i feel like i would be overusing it. I dont truley need it but im designing a text based game to practice classes, switch, loops, booleans, and if/else/ifelse's
after every entry i would like it to clear the screen and move to the next menu.
Honestly if this is part of a bigger project then don't even worry about it. If you've looked at the article I linked to you'll see that for a beginner some of the methods are projects in and of themselves, so don't get hung up on this petty detail. If it's bothering you that much then write your game first and include a function called "clear()" or something simple, inside of that use the system call but come back to it once you're happy with the rest of your project.