Hello, I have questions. I love science. I don't think I am much of a biology person so naturally I am more appealed to both chemistry and physics. While I find physics incredibly fascinating and logical, I am exceedingly mediocre at the subject, earning only B's on all of the quizzes and tests. I am much better at chemistry, however I do not find it quite as interesting. I am only a high school senior right now, but I'd like to have at least some rough idea of what I want to try out in college. I've tried improving my physics grades, however I think it is a lost cause. Over the last few tests and quizzes I created a graph of "Time spent studying" vs. "Exam scores". I noticed a negative correlation. Studying more causes me to perform worse on physics tests. Thus, I will not study as much for physics tests in fear that doing so will lower my grade. It is interesting, because in all of my other classes, more time spent studying usually results in increased exam scores. It is truly an incredible phenomenon that goes against all known laws of retention-physics. I am at a loss now on what I can do to improve my exam scores, as studying is usually the best way to do so for most people. Perhaps in future physics courses, I may see a positive correlation, but I have no evidence to base such a hypothesis on. I am also scared that if I pursue chemistry I will be looked down upon by physicists who will think I am less intelligent for not being able to understand and comprehend the beauty of the world. I fear that I will also live in regret sometime in the future that I did not pursue physics. I also fear that I will be jealous of all of the new physicists I see and I will become very sad. I do understand we should pursue our "passion", however I am scared that if I pursue my passion and do everything in my power to succeed, it will not be enough. I'd also like to add that I have no test anxiety. I love taking tests. I always go into tests confident. I did very well on the ACT. I do well on tests in almost all other classes. I don't feel unprepared or scared whenever I go into a test. Tests are fun and time passes by so quickly when I take them! Oh, how I long to take a test right now. --------- Besides studying, are there any things I can do in order to improve my physics grades? I routinely do practice problems and check my answers. I routinely consult my teacher for help before and after school, and during study hall. I routinely frequent these forums for help on my homework problems. I honestly have absolutely no idea what more I can do. The only thing that I would assume improves my exam scores apparently decreases them. Is everyone born with an equal level of intelligence, or are some children inherently more intelligent than others? Why is it possible for a student to do a problem incorrectly if the student never learned how to do the problem incorrectly? Any answers are greatly appreciated. I will return to my physics home work.