Best way to cram for my physics exam tomorrow?

In summary, the best way to study for physics as a first year university student is to go through the lecture, read the textbook, and do as many practice exercises as possible. Watching YouTube is not recommended as it is a passive form of studying. It is also important to start studying early and prioritize this subject, as leaving it until the last minute may result in a failing grade.
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Should I go through my lectures or just do practice questions, or just watch youtube vids? What's the best way to study for physics? I'm a year one university student.

I haven't studied because I've been prioritising other subjects.
 
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Kuzon said:
Should I go through my lectures or just do practice questions, or just watch youtube vids? What's the best way to study for physics? I'm a year one university student.
Go through the lecture, read the textbook, but mostly do as many exercises as possible.

Watching YouTube is the last thing you want to do. You need to be active, not passive.
 
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DrClaude said:
Go through the lecture, read the textbook, but mostly do as many exercises as possible.

Watching YouTube is the last thing you want to do. You need to be active, not passive.
Thanks my man!
 
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If your exam is tomorrow, then you're asking this too late.
 
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micromass said:
If your exam is tomorrow, then you're asking this too late.
I had missed that, as it was in the thread title. Indeed, it's too late to do anything significant.
 
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Pray to every deity, and hope that one works.
 
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Your best bet is to study like you've never studied before, then use the knowledge you've gained to build a time capsule, and go back to about a month ago.

Seriously though, just do problems. Lots of them.
 
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Kuzon said:
I haven't studied because I've been prioritising other subjects.
If I were to bet on the outcome of your final exam, my bet would be on a failing grade for the exam.

Since the priority has been your other classes, the cost of that decision is a low or failing grade in this class.
 

1. How can I effectively study for my physics exam in such a short amount of time?

The best way to cram for a physics exam is to focus on the main concepts and formulas that are likely to be on the exam. Review your notes and textbook for key points and practice solving problems. Make sure to also get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast before the exam.

2. Is it better to study alone or with a group when cramming for a physics exam?

This depends on your personal learning style. Some people prefer to study alone and focus on their own pace and understanding. Others find it helpful to study with a group and discuss concepts and solve problems together. Try both methods and see which works best for you.

3. Should I focus on memorizing equations or understanding the concepts?

It is important to have a solid understanding of the concepts in physics. However, it is also helpful to have key equations memorized for quicker problem-solving on the exam. Focus on understanding the concepts first and then work on memorizing the equations that are most important.

4. How can I stay motivated while cramming for my physics exam?

One way to stay motivated is to set small goals for yourself and reward yourself when you accomplish them. For example, after reviewing a certain number of chapters or solving a certain number of problems, take a short break to do something you enjoy. This can help break up the studying and keep you motivated.

5. What are some last-minute tips for cramming for a physics exam?

In addition to reviewing key concepts and formulas, make sure to also look over any previous exams or quizzes to see what types of questions may be asked. It can also be helpful to make flashcards or summary sheets to review right before the exam. And don't forget to stay hydrated and take breaks to avoid burnout. Good luck!

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