Follow the Directions
The Reading is Dense
Set aside the time and do it
The tutorial recommends to be finished with the readings and lessons within 6 weeks, but no more than 8. In my past experiences trying to learn I’ve found myself taking breaks and then coming back which forces me to relearn a lot of information. Relearning what you lost feels like a huge waste of time and after several times of doing that it feels like I’m getting good at the basics, but not at anything that’s actually functional or useful. I’m diving in head first this time and it’s working out really well. By dedicating a few hours every night and on the weekends I find myself further along with learning JS than I’ve ever been. My goal over the next two weeks is to finish the Weeks 3 & 4 section and move into Weeks 5 & 6. I’d also like to try my hand at building a basic Backbone.js app as well a simple Node.js app.
A couple notes –
2. Work through the exercises on your own. I make sure that I don’t jump right into the forum to find the code that will pass. I spend a considerable amount of time trying to debug the code myself before taking a look at the forum. It’s easy to copy and paste the answer, but you won’t learn anything.