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tondelayaj 12-22-2016 07:37 PM

Assign 3
 
I am finding the assignments are getting more challenging and I am not sure if I am going to be able to get the hang of it. I have no prior programing experience and think I am going to need some help with this class..

chickentree 12-23-2016 08:35 AM

[QUOTE=tondelayaj;57436]I am finding the assignments are getting more challenging and I am not sure if I am going to be able to get the hang of it. I have no prior programing experience and think I am going to need some help with this class..[/QUOTE]
[LIST][*]Thinking you can't do something is a self-fufilling prophecy.[*]The best way I have found to learn using Alice is to: [INDENT][LIST=1][*]Have Alice running while you read the book.[*]Read the book and think about what it is saying.[INDENT]Thinking is the hardest part.[/INDENT][*]In Alice do what the book is talking about. You can usually start by doing the actual code given in the book.[*]Try something similar, then look at the results. If they're not what you expected, ask yourself why, read the book again and try another similar experiment. [/LIST][/INDENT][*]If you need help, ask for it. You can ask your teacher, classmates that are not having trouble, possibly a tutor or a forum like this, but remember, in the beginning, middle and end, you have to do the thinking and understanding part. [*]Answer quality and usefulness will usually increase with question specificity I.e. I don't get this stuff -> well, try! verses why didn't [I]this[/I] happen when I did [I]that[/I] -> because [I]something profound and insightful[/I][/LIST]
Learning to think your way through a problem is a rich, rewarding and usually painful (at least at first) process.
Mark

MrMoke 12-23-2016 04:47 PM

An Awesome Response from a Dedicated Educator.

BadWolfGeronimo 12-26-2016 01:25 PM

I'm in your class! I can help try to help you if you need it.


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