• How many hours you are studying weekly?

I study about 20 hrs a week, but I could definitely improve on the “efficiency” of my studying.

So far the year 2021 has been a whirlwind — applications for my daughter’s grade school filled up the early part of the year (finding a good school for your child adds a whole new layer of stress!!), planning both my kids’ birthday parties (which of course had to be ‘epic’ due to there being absolutely no celebrations in 2020), and postponed vacations and events are quickly filling up the calendar.

Quarantine has been lifted…


Time management will be something I need to work on for my next assessment. This should be easy, I mean Wikihow has a step-by-step guide on how to manage time during tests. As I read through each step, I’m thinking “well duh! Everyone knows that!”. It was recommended to budget time for each question, skim through the entire test to know what to expect, and leave time at the end to review answers. This was easy, and in fact I already know all this. Then why couldn’t I finish the exam on time?

I had studied so hard for “Round…


After receiving feedback on my second time taking the RB109 written assessment, I had to take a step back and figure out how to use my time during an exam more efficiently. First of all, let’s dive into a little of Launch School’s philosophy and how I got into my “not yet” situation in the first place.

To start with, the Launch School approach is the antithesis of learning “just enough”. I’ve built my lifelong educational career on this very principle: “learning just enough to get by”. It is an awful principle, but I’ve managed to come far in my…


My illustrations from 20–25 years ago

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Rebecca Thomas Bazin

Aspiring Software Engineer - former Nurse Practitioner - former Illustrator

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