newbie needing help

hi there. im new to the arduino board.
im in 3rd year in college and iv been giving a arduino project. using a arduino unio board. programing and wiring wouldn't be my strong point. I have tried wrighting some basic codes to get one switch to turn on and off a light but cant seem to get it working. it will upload the program with out a error but when I go to work it, it dose Notting.
if any one had some basic codes that I could use for this it would really help. just simple ones. with one and two switches that will turn on and off a light. thanks in advance

Please read this then post the code that you are having trouble with and describe the wiring of the switch and light.