After my post on the above topic came out, I have had encountered numerous queries in this area. The questions were varied, but after aggregating I could group them generally into three categories. There were some which were unique to the individuals’ situations, so I would leave them out.

 

Category #1: Is it OK to attend courses?

 

This was the most common line of questioning I got, which I believe it stems from my post’s biasness and impression on self-learning via available offline and online resources.

 

I do recognize the differences in every individual’s learning styles and methods; some prefer to go through on their own, while some prefer someone to guide them along, and others may want to have a hybrid of the former two.

 

As emphasized in the earlier post, not all courses are suitable for everyone, as the course structure may have a