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I agree with the rest in not using backward loop cast on. It's really only good for casting on a few stitches. Do watch the videos linked at the the top of the page. Here's a few more that may help in addition to these. When I was learning I found that sometimes it helped if I watched or read a couple explanations for the same thing.
I was a crocheter first and I still found English method easier. One method is not better than the other, they are just two ways to get the same thing. Do what works for you.