I worked on lessons one, two, and three prior to the June 7 class so that I could at least have a basic understanding of what our lecture that night was going to cover. I was able to make it through lessons one and two fairly easily and with few issues. Lesson three, however, proved to be a different beast. No matter how many times I re-read the descriptions and instructions, there were certain steps that I was unable to perform correctly and move past. For the first time this semester, I was forced to use the “get a hint” and “get the code” tools during this lesson module. I’m not happy about having to do that, to say the least, but it was a necessary step in order for me to proceed through the exercises. I went back through each lesson and looked at the correct code, which helped me to see where I went wrong when trying to complete the exercises.
I’m hoping that our June 14 class lecture will help me make more sense of the concepts I encountered in the Codecademy lessons. I look forward to applying these concepts through the slideshow exercise in the coming week.