Novice looking for help.
Howdy. I think Misti's advice is bang-on. I would add to that a few things. First, I don't know if you are doing this or not, but lots of people drift into corners early, apex too early, and run wide because of the line they chose. Drifting to the outside of the track on the exit is fine as long as it's for the right reason. You want it to be because you're on the gas, and not because you apexed early and picked a bad line. So my 2 cent piece of advice is markers. Brake markers, turn-in markers. Look for them on the track. They may be cones, numbered signs, changes in surface, or whatever. The point is you want to have them accurate because when you adjust your line, you want the changes from the last lap to be small changes. Big, unexpected changes from the last lap can lead you OFF the track. Turn in or brake 20 feet later--not 50 feet later. Personally, I print out several copies of the track map and make notes after each session.
Here's a to a scene from The Hunt for Red October
where they're blasting through undersea canyons in a huge sub with hyperaccurate maps (markers). One reason why some apex early is bad habits from public roads where you put the steering wheel/handlebars in one place and hold it there throughout the turn. As a result, riders who are nervous about the right turn-in/brake points will tend to drift in because the inner radius (curb) of the turn gives them a sense of security and safety. "I'll be okay if I just hug the inside curb." For the fast line, you want to stay wide as long as possible and apex as late as possible, and the only way to do this safely is with markers.
One more thing I'd like to mention is the order of events going into a turn:
1. Get your butt off the seat. (Basically, you should only have your butt centered on the seat on long straights.)
4. Tip in.
5. Open throttle just before the apex (yes, before).
6. Roll on gas through exit.