Motevation?

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    Motevation?

    Hi, this is basically a followup from this thread...

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    I got the book, but lately I've been finding me avoiding starting to read it, I need motivating..

    I really want to learn C but I just can't find enough motivation to dedicate my time to learning... has anyone got any advise?

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    Why do you want to learn C?
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    Instead of learning the syntax of a programming language like C, maybe you should focus on learning how to program. Here is a good, free book that teaches just that:

    http://www.htdp.org/2003-09-26/

    When you've worked through that, or if you want to try something a little more challenging, there is this book:

    http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/full-te...ook-Z-H-4.html

    Learning & understanding algorithms and the underlying methods of programming first will ultimately be more rewarding in the long run... I guarantee after you have read & worked your way through any or both of these two books picking up C will be a snap.
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    Its more the fact I just started school here in canada [from moving from england], and I've wanted to learn to program for a while, I really want to learn C, I feel torn in 2...

    Any ideas after hearing that? I feel kinda retarded now..

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    You don't "really want to learn C".

    If you did, you would feel motivated because you "really want to learn C".

    So its hard to help you.
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    I was waiting for someone to say that... lol

    I guess I'll wait to get more settled and hopefully I won't be as tired when I get back, thanks...

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