Hey Tariel, lets getting going on your assignments.
1). Create a posting that uses each of the formatting options in the editor: Bold, Italic, bullets, numbering, blockquote flush left, flush middle, flush right, link, read more tag. There are reflected in the button at the top of post editor when you are in visual mode
2). Create another posting where you use the text tab in the editor. Then, use html table to build a table for your data. You can click on Visual tab to see how it displays visually