A note on learning something new:
Learning is difficult. No matter how many bells and whistles an online course has, teaching yourself and learning anything new requires a lot of work. The way to make learning not feel like work is to have fun while doing it. Here are some tips on how to have fun while learning:
Experiment. Take a break from the lessons and experiment with something you’re interested in. If you ever ask yourself, “How does this tool work when I use it like this?” Try it out! This is your adventure.
Try and try again. When doing anything new, your first try won’t work. The only way to get it to work is to keep trying. The best way to learn is to fail fast and keep going.
- Strive to understand. This course is not a tutorial for you to mindlessly follow. We hope that you take your time to understand what is happening. Use the challenges throughout the course as an opportunity to test yourself.
Keep the end in mind. What am I trying to accomplish in this lesson? Why am I taking this course? What do I want to make with everything I learn? These are all questions you should have answers to. You need reasons to learn effectively.