What moritz said++. He implied it but I'll spell it out: learning which follows intentional, purposeful steps is learning that sinks in the fastest and is the easiest to build. Practice isn't enough. In fact practice, if done incorrectly, can be a huge, crippling hindrance. This is counter-intuitive to most, I think, but any good teacher knows it.
We also learn better when learning is enjoyable. This is why I'm a Perl critter instead of anything else. No matter how hard it's been at times, it's almost always been fun.
Stick with the monastery and participate as much as you can. Try answering questions; even if you don't always post your attempts. Read anything in here that is of interest. This place changed me from a clumsy, chainsaw-style hacker into one sincerely interested in doing things right and in ways that will outlive the first draft.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||