Watch this 2-minute video to see what Slack is all about:
You can use Slack to:
Asking for help on Slack:
You can post questions on slack and receive quick responses. This also enables other students to see answers to common questions. Be specific - if your code has an error you don’t understand, include the code and the error message in your question.
Please watch this video:
Office hours are set times dedicated to all of you. This means that I will be in my office (wistfully) waiting for you to come by with whatever questions you have. This is the best and easiest way to find me outside of class and the best chance for discussing class material and concerns (or anything really). Please come by!
This can be a difficult class - do not suffer in silence! Come talk to me!
Similar to office hours, your class tutors will each hold a specific period of time each week dedicated to help you will course assignments. Please don’t make your tutors sit and do emails for two hours - come by and ask for help!
While the University Library is not a stand in for TAs, you can schedule a consultation for general help with Coding, Programming, Data, Statistical, and GIS. See more at https://academiccommons.gwu.edu/writing-research-help
You will inevitably run into problems; things won’t work the way you expect, and you’ll get lots of confusing error messages. When this happens, many people turn to the following problem-solving approaches:
While these can be useful, there are also lots of excellent and free resources available - here are a few:
I find having some background music helpful for coding. My favorite channel for coding is Chillhop Lofi Hip Hop