1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I read the book, I read my teachers notes, I go to do a problem and I have no idea what to do. I go to the tutors but I don't understand what's going on. Dealing with kinematics and force right now but I still have no idea what the hell is going on. 2. Relevant equations I need a resource that can teach me how to understand physics. My textbook, Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday is complete trash, I have read the assigned chapters over and over and when I approach each and every problem, I have no idea what's going on. 3. The attempt at a solution I think I suck at word problems. For example, this question gives me a coordinate with some forces on it and asks me which direction is the acceleration. Um, I have no idea and have seemed to miss where the book mentions how to find the direction of acceleration. What am I doing wrong? Spent 16+ hours on physics and haven't learned a thing.