Hi, I am a first year physics undergrad and my exams are in September. I am wondering what's the best way to start tackling the preparation. Shall I start by memorising the material in the lecture notes and then solve the problem sheets? Or is it okay to begin by making notes of the 25 or so chapters from the recommended Young and Freedman book? My concern is the availability of enough time, given that I have only two months to prepare for the exams. Actually, I would not have been asking this question because had this been pre-college material, I would have read the syllabus and found out what's important and what's not. Then when reading the book, I would have made notes on the important points and treated the other points as subsidiary. However, now at university, professors don't always publish a syllabus and even when they do, I get afraid that they might ask a question that is not in the syllabus. This fear leads me to treat every major point in the book as being important and so I end up making notes on all the major points in the book. The information I end up with is too much for me to memorise. The same happens if I try to memorise the important points in the lecture notes. Is there a way out of this dilemma or does uni education require students to be comprehensive about their study material? Please help!!!!