Hello fellow STEM majors, I am currently attending a community college and looking towards majoring in Electrical Engineering. I am currently taking Calculus 2, Physics 1 (calculus level), American Literature 2, and Microeconomics. I am doing well in all of my classes except Physics 1. What are the common reasons of students not doing well in Physics, and how should I change my study habits to get better grades? I study a lot for calculus 2, but I'll admit that I don't spend as much time in physics studying. I've been told by others that they finished calculus 3 before they took physics and that made physics much easier for them to understand. On the first day of class, my professor even told us that if it were up to him, he would make it so students would have to finish calculus 3 before they were allowed to take physics. Is this generally true at other universities? Would it have been much more efficient for me to take something like chemistry instead and wait until I finish calculus 3 so I get an advantage in physics? Does it matter how good a professor is to teach physics?