At a later stage in your programming career, you will delve deeper into algorithms. An algorithm is simply a sequence of steps the computer follows to accomplish an assignment.
From the beginning, programming is about working with computers at different levels. You are getting into a world of issuing commands and orders that your computer will execute through compilers. In the programming world, this is referred to as giving instructions. Programming, therefore, is an act of organizing assignments issued to a computer through instruction sequences. This is where algorithms come in.