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cosmicjelly

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My study method for my second year is to go to lecture, pay attention to the professor, go back home re-read the lecture notes, understand the derivations and read the book, and practice problems. After I have done all of that, I would try to explain it to my roommate as if I am teaching the material. Usually, this process takes about 6 hours on weekends, weekdays about 1 to 2 hours. However, this process can only take me so far. It works sometimes, but other times it doesn't. I am a bit frustrated at myself because, I can't understand the material as fast as others, it takes me a few days to understand it. I can do the math, which is kinda the easy part for me, but applying it to physics problems is the challenge. Previous math courses I have taken are: Calculus, differential equations, multivariable calc, linear algebra(currently taking).

I am currently standing on a 2.65 gpa, with this I will be going nowhere, heck not even graduate school. I have tried doing Feynman note-taking technique, it kinda works but it takes way too much time. What I want to do with my physics degree is help with research in astrophysics. I know its vague, but at this point, I don't even know if I will qualify for any job.

At this point I don't know what to do. I want to stay in physics because I love how difficult it is and how it can be applied to real life situations.