I don't know where to start

This wiki is designed to help you fix problems with your programs, but sometimes you may not have a broken program - you may have no program at all! This page is for those situations. It provides general guidance, as well as a starting point to tackle specific gaps in your understanding.

Where do I start?

The first advice in tackling new programming assignments is to make sure you read the instructions thoroughly and carefully. It's often tempting to read the first few sentences and then assume you know what the assignment is asking from you, but by doing this you will miss the guidance and advice provided in the rest of the text. See if there are a number of stages to be followed and whether you can start to tackle at least some of these stages.

After that, look through these pages and see if you can find any inspiration.

Some specific help:

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