I'm with Scott35 on this.
All through my apprenticeship and afterwards I used an Auger Bit (kept sharp under the Tradesmans directions) on the end of a Metabo Drill unit.
My advice to anyone new to using a drill, is watch what you are doing, don't be distracted and start off slowly, speed up as the screw bites the wood.
If I can give you one piece of advice, make sure you don't hit the trigger lock.
I'm still missing skin off of my knuckles, 12 years later.
Drills are the single most dangerous tools for apprentices, DYK?.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green