Repeating "Intro. Physics." I am in my late 30's, and I have an exam this Saturday on "intro. physics." What I have found is that I enjoy Physics when I learn at my own pace rather than under the structure and (what I perceive to be) rigid time constraints of the University environment. I find myself asking the question, "who cares if I have to repeat this course?, so that my grades reflect an understanding of the material?!" Yeah, it has been 19 years since i've looked at physics...i had to teach myself trig from scratch...which only took away from my focus on the conceptualization of the concepts. It is more difficult, in my opinion, to learn the concepts of physics if i am simultaneously re-learning trigonometry! Does education really get in the way of learning?! My ego is taking a real blow here as my grades have suffered as a long time away from school has taken its tole. I believe we all learn differently and at different rates. Shouldn't we all evaluate our own rate of understanding so that we do not all get discouraged by "the system?"