How do you guys go about solving a Physics problem. Is there a specific method which most of you follow? I think this is a part of Physics that isn't really dealt with at universities and schools but is very important. When you have a multistep problem, in which a path to the solution is not immediately clear, you can't just dive in. What to you all to do solve such problems? Also, do you all think that practicing problems is the best way to improve this skill, or is it just a matter of thinking harder?