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New Student study tips

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New Student study tips
by Kalynn Sm, CPC-A - Saturday, 5 October 2019, 4:55 PM

Hello everyone! I am brand new to the coding program and would love to hear from you all about your learning experience and the different tips and tricks you all have used to help along the way. Any advice would be much appreciated!

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Re: New Student study tips
by Lisa Robi - Saturday, 5 October 2019, 6:56 PM

Don't try to memorize anything. All you need to know is how to find what you need. Read the discussion board for your course and learn how to use the search feature on it. Trust that the instructors know what they are doing and are only an email away if you have ANY questions.

Also, on a personal note, clean your house now while waiting on your books! Depending on what you have going on outside of school, you may not have as much time after, and it may come to a point where you have to prioritize household stuff.

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Re: New Student study tips
by Michael Wo - Sunday, 6 October 2019, 7:35 PM

Hi Kalynn,

One thing I did in Module I that I found helpful is this. When you open your exams for each section to copy/paste the questions into a word processing document. I then removed any extra words beyond the question number and the question. I added in the sections for each question # where the codes were to be found as listed on the syllabus for each exam. This gave me room to write codes out and make a few notes and to double-check before the digital entry and also made for fewer pages to work with.  Just make sure you fully indentify on your printed papers your intended answer somehow before you go to enter them in. This also made me a little more mobile to do some code searching in another location away from home for a change in the scenery which I thought helpful for my coding juju at the time. 

No luck needed, you will do great!