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tihoc4n
09-22-2007, 09:30 PM
Hi, this is basically a followup from this thread...

http://cboard.cprogramming.com/showthread.php?t=91944

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?

Salem
09-23-2007, 12:18 AM
Why do you want to learn C?

ggs
09-23-2007, 02:15 AM
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-text/book/book-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.

tihoc4n
09-23-2007, 03:21 PM
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? :D I feel kinda retarded now..

Mario F.
09-24-2007, 03:43 AM
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.

tihoc4n
09-24-2007, 08:09 AM
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...