I am currently enrolled in Physics 111 (at a university) without prior experience with the material. In highschool, I chose to take biology classes instead of physics, which in retrospect was a mistake. I find physics very, very interesting and I am very intrigued. I feel like physics is the dissected mathmatical interpretation for the physical world, and answers many questions I have always asked myself. I am a sophemore majoring in computer engineering, so what I get out of this class will undoubtably carry over to my career. It's not that I don't understand the material, it's more that I fail to grasp many of the key concepts that is the core for most problems. I.e. I don't know why the negative goes to positive, where equations are derived from etc... So far I have been understanding material an average of one week after it was taught in class. Despite me studying every day, it just takes that long for it to sink in. I've got a test in about a week, and am quite worried.. Can anyone offer any studying suggestions that could aide me in my understanding of the material? I find it fascinating, but just very abstract..i've never had to deal with anything quite like this before. I should probably mention that I am very dyslexic as well as ADD, however I know what my body is capable of and I am confident that there is a way I can catch up and understand things as they are taught. By the way, we are dealing with newton's laws of motion - more specifically determining tension and free fall acceleration. Thanks guys!