Assitan Koné
Feb 9

Learning Data Science is hard, here are tips to help you to get comfortable

Data Science is a rapidly evolving and complex discipline, so it's not surprising that many people feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of knowledge that needs to be acquired. However, there are ways to overcome this frustration and keep moving forward. Here are five tips to help you achieve your data science learning goals.

Set achievable goals

Set achievable short and long-term goals, such as participating in a data science project or learning certain key skills like data cleaning, model evaluation. You can use SMART goals for that and use a tool like Notion to create a second brain.

Create a study plan

Plan your study time based on your goals and availability. This can include dedicated time for reading, practicing, and collaborating with others in the same field. You can use the Pomodoro technique and create SMART objectives to help you. You can also try to track your habits to see your improvement. Create the perfect roadmap with our course.

Join a community

Join an online or in-person community of data scientists and people interested in learning. Exchanging ideas and knowledge can help you feel less alone and overwhelmed. You can find local communities on Meetup or join global communities like Omdena. You can also try to find them on Discord or Slack. For example, Ladies of Code is a great community for women in Tech. If you want to join a Data Science community focused on communcation skills, join us here!

Be patient

Data science is a discipline that takes time and patience to master. Don't get discouraged if you don't immediately understand everything you learn, and be willing to take the time to repeat concepts that you have trouble with.


Practice is the key to mastering data science skills. Get involved in projects and solve problems to apply what you've learned. Get a dataset in Kaggle, OpenML, Paper With Code, etc., or start web scraping websites with Beautiful Soup for example.


By following these tips, you should be able to overcome the frustration of learning data science and move forward with confidence.


Assitan Koné
Founder @Codistwa
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