I’m brand new to coding and have found TOP amazing. I like the structured walk through and the diverse material it presents as I’m learning new concepts. However, my main gripe is the projects. It may just be me, but I found myself googling and looking at other student’s projects in order to finish the “Google Homepage” and “Rock, Paper, Scissors” projects. In order to solve the RPS project I had to use a loop–something that wasn’t introduced yet–and don’t necessarily understand why the code works as a whole. I’ve been able to hack the projects together and make them look alright, but I’m not sure if that’s the goal of these. I’m worried that I’m cheating and not getting as much out of this as I should.
TLDR; The projects seem to require more knowledge than is covered in the lessons, so I find exterior sources and have to look at other student’s work to get it done. Am I cheating myself?