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do we have to remember all method signatures

 
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Hi,

I am preparing for wcd exam, but when i answer mock exam questions at end of each chapter in Head First, i am not able to score more than 66 percent in first attempt. This is majorly because of method signatures. There are so many method signatures to remember. Should we mug up all the methods and their signatures before we take up the real exam.. ( :-( looks like that..) can anyone clarify.

Secondly, there are some topics (one or two for every chapter) which are covered only in mock exams of Head First book. Why are these not covered as part of chapter but asked in mock exams? Is this intentional?

Thanks in advance

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hi Sandeep

I think if you get the api "logic" is pretty easy go remember the methods api, I think that the exam purpose is to learn the logic behind the methods.

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Mihai, good point. Also, the more you code using the methods the easier it is to remember them, so code, code code and they will be easier to remember.
 
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Originally posted by Sandeep Raya:
... majorly because of method signatures. There are so many method signatures to remember. Should we mug up all the methods and their signatures before we take up the real exam... can anyone clarify.



In engineering, generally, one does not remember every detail in the book but focuses on how to use the book - it is not productive to try to remember method names and signatures .... one should focus on packages and what they try to do in general.

Then when you need something, look in that package.

This stuff has to be gained by osmosis ~ not cramming.

Secondly, there are some topics (one or two for every chapter) which are covered only in mock exams of Head First book. Why are these not covered as part of chapter but asked in mock exams? Is this intentional?



We will direct your question to the authors, provided you are talking about Heads First Java. These books are not easy to write because of what you are experiencing right now. If you can provide us a clarified workup of your question, I will forward it to Bert.





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