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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2 months into my Launch School curriculum and I’m just starting to ‘get’ Ruby. It’s tough at age 40 to suddenly acquire a new language, let alone a programming language. It is taking me longer than I thought, but at least it’s starting to ‘click’. Some advice? Don’t do what I did.

I zipped through the lessons, because I was in a mad rush to prepare for the big assessment.

Now, I have to hire a private tutor. Even though I’m on lesson 6, I still don’t understand how to code ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock.”…

Rebecca Thomas Bazin

Aspiring Software Engineer - former Nurse Practitioner - former Illustrator

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