This semester I will be taking classical physics for the 3rd time in my life. I have classically done badly in mechanics. I go to class, I take the notes, I do the homework, but I fail the exams. I just don't get it. Even if I have solutions to the homework problems, the exams always are problems i've never seen before, so I always get stuck on them and are unable to do them. Anybody else have that problem? How did you defeat it? Ironically, I have traditionally done very well in math, so why so much difference? I just cannot handle variations of physics problems...I get stuck so much. Never have I been so frustrated in my life. For the time and effort I put in for physics I can get A's in other classes, but I can only get D's in physics. What am i missing?