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**College Physics -- Intro Physics for majors**

So, I'm taking College Physics and were using...College Physics(strategic approach) by Knight, volume I.

My approach to getting an A in the course is to study 3 times as many as the assigned homework problems(Only about 12 a week!), chew through the material and write concise and crisp lab reports that spell out the mathematical concepts.(not sure how I'm doing so far, our first lab report was a freebie and we get it back Tuesday)

This is the course breakdown for the grade. Never have I seen such categories of grades so congruent.

Homework 20%

Exams 40% (Exams are worth 100 pts)

Lab Reports 20%

Final Exam 20%

So I figure this is basically like a math class with tons of new concepts, new formula per week and I have to study a ton of problems to master them for the exam. With the exams being worth 100 points, there's no way I'll even get a B- without doing fairly well on these. Although I think they are multiple choice and a belongs to 3 and 2 is B..so on and so on..the name for this problem escapes me.

So, my question is, does anybody have any advice besides what I've thought up? I'd really like to know the short-cut to doing Δ36 physics problems a week, but there isn't one.(36 ≠ Δ)