Could you post a few simple programs I can write? I'd like to code them and post them for your "grade" so you can tell me what I got right and what I got wrong. Once I get past this phase and have read further (I am now on Chapter 5) I will ask for harder programs to write on a different post. And if this methodlogy works very well, I will ask on a third post for difficult programs to be "assigned" to me.
Thanks for the help,