Forget all the zone nonsense. Go out and take some pictures.
On a nice sunny day, go find some nice scenics (urban or rural, whatever).
Meter the first one. If the reading seems reasonable for your film based on 'sunny 16',
shoot a three-shot series at exposures of -1/2 stop, nominal, and +1/2 stop (or -1, 0, and +1 if you prefer).
Do the same with the other three scenes.
Develop the roll and see how it looks. And you'll have some decent negatives to print.