Day Six of School

Firstly, I think I’m going to journal over the weekend. I did some work then and I think it would have helped if I commented on my experiences.

I have so much work to do, but I’m putting a dent in it. We’re working with various functions and object/array exercises. Accessing an object through an array is tricky. How do you do that? It feels like it’s taking me so long to complete each exercise; in actuality, it’s probably 30–40min a problem. Sometimes an hour if it’s new or tricky. I wonder what the average time is for each exercise? I worry I’m too slow. I know it doesn’t matter right now, but worry doesn’t care about that.

Today we learned about scope, high order functions, hoisting, and callbacks. It’s a lot to chew on. I will definitely need more practice and exposure to scope and hoisting and why they’re important to consider. It’s not something I’ve had to focus on much thus far, so I’m interested to see when those things will be necessary to consider. I’m sure the more we work with HOFs the easier they’ll be. I understand them. Callbacks I get in principal. I’d like to use them more and practice. We also started working with lodash. That’s what we’ll be working on mostly tomorrow.

Mental state: it’s hard to focus on new work when I’ve not completed previous work. Everything feels like it’s snowballing. I’m chipping away at it a bit at a time.

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