I need help from those that found success in completing the FreeCodeCamp courses. Not necessarily success in getting a job, just success in learning the concepts well enough in order to internalize the concepts in order to create your own webpages using the principles you’ve learned in the course.
I started the program earlier this week, and am almost done with the first 300 hour segment (html, css, etc). I still got a bit more to go, but I’m moving at a speed in which I should be done with it over the next day or so and ready to start the projects for the certification. But I feel like only some of it is sticking with me. I’ll be able to follow instructions without a problem, but I notice that I feel like I’m more following a tutorial than actually learning enough to do anything on my own.
Any advice on what you did or how you studied or what I can do in order to ensure that I’m ready for the projects that lay ahead of me?
To give some context of how I studied initially was I would have Evernote open on one side of the screen and the FreeCodeCamp open in the other side. Then I’d do a problem, and before clicking submit, screenshot the newest part of the code I learned into Evernote so I can review it later. This was very time consuming to me, so I changed it up to just doing the tutorial without copying the notes into Evernote. But doing both ways, I still don’t feel like I can recall the material I covered already on my own in a text editor and create my own simple webpages. Am I approaching it wrong?