My prof can only meet Tuesdays and Thursdays right after class (other times are by appointment and since I can't drive, I really can't be asking my parents to drive me back to school after driving me home) and I go on both days to try to get extra instruction and he keeps telling me to look in the book. The book is crap. It's rather wordy and doesn't give me a good feel for things. It's on the conceptual end of things rather than the practical end of things. I appreciate the need to learn why we're doing it that way but I feel like I'm missing the how. I stare at the code for what feels like forever and get nothing done.
Although I'm not sure you guys have any videos laying around or anything, possibly. I'm game to read articles too and see if that helps click in my mind. I'm just struggling a lot with this class while fairly breezing through VB with a few minor hiccups here and there (that I can normally puzzle out for myself). I would love to be able to figure out SQL like that but it seems to be super finicky no matter what I do. Reminds me of when Brian Regan said "I before e except after c and when sounding like a as in neighbor and weigh, and on weekends and holidays and all throughout May, and you'll always be wrong no matter what you say!" SQL reminds me of a temperamental old biddy.
As a side note, I don't live in the same city as my school and there are is no good bus transport to the city my school is in. And there aren't tutors for this class! I think I should get a good grip on SQL and apply to be a tutor for this class for people like me. Sheesh. Anyhow, any help would be absolutely wonderful! I've spent too many nights going way past my bedtime looking for something reliable to help me (and relatively inexpensive). If you know of any good books out there, let me know!