I agree, every professor I've had for programming courses has told me to work on the smallest increment that I can find, and make sure it works and you understand it before going on.
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The problem that I've been struggling is that I have a hard time seeing the small parts, I want to see the whole right away. I've tried to fix this problem by working on small, generic functions (since taking a few OOP classes), and that's seemed to help me a lot. By working on the smaller functions, I tend to find bugs quickly.
I'm sure Edison turned himself a lot of colors before he invented the lightbulb. - H.S.