Hello Physics Forums! I am new to this forum but have definitely been browsing through here for a while now. I am just wondering how hard is it to get an A in physics? I am talking about the beginning general physics with calculus. From what I have seen, students at my school seem to have a really hard time getting As. I am currently in Physics 2 (electromagnetism) with a instructor who seems to give out really difficult exams (from what I read). So I am wondering if it is possible to achieve an A with pure hard work? And from hard work, I mean hours and hours of studying. I am near my transfer date to a University from a community college and I need pretty much all A's if I want to have any chance. Physics for some reason is killing me. I just don't seem to understand how to work out problems. So please give me some advice on what you had trouble with and how you overcame it.