Which points? You have experience level points, skill points, and perk points. You need to use a skill (fighting, creating potions, casting spells, forging armor, etc) first. When you get a skill point, your experience level rises. When that gets high enough, you level up. When this happens you get to choose which attribute (Health, Magicka, or Stamina) gets 10 more points. Since you only get 1 perk point, it can take a while if you spread those points all around. From experience, decide early what class of character you want to be and focus on 3-4 skills for that class.