Exercise Monday

As discussed in the previous lesson, you were provided a journal on your first day of class. Each weekend you'll receive a brief journalling assignment in addition to your coding homework. (If any of this sounds unfamiliar, or if you'd like a refresher, review the Journaling at Epicodus lesson now. Or see your instructor if you haven't yet received a journal.)

In future weeks we'll complete journal prompts over the weekend and discuss them with a partner Monday morning. However, this first week we'll both write our first responses and discuss them in class today.

Week One Journal Prompt


Spend a few moments thinking critically about the following questions, and record brief yet honest responses. Remember to include a date or timestamp and a brief summary of the prompt to refer back to later.

  • Why did you make the decision to enroll in a coding bootcamp? What are you aiming to achieve by completing 27 weeks of technical training?

  • Do you already have specific goals for yourself in mind? If not, can you think of any now?

Discussion


After both you and your partner have completed your response, spend a few minutes discussing what you recorded.

  • Are your goals and reasons for enrolling similar? Dissimilar? How and why?

  • You're both about to start a long journey together! Get to know each other a little.

Aim to spend no more than 15 or so minutes writing and discussing this prompt. Afterwards, advance to the next lesson where you'll learn important fundamentals you'll use every day for the next 20 weeks and beyond!