After a few attempts, I managed to write some code that successfully completed the task for this exercise:
Here is the code I wrote. It is functional but it seems like I could have written something more simple.
def reverse(text): string = str(text) length = len(string) original_list =  final_list =  for c in string: original_list.append(str(c)) index = length - 1 while index >= 0: final_list.append(original_list[index]) index -= 1 final_string = "" for i in final_list: final_string += i return final_string
Does anyone have a simpler way of doing this? I'm curious!