[Cuis-dev] Re : Re: Hello, new Cuis smalltalk user here!

H. Fernandes hilaire at drgeo.eu
Mon Jul 19 03:41:54 PDT 2021

Hi Joseph,

Thanks for your feedbacks, it is useful. Your messages are raising a lot of interesting questions.
- when learning something new, is it normal to not understand a lot of the teaching materials? Definitely yes it is normal, so you don't need to worry about that. I remember when I was kids, when reading books, a lot of the words I did not understood.
- is normal you need to read the solution? Definitely yes, this why the solution are there, it is part of the teaching materials. Exercises without the solution will be useless. We should add comments on the proposed solution on feedback.
- the good behaviour for a learner is to ask when you don't understand, this is what you are doingo this good. The second important point for the learner is to insist and not give up. These are two strong key points to progress when learning. I am an educator, this is how I distinguish promising students, the skill is only a minor part.
- is the book too difficult? May be, we will need more feedbacks.

Best regards

Dr. Geo -- http://drgeo.eu

----- Joseph Turco <jturk90 at protonmail.com> a écrit :
> No problem. As for a other mini update. I'm still for the most part having to look at the solutions. Maybe I'm not very good with smalltalk. Maybe its OOP I can't understand, but I really don't feel like I'm learning much. I am in no way saying its an issue with the book, it just might be at a level that is not basic enough for me. I would like to hear what peoples thoughts are on this. Maybe its OK that I'm looking at the answers?
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> -------- Original Message --------
> On Jul 18, 2021, 4:31 PM, Hilaire Fernandes via Cuis-dev wrote:
> > Thanks for the feedback. I will add details
> >
> > Hilaire
> >
> > Le 17/07/2021 à 03:06, Joseph Turco a écrit :
> >
> >> You mentioned about me looking for anything in the book, and I do have one thing to mention. Some of the exercises are kinda difficult and I've had to goto the solution. Most of them made sense after looking at the solution, but some of them I don't understand. For example.
> >>
> >> Exercise 4.9
> >>
> >> ($A to: $Z) collect [:c | (c asciiValue - 65 + 3 \ 26 + 65) asCharacter] .
> >>
> >> I have no clue how that math calculation works at all.
> >
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