Help with Learning Actionscript

Hello all.
First off, I will say that I have gotten a lot of great ideas, help, and scripts from this forum. So thanks Kirupa!

The reason I am posting is that I am taking an 12 week action scripting class, which I am in week 6. We are neck deep in the class and I feel like I am just not getting it. I have been rereading the classes and scripts that I have written, and I understand them, but I cant seem to get started on the new ones.

I am a front end designer, or artist, and my brain does not take to code too well, but I am trying to understand and better myself. Does anyone have advise on how they got into scripting, or something I can try to get me moving. Even how YOU got started into it. Anything will help.