Watch your replays on CFN (if on SFV).
Take note of where you are taking most damage.
- Are you getting jumped in on? Practice your anti airs.
- Are you getting smashed on wake up? Learn to block/what your reversal options are.
- Are you getting thrown? Look to tech.
- Are YOU jumping too much and eating AA’s? Try to improve your footsies.
Don’t focus on winning at this stage. Focus on improving.
Also check out the character specific thread for your main and read all of the stickies. They will give you basic strats, your bread n butter combos etc.
Also see if you can download Maj’s Guide to Footsies and checkout the Domination 101 thread section on here. It will help.
Good luck dude.
P.S. Try to befriend someone who is on the same level as you as a sparring partner. It’s good for both of you.