You really can’t say ‘take notes’ too many times, haha.
My worksheet has the following headings:
WHAT I DID YESTERDAY - Here, I review/link to problems and challenges I did yesterday so I can make sure I can still do them today.
NOTES - For the current challenge/algorithm, this is where I write out my thought process before I actually code. If you don’t already do this, it makes coding sooo muuch easierrr…
ALGORITHM QUESTIONS - This is where I write the ‘little steps’ involved in solving a challenge/algorithm: how do I remove duplicate elements from an array? how do I flatten an array? Any ‘little steps’ that I think I’ll need again in the future goes here, so that I can memorize them for future problems
ERRORS - This is where I write out common mistakes that I make that fudge up my code, so I can stop making them!
THINGS I FORGOT - This is where I note what methods and functions I knew about, but had to look up. There’s a big difference between ‘knowing’ and ‘sort of knowing’!
HOW THE BEST ANSWER WORKS - If I have access to someone else’s answer, this is where I explain to myself how that answer works, so I can absorb what ‘good code’ actually looks like (versus my own wordy, clunky code).
When all of that’s done, I add anything under ‘ALGORITHM QUESTIONS’ and ‘THINGS I FORGOT’ to my flashcards (I use Quizlet) to study for later. I then save this worksheet, then look at it again tomorrow so I can remind myself of common mistakes, things I learned yesterday, etc…