Learning how to write pseudo-code was a key takeaway for me. I know that writing pseudo-code will be immensely important not just for my own understanding but also to make sure the code is organized. For me, it’s always more important to understand the why rather than the how — I find that especially important here. I’m confident that the goal can be reached when I understand the concepts. The how will come.
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.