. When i read the lessons here most of the time I can follow along but if there’s no instructions or steps i can do nothing. I keep repeating the same courses here trying different study methods but so far nothing is sticking with me.

I hope you can find something that works for you or someone will have some advice. Best of luck.

Hello @afsheen01 , @byte5723385929

Sometimes it takes a few tries for a topic to solidify. Continue on learning the steps first. Doing one of the projects at the end, helps reinforce topics you’ve learned.


I’ve repeated the same first few parts of a few java and programming courses here at least 5 times in the last 3 months and i can’t remember a single thing. The projects are a total failure, even with the hints and video i don’t understand anything

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yeah, i am kinda really excited about the course i am doing and just can’t figure out what else should i do with it. Think it will take time but i’ll figure it out gradually but its taking a lot of time. Thank you though for consoling. wish you best of luck. :slightly_smiling_face: :upside_down_face:

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yeah, i’ve been doing those extra projects as well, got one right, one 84% right and one 92% right, beside those projects embedded in the exercises, it helps a lot i just can’t think of other scenarios where i should use them , you know like some mock projects on my own or anything. Although i am doing a webDev course and just got through css and started js, i highly doubt myself and can’t move forward. if that makes any sense. Any suggestion or solution for it?

Yes, it makes a lot of sense. It’s that feeling of “now what”.

There are code challenges here:
[Challenge] Build a Web Page for Your Favorite Band

As well as, look for a To-Do list tutorial in Javascript to get a better understanding of how it works in real life. Search for project based tutorials in a language you want to practice. This way you are not starting from scratch completely.

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Okay then maybe the approach to learning needs to be complemented with another approach. Try finding tutorial projects for the language you are learning. Don’t give up, keep trying. I know it can feel like nothing makes sense and one day a it all comes together. :bulb:

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I just want to let you know that it feels like there is no progress but there is. It just takes time and it’s only after that you will notice that. Keep it going and do not stop.

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Thank you! will try that and let you know how it goes. :upside_down_face:

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Thank you. I hope I can learn something eventually. I have been looking for other ways to practice and compliment what I’m learning here but everything else is too advanced it is so frustrating. I need something with instructions and all the steps like in the lessons here…I don’t know how to write any code or where to look it up on google. I can’t learn enough to do a basic exercise anywhere…i don’t know what to do.

What course/path are you taking?

As I mentioned above, try searching for "tutorial ". You would be surprised how many step-by-step tutorials are out there including videos. I did encounter some that didn’t “work out” in the end but you get a good idea of where to start. Make sure the articles are not too old.

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