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Am I a dumbass?

Is there a way to filter Coding Challenges or at least know which skills they aim to challenge? "beginner" doesn't help me. Beginner in what? Help! I need to pratice but that's too much to wade through no knowing if even anything applies to me.

10/21/2018 3:41:42 PM

Alice

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I agree with Ayushman in that there's a big gap between the levels of lessons and even the simplest challenges here (btw, I think the new linear equation challenge should not be tagged as beginner). Nevertheless, here are a few that I find relatively less challenging: -some of the patterns in Print the Pattern 1 and Print the Pattern 2. -Spy Number, -Automorphic Number, -Palindrome Number -Scientific Notation Even so, none of them are simple enough to be someone's first coding assignment. So please don't feel discouraged if you get stuck. Just share your attempt in the Q&A section here, and we'll be more than happy to help you out. You could also just try to find projects from elsewhere, or make your own! You seem to have been studying the web trio, which are the best for creative projects! Good luck! 😊

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[first question] Almost certainly not. The feeling that you don't know what's going on is (often) a healthy one--it means you've left your comfort zone (where everything is safe) and you're in a position to learn. Walking into this place on purpose is how we grow. Don't overwhelm yourself, of course :)

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Alice don't worry, take a deep breath. We've all been right where you are before. Coding challenges are not easy, hence the challenge part, but they are a great way to learn and put your knowledge to practical use. And to answer your question, no, you are not a "dumbass". I suggest you pick a challenge that appeals to you, look at other people's codes and learn, and then try it yourself. Or just think of something you want to try and make, and challenge yourself with it. And if you get stuck, always feel free to ask for help here. Keep up the good work, and it'll pay off. Cheers.

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What is your skill set? The important thing is to learn and experiment at a pace that's right for you. Also, there are various sites you can go to for other challenges with various levels of difficulty. We will be more than happy to help you with your learning experience. https://code.sololearn.com/W6n681r7b33g/?ref=app

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Hey Lady! I have been studying on my own through books, courses, and SoloLearn for almost a year now. I *just* started doing the challenges too and I am also very challenged by them(a lotta 1's and 2's!). I was very discouraged at first but I dusted my pride off and I started looking at "View Correct Answers" afterwards. I have been writing down every question and answer down in a composition notebook and I look at them, try to make sense of them, play with them on the computer when I have time. It's helping me learn a lot at a faster rate then the many other efforts I have tried. And, since I started about a week ago, I have improved at the challenges! So, keep going! It's true the challenges are timed in that moment but you can take as much time as you need to study afterwards. Don't beat yourself up about low scores. They do not reflect your permanent abilities as a programmer, your intelligence, or your worth as a person. Just don't give up!

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Dear Alice, Further to Kishalaya Saha and other friends' answers, because your current learning is HTML+CSS+javascript, may I suggest you to try out web projects about drawing, animation and click events?

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I just realized you may be talking about the larger challenges and not the timed challenges (they should call them different things, this is confusing). At any rate, I also haven't completed any of the larger challenges but I am getting there.

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By no means the coding challenges here are aimed at real beginners. It will be better if you become creative and start developing programs with what you have learned till now.

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Alice are you still on sololearn? don't give up. as your skill set is web oriented, you can try out these 10 mini project: https://code.sololearn.com/W0jt01Ob69QG/?ref=app

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Barak™ is also new to sololearn and also starting to try out html/css/js features, he should be happy to share findings with you, Alice . You can begin by trying to code some webpages like his~😉

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Gordon Chan omg, these look so fun!

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DumbledoresAmy ya, and i am at the first one (calculator) and i cannot position my buttons precisely as i want them to be😅