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Learn C the Hard Way: A Clear & Direct Introduction To Modern C Programming by Zed A. Shaw

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Exercise 6. Memorizing C Syntax

After learning the operators, it’s time to memorize the keywords and basic syntax structures you’ll be using. Trust me when I tell you that the small amount of time spent memorizing these things will pay huge dividends later as you go through the book.

As I mentioned in Exercise 5, you don’t have to stop reading the book while you memorize these things. You can and should do both. Use your flash cards as a warm up before coding that day. Take them out and drill on them for 15–30 minutes, then sit down and do some more exercises in the book. As you go through the book, try to use the code you’re typing as more of a way to practice what you’re memorizing. One trick is to build a pile of flash cards containing operators ...

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