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  1. In Topic: Best self-help for SQL, prof is difficult

    Posted 12 Sep 2013

    View PostRyano121, on 12 September 2013 - 01:35 PM, said:

    I find fiddling around with code works for me personally, but it may or may not work for you. Who knows before you try it right?

    If you have memory problems then flash cards are ok I suppose. I find the process of writing down what you know onto the cards more helpful than using the actual cards afterwards (perhaps I like just cards), but again give them a go.

    You say that you want some SQL videos or something to watch, yet afterwards say that you struggle to maintain attention when watching movies. In that case how are videos going to work? To be honest I am struggling to see how you learn. You say you don't like reading and videos zone you out. The only option then I suppose is doing and trying things out.


    I think I should've been clearer.. I LOVE to read, the book he's assigned is just not working. Videos and I get along fairly well! I pause them and go try what they're doing (in the case of VB that's what I was doing all afternoon). Writing things down helps, I just need to find out whether its implementing code or writing it down that makes it stick.

    I didn't realize I came off as dissing every learning style for myself. :/ Totally not my intention when I sat down to write this!
  2. In Topic: Best self-help for SQL, prof is difficult

    Posted 12 Sep 2013

    View Postmodi123_1, on 12 September 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

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    . There are missing pieces and he's never actually coded before, I found out, he's just taught it and been taught it so there's no hands-on experience.

    I honestly find t. s hard to believe.


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    I'll do that! That'll definitely help me remember these things. Do you recommend flash cards as well or just fiddling around with the codes themselves?

    I have no idea what trips your trigger for learning. You sketched a whole mess of ways you cannot learn so.. I guess? If flash cards do it for you then go nuts. If actually making a table and shuffling data around in sets helps then do that.


    He literally told us he hasn't had hands-on experience in like a job where you're paid to code things. After he found out we had someone who had been coding for 10 years+ in the class he said that. His coding experience is limited to the classroom and his PhD program is what he said. I think I mistyped but I'm a mixed learner so I learn all three of the ways.

    I'll do that tonight after I get home. I'm banking on doing really well in this class and learn to love SQL like I'm loving VB.
  3. In Topic: Best self-help for SQL, prof is difficult

    Posted 12 Sep 2013

    View Postmodi123_1, on 12 September 2013 - 01:08 PM, said:

    Perhaps you should change your mode of learning. Painting yourself into a corner of negatives, can'ts, won'ts, and don'ts seems counter productive. You can train yourself to learn differently. Yes, you can learn to learn.


    I'm just overly discouraged is all. I'm normally not so down on myself when it comes to school. Lately it's been all at once. One of those weeks. :(/> I'll work on that. I don't like being a negative Nancy!

    View Postmodi123_1, on 12 September 2013 - 01:08 PM, said:

    You are saying it provides too much information?


    The book doesn't have the right information. There are missing pieces and he's never actually coded before, I found out, he's just taught it and been taught it so there's no hands-on experience. I'm trying to fill in the gaps with things I find.

    View Postmodi123_1, on 12 September 2013 - 01:08 PM, said:

    Why not install MSSQL EXpress, MYSQL, etc and futz with it?


    I'll do that! That'll definitely help me remember these things. Do you recommend flash cards as well or just fiddling around with the codes themselves?

    - Bird
  4. In Topic: Display calculations, label status bar only appears visible/not

    Posted 12 Sep 2013

    I have to put in the label for this specific instance. Otherwise I would've used a message box. I've got a message box for the print to file. I think I might've figured out how to make it disappear and appear only when necessary. Now I need to work on my calculations because they're showing up wrong.

    I would prefer, however, to use a message box. I like them better.

    - Bird
  5. In Topic: Display calculations, label status bar only appears visible/not

    Posted 12 Sep 2013

    Okay, I got it to display! :D Now I'm just plugging away at that lblStatus bar thing. So I'm good to go on the display issue. Just an FYI.

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Learning VB, learning SQL

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