The course is designed to give you the opportunity to express yourself with code. The more you know the more powerful your expression will be.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. [Albert Einstein]
Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late. [William Shakespeare]
Programming is like learning a language. The more you practice the more articulate you become. The ability to be able to express EXACTLY what you want is a powerful one. The more you PRACTICE, the better you can express yourself with code.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. [Mohandas Gandhi]
We are always here to support your learning. Review the material and speak the language of the course. A well defined question will always receive a quick and well defined answer. Help us out by making sure that the questions you ask make sense. If you don't know what you are talking about, tell us. It will get us both on the same page.
Study the past, if you would divine the future. [Confucious]
A lot of things are difficult if you approach them with the wrong attitude. We are aware that programming may not be "your thing", however it is part of the curriculum and you must learn something in order to pass. Would you rather be miserable doing something you have to, or happy?
Programming is hard. Keep at it even when it gets tough and you will be amazed at what you have done by the end of the course.
If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. [Mary Engelbreit]
There are a number of resources you can access to be successful in this class: