Best way I can think of is to research using the search engine the week before you cook and take some notes, in the beginning anyway. Tha search engine is your friend, it knows your smoker inside and out, it knows the meat, it even know the area of the world you are in and can help to very specific questions. Talk to a Guru, make 'em you friends. They are the folks running around with the moderator or OTBS (Order of the Thin Blue Smoke) tags by there names. They are total awesome sauce!
Man did not learn to cook over night and smoking is no exception. Look in the Search engine for tutorials with Q-view. These are generally pretty good and me, I like pictures. But don't forget about those notes. I can never fine the same thing twice when I am looking. Notes should be about the meat, how you prepare how you cook how you finish, and what you liked and disliked. Then you can research again what you disliked and see what changes might be applicable to make it better. Be a dang shame to hit that perfect smoke and in you excitement forget what you did.
The Guru's will no doubt show up in the AM and help with your getting settled in.
I look forward to seeing your smoking achievements.
Remember its all about Patience! Have fun and enjoy the smoke.