1.4. About LaunchCode Programs

1.4.1. Goals

We want our programs to help you build your problem solving skills and encourage you to learn how to learn. Whether you use the skills you gain in this program to get a job as a data analyst is up to you. However, no matter the path you take after this program, learning how to learn will help you continually adapt to the changing needs of your industry.

To get you ready for a career in technology, our goal is to teach you the skills found in a wide variety of industries.

1.4.2. Course Activities

We have created the course activities to make the most of your time. It is important to actively engage with each activity to maximize your learning potential. Skipping the textbook reading or falling behind on assignments can quickly lead to struggling to complete the course. Textbook Reading

Think of this textbook as your first destination in your learning journey. In addition to reading, this text includes small questions that can help you reinforce your understanding of the new material. Reviewing your notes from a given chapter before moving on to the next is another great way to make the most of your learning potential. Exercises

At the end of most of the textbook chapters, you will find a page of Exercises. These are small coding problems and are a chance for you to implement what you have just learned. While exercises do not count towards your final grade in the class, it is essential to practice in order to reinforce your understanding of the new concepts. Graded Assignments

Graded assignments are larger projects where you demonstrate what you have learned and challenge yourself. Assignments oftentimes cover multiple lessons.