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I've took on computer science school, now I mainly want to work in IT but I have to go through two years in which I have to study and pass programming. Now first semester, I got a C (because I couldn't come up with a code) and my second semester was cancelled because of covid. This is my third and I have a huge problem coding. My exam will have a specific question and give you all the details and variables I UNDERSTAND what the program should do, I know the syntax, I just don't know where to begin. And then my code will have all those errors (especially long codes) that I don't know how they originated despite me following the rules very closely. Now if I look at my friend's solution, I'll think "That was easy, why couldn't I think of this?"

What is your train of thought when solving a problem?

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  • $\begingroup$ If there was only one tip I could give you, it'd be "divide and conquer". $\endgroup$ – aybe Nov 22 at 6:55
  • $\begingroup$ Questions about programming are off-topic here. Questions about teaching and learning how to program can be asked on Computer Science Educators, your question may be on-topic there. $\endgroup$ – Discrete lizard Nov 22 at 11:27

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