How to start your Javascript learning journey

McLaren College
2 min readApr 20, 2022

Aspiring software engineers are diving into a lot of Javascript courses, and there are a whole lot of options available, whether you are a visual/auditory learner (learns by watching), a physical (learns by applying the concept), or a verbal learner (learns by discussing the topics).

We’ve already shared ‘Tips for Code Newbies’ in one of our previous blog posts, but this one here is about creating a habit that revolves around learning Javascript.

If you are eager to learn Javascript, here are some helpful methods for you;

Step 1: Create a goal.

Select a topic and a timeline to study the selected topic, identify a realistic goal and stick to your plan. Make sure that the goal you are about to set is a SMART Goal — Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-based.

Step 2: Show up!

Stick to the goal. Adhere to your specific schedule. If you scheduled 1-hour each day at 9 am. Be on-time! Start exactly at 9 am and finish it at 10 am. Do it consistently at least for 10 to 14 days, so that your mind and body get habituated to this new learning schedule.

Step 3: Be intentional.

Since you are setting a goal, and are already creating a habit to achieve the goal, make sure that your intentions follow as well. This means you need to really and intentionally want to learn JS. With intention, motivation and resilience follow.

Step 4: Finish what you started.

Once you attain and complete the previous 3 steps, you will want to go deeper into your JS journey. It won’t matter how who you are learning from, the cost of a course you enroll in, or how many learning resources you have at your disposal — what matters is, that you finish what you start. It all starts and ends with you :)

Step 5: Humility

There are going to be instances where you find yourself stuck or confused by a concept, you need to be okay with asking for help. One of the most important skills as a programmer is to be able to ask for help without any qualms. Also knowing when to ask for help, and where to ask for help is important.

If you are absolutely new to programming and are still deciding which language to start with, read more about ‘Why learning JavaScript is important!’ or if you have made up your mind and want to try your hand at JS, check out our free ‘Foundations to JavaScript’ course.



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