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How many of you do or do not understand everything you learn on sololearn and why do you think that is so

7/14/2019 3:51:42 PM

Coder X

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The tutorials are very short and not enough to cover everything regarding the topic...

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The SoloLearn tutorials are just very brief. Every topic is supposed to be touched once at least, so there is little room to explain or to give more examples. I remember that I had trouble understanding the whole OOP part of Python when I first read it here. Lately, when I looked at it again, I thought: "Wait, this is all just basics!' Yeah, it is, but if you look at them for the first time, it can still be confusing. I learn better with books that elaborate a bit more on everything.

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I never understand everything a language has to offer by doing solo learn. I use solo learn as a first way to get my feet wet in a language. After i am done here i go to youtube or if i have the budget to grab a udemy course on the subject i do that. Another point i want to touch on is you also need to practice practice practice. Build applications, websites, calculator apps. Until you do that you will never really understand the language. If your stuck in something write out the definition on a piece of paper or the syntax and it helps your brain think about it further. Sololearn only teaches the basics. It is great at it to!

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yea exactly, i do the same Jonathan Stump . but instead of udemy i use our community college... i need someone to tell me what todo, and sololearn doesnt tell me todo, it suggests things todo... and yea, some pure pressure is a really good way to get things done, plus u learn along the way.

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I completely forgot to mention, if you are skipping around to different languages it’s not a good thing for your learning. HTML and CSS are a little different. I spent around a week and a half each resulting in 3 weeks and feel pretty comfortable with them. But you can’t learn Java, javaScript etc... in a week. You need to spend enough time on each of them. I can’t tell you how long because each person is different but im talking about a month or months. Me personally I spent 4 months learning PHP. I’ve built a wordpress theme and soon will be building my own CMS to add on to my services for clients. I started learning JavaScript after i felt comfortable with php. p.s. I’m a dad that has a full time job as an IT Analyst.

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Coder X sololearn courses only can't help I would recommend you to visit different platforms if you have any doubt in that topic. The best thing is using sololearn simultaneously by attending your classes. Teachers are the best.👍

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because some subjects arent as appealing in my case.

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I think it's just a natural part of learning new things, and especially with programming, where there are a lot of concepts and different ways of thinking. A simple task may for example be executed in programming in a hundred different ways. Since programming is all about being efficient, most tutorials focus on the "best practice" or the easiest ways to achieve something, which can be a bit confusing sometimes. An example could be 20 If-statements; a beginner would understand what's happening, but it would be inefficiet. The if-statements could for example be replaced with a nested for-loop instead; it would be more efficient, but a beginner might struggle with wrapping their head around the concept of it.

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Lo bueno de Sololearn es que obtienes un pantallazo general de qué va el lenguaje que hayas elegido. En mi caso me sirve mucho porque mi manera de aprender es desde lo general a lo particular y necesito primero tener una visión amplia de todo, no puedo sólo aprenderlo. Luego puedo ver los mismos temas en algún otro lenguaje y en otro más para que algo vaya quedando. Finalmente la práctica y un buen libro hacen el resto. Pero es un proceso largo. Si perseveras e insistes, en un año eres otra persona. The good thing about Sololearn is that you get a general overview of what language you have chosen. In my case it helps me a lot because my way of learning is from the general to the particular and I need first to have a broad vision of everything, I can not just learn it. Then I can see the same themes in some other language and in another one so that something is left. Finally the practice and a good book do the rest. But it is a long process. If you persevere and insist, in one year you are another person.

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Sometimes it is not possible to understand everything in one go. So you have to go back and revise, not to mention putting into practice what you learn.

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You can't definitely rely just on Sololearn, but you can start from it. It would be great if Sololearn adds a little bit more explanation to its lessons and make the quizzes a bit harder.

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sololearn does not explain what you are learning enough, you ate shown lessons and coding but sololearn foes not always describe why the code works how it does

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i think its because for some of us all those new patterns of thinking are new, coures are kinda easy you can answer a lot from question but if you really wanna learn you will read comments and all those extra stuff that you have here, also i am speaking only from perspective who only learned html and css. i find very usefull that you can double check your knowledge through challanges but still with all that i am douing freecodecamp course as well. overall i like this app and courses just because they are not that hard and i am recomending this app to everyone who ask where to start or if you dont have enough time to code everyday like i dont.