Prove Me Wrong

I saw a Twitter post tonight from a woman who got accepted into coding school. To make this happen for myself, I need to just keep coding and expanding my knowledge, regardless of the ‘slow pace’.


Reading: 3D Game Programming for Kids — chapter on Playing with the console & finding what’s broken

Writing Code: In addition to the 3D Game Programming console work, I started the Beginner JavaScript course at LearnStreet and had time for three lessons.

Watching: Derek Banas’ JavaScript Video Tutorial Pt 3 on YouTube

Reporting: WordPress & Twitter

Rapport: Twitter networking

Reasoning & Logic: Reasoning Skills Success in 20 Days, Lesson 5. Perhaps my initial assessment was off. This chapter on Partial Claims and Half-Truths was interesting and gives hope for the remaining chapters.

501 Challenging Logic Reasoning Problems. Sets 9-10 had 30 problems, I got 29 correct.

Recommendations: The takeaway from missing an answer in the Logic work is to not cut corners. The stumble occurred on the last problem of the last set when I broke with routine and ‘put down my pencil’ after finding the correct answer. Normally, I quickly skim to make sure the other answers can be proven incorrect. Neglecting to do so had a negative consequence.

To see the mistake, fill in the blank with the correct answer:

“A purchase could not exist without _____.”
a.  trade
b.  money
c.  bank
d.  acquisition

Looking at the problem, I appropriately defined ‘trade’ as the action of buying and selling goods and services. You cannot purchase something without the willingness of the other party to participate in the exchange (e.g. trade).

According to the book’s answer key, ‘A purchase is an acquisition of something. A purchase may be made by trade (choice a) or with money (choice b), so those are not essential elements. A bank (choice c) may or may not be involved in a purchase.’

If I had followed habit and taken the time to to prove the other answers wrong, I would have realized ‘acquisition’ is a better answer than ‘trade’ for this scenario.



Prove Right. Then Prove Wrong.

Of note, subsequent blog posts will appear weekly rather than daily. This will allow more time for coding practice rather than simply blogging about coding.

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