Since the iPad does not come inclusive of a user guide or downloadable instruction manual, there is now a wide range of online video lessons that you can obtain for a small fee if not already free. These videos take you through the particular features you are stumped on with the visual to back up the explanation and making it easier to follow. iPad videos will show the various features and explain them in simple steps. The beauty of a video is that you can replay as many times as you need in order to follow the instruction and if the first video you see does not help, you can move on to the next. YouTube is well stocked with iPad video lessons.
Of course, just like any information you find online there will be good and bad, so it is recommended that you do your research and surf through several videos not just the first one you come across, to make sure you understand what is being shown and also that you have found what you want.
Because of the immense popularity and reputation of the iPad it does in fact come as a surprise that Apple forgot to include an instruction manual for their top selling product. But what you cant get from Apple you can get online and there are now literally thousands of videos that cover all the amazing features of an iPad.