Recently I finished a C++ course(used this book http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Out-Early-Objects-6th/dp/0321512383 ;whether its a decent book or not I have no clue). However it was just a one semester thing and well I found my teachers rather incompetent(they basically gave everything to us; horrible way to teach).
Anyway I've been following along with papino12 & thenewboston on youtube trying to learn allegro/c++ however I can't seem to get into it, so to speak. I can "mimic" what they do without a problem and understand what each variable/Boolean etc. stands for, however I'm having problems using the information toward my own designs. Are there certain exercises or problems that would help me be able to use the things I've learned more naturally or at all for that matter?
I seem to have some sort of learning barrier that I can't figure out.
any opinions, constructive criticism, ideas or help would be much appreciated.