Therefore, I need to have the CFI teach each of the 10 sections and sign off when he/she thinks I am proficient at each section, keeping in mind the 14 points listed above. Therefore, if the log book shows proficiency for all 10 sections, then I should be able to get the CFI to authorize the practical test.
Am I on track?
Well, the stuff you listed is mostly relevant to the written test ( and then also your check-ride oral portion of the test .)
Normally, this is something you will either learn during ground lessons or , more likely, just studying yourself.
My experience has been that generally your CFI will not endorse you for the final check-ride until he feels that both , your flying skills ( practical ) and your theoretical knowledge are up to his/her standards.
Most of actual endorsements are related to your actual flying skills ( solo, cross-country etc etc ) but for theoretical stuff, I had to first pass my written FAA test and then,in my case, just before my check-ride , I spent about 2 hours being grilled by my CFI on just about every relevant subject, basically a mock-up oral portion of the check-ride.