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How to succeed in AP Physics B? HELP

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  1. Nov 9, 2011 #1
    How to succeed in AP Physics B? HELP!!

    Hi! I am new to the physics forum. I thought by signing up, I will get my answer, so here it goes!

    Ok, so I am in AP physics in my high school, I am a senior. I have trouble trying to study for physics! Like I really do not know how to literally get an A on my test and quizzes! I really really really want to pass this class with an A and pass the exam with a 5! And I actually love physics! I am thinking of taking it in college too! But I don't want to take the same subject again if I fail. Do not tell me to drop the class because it is too late. I love the classes I am taking now. I know that I have to work hard but I just don't know how to start! Also I tried to get a study buddy but they weren't really good at explaining physics. And the teacher is awesome but I have no time to ask for help. So please tell me how I can study for the class. How do YOU study for physics? Working out the problems? Doing them over and over again? What?

    Share your success and failures!

    Thank you soo much!! Respond soon!
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2011 #2

    Chi Meson

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    Re: How to succeed in AP Physics B? HELP!!

    go here
    http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_information/2007.html
    From this page, you can see every question that has been asked on the AP Physics B exam since 1999. This is open to the public, so you are not cheating. In fact I tell all my AP students they should do every problem in this link before the exam. The answers are there as well, including samples of actual student work and how they were graded.

    The positive side is, by doing a lot of problems, you will get better and better.

    The down side is, AP tends to be rather narrow in the type of questions they ask. You could be prepared for the AP exam, but not prepared for college Physics. Still, getting good at something is a great place to start.
     
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  4. Nov 9, 2011 #3
    Re: How to succeed in AP Physics B? HELP!!

    Thank you!! So you are a physics teacher?
     
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  5. Nov 10, 2011 #4

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    Re: How to succeed in AP Physics B? HELP!!

    My students seem to think so!
     
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