Since SF2 I've struggled with playing well with characters with chargeable special moves.
Yesterday, I got SFV, and beat the Normal Survival Mode with Ryu and Ken without too much trouble.
I then decided to try Chun Li (did demonstrations, trials, training, character story, easy survival, then normal survival), and I really struggled in the Normal Survival Mode. Tried twice and couldn't get past level 27 Zangief, and I barely had any points from all of the health supplements I needed to buy.
Now, I'm going to watch some Chun Li tutorial videos and try to understand her better, but just as a general question...
What are some pretty generic strategies that can be used to gain the upper hand with chargeable characters?