Greetings, I recently got my Bachelors in Physics, and took a year off to help my family move out of state. The move is complete, and I am looking into Master's programs. My question is how can I effectively prepare for this? I don't think my skills have declined terribly, but I know they aren't what they were, and could use sharpening. Also, I would like to ask which Classical Mechanics text I could consider. As an undergrad, we used Marion and Thornton's "Classical Dynamics of Particle's and Systems", and I hated it. I want a book that is clear and explains the concepts well. Any help with this is greatly appreciated. Thanks.