Originally Posted by Uncanny Doom
Honestly I think the worst thing new players can do is queue with their high level friends. I did it and was not understanding or learning the game for quite some time when I did. When you play alone your team may be uncoordinated but most people are playing at your level and pace, and it gives you a lot of time to learn instead of inflating your level by playing lots of bot games or getting carried by friends.
Looking at your match history, your farm is way too low for the time frame that games last. The main thing I think players take a while to understand is that you want to be in lane as long as possible and get as much farm as you can. It's okay if you like to push (keep in mind that junglers will prey on you if you're constantly overextended though) but if you're pushing and not picking up last hits at the same time, you're setting yourself back, and that's what may be happening. If I had to guess I would say you are prioritizing harass over farm and likely getting killed because your opponents get more farmed than you, get their items faster, and you end up falling behind in games.
The other thing is, you play a lot of squishy champions. With champions like Akali, Katarina, or AD Carries like Ashe, you have to pick your fights very carefully and go in when the enemy team has engaged on someone else. A big aspect of League is being able to pick good fights, not fight split, and just initiating well. Try not to dive in first and get focused down.
Honestly, I disagree. The worst thing any new player can do is play against bots. I never played against bots in my entire league gaming career and people who do tend to usually do very badly in actual games. (This is how you get players who get to lvl 30 with only 35 wins) I queued with my much higher level friends and got bashed a lot, and I played by myself and got bashed a lot. Honestly, all that bashing actually helps you. Because after a while, all that bashing makes you want to try harder and, actually, makes you learn more about the game. If someone's telling you, 'JESUS, WHY'RE YOU PUSHING YOUR LANE, YOU NOOB. LEARN TO LAST HIT!' then you can easily figure out that the higher elo players last hit and don't push their lanes so hard. Even though that guy was a jerk to you about telling you this information, that doesn't mean you can't take something from it before you mute him. :P
New players are afraid of playing normals because they think people will call them bad. And, honestly, they will call you bad. You just have to learn not to be afraid of what one person says about you in some random game. You have to observe your mistakes and understand why you died or why you lost. You can't use bots because you'll always win and they act unlike human players. In order to do well in this game, you have to make mistakes so you can learn from them.
The more mistakes you make, the more you know about what not to do.