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    Just a quick hello!

    I just wanted to say a quick hello, and from the looks of this site I can see there is a wealth of knowledge available. I am currently enrolled in a basic programming concepts course that is based around C. At my previous school I had a Java class that was very difficult, due to the fast pace nature and lack of explaination on assignments. My classes are also online as well, so that adds to the difficulty.

    So far, this class is moving at an appropriate rate for begginers. I have looked ahead and I see that I need to make a currency conversion program (which seems to be the basic program for students). I am sure that I will have some questions and problems, and I am confindent that I will find the help that I need.

    I am really interested in programming, and I would really like to grasp the concepts so that I can be efficient with programming. I know that programming is like learning a foreign language, so I am looking forward to receiving some good advice and tips for creating my own programs.

    Talk to you guys soon!
    Karrie

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    Advice? Do the assignments early and do them well. I know it may sound silly or perhaps obvious, but in order to really get a grasp of the language you have to gain as much experience as possible. Learning from tutorials or books only gets you so far. The rest has to be experience.

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    Thanks for the reply MacGyver, I will definately heed your advice. Our first couple weeks look pretty slow, so I have been reading ahead and trying to learn as much as I can in advance. I'm just worried I am going to run ito the same trouble that I did with my Java class. Being online makes it that much more difficult, due to the fact that you don't receive responses in a timely manor.

    I will probably start to work on my project pretty soon here, and I will post my code for you guys to look at.

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    Another thing I would suggest.... learn to do battle with the compiler alone for awhile without any assistance except from your books/references/google. You'll probably be doing this a lot. Google especially is very effective to do searching for basic items and common errors and problems.

    This isn't to say you can't ask for help. But many times you'll be stuck with a compiler error that you can't find info on, and you'll need to use past knowledge to help you out. As long as you're motivated to learn, you should do fairly well. If you get stuck on something after working on it, ask for help, and make sure you list exactly what the problem is what you did to research it.

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