I took Calculus AB in my senior year of high school, but I had absolutely no idea what was going on since day 1. Of course, I failed the class. But now I'm in college and I have access to the internet at home now (I've never had internet at my home before this year) and I found all of these useful resources online that I could use (including this forum! , but the information overload is driving me nuts. I watched a lot of videos at Khan Academy to make sure I knew my Algebra, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus, and I think I know them pretty well. I scored above 90s on every practice exam in each section I took, but it's not like they were advanced questions or anything so my actual knowledge in these subjects might be misguided. I don't know, but it's not like I have much time before I start college in the fall semester, and I only have about 2 months left to prepare so I don't think I can spend too much time on the easy stuff even though I feel like I have a good base. I'm going to take Calculus and Physics for my first year in school, but when I tried reading the textbook we will use for Calculus (by James Stewart) in the first chapter I was definitely lost and no idea what he was talking about. I think I used the dictionary and Wikipedia more than reading the actual textbook to try and figure out what was going on, but a resource like Wikipedia just confused me because it had even more advanced topics on its pages. I think I learn better when I'm provided the answer first because I can reverse engineer the problem based on what I know and after ripping it apart, I put it back together to try and figure out how it works and then if I work on another similar problem I know how to solve it. I'm not sure if this is the best idea to learn material though. But it works for getting good grades at least. But anyway, are there any books that will practically baby-feed me into Calculus and Physics so I can prepare for the upcoming semester?? Thanks!