Solving students' problems: help me with my physics homework


If you are taking a physics class you might find that you struggle with homework from time to time. Do not fret. This is completely normal. Every student needs help here and there so do not be afraid to ask for it.

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  • Draw anything that your teacher draws. If your teacher takes the time to write down an equation or put an example picture on the board to explain a concept then rest assured it is important and you should write it down too. Copy it all even if you do not understand it at the time or think it is important.

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  • Review your old tests. Old tests provide some of the best clues to tests you will take in the future. They are great not just for establishing the foundation for lessons you will learn in the future but they also give you insight into how your teacher thinks.

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  • Stay neat. Seriously. You need to practice neatness. You don’t want to miss a test question just because your writing was sloppy and the teacher couldn’t read it or because your writing was so bad that you couldn’t even decipher your notes. Make sure your problems and your writing are neat and not confusing. You also want to make sure you can tell different symbols and numbers from others.

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  • Get a study partner. A study partner is a great tool and the best part is they are free. Everyone in your class is learning the same material so who better to test you and help you to better comprehend concepts that you are struggling with?

  • #5
  • Get school based tutoring. If you find that after implementing all of these tips you are still struggling with your physics homework then it might be in your best interest to look for other resources such as tutoring. In conjunction with a study partner and some extra review time you can hire a tutor through your local university or through a third party tutoring company. If you can meet with someone in your department that is ideal but meeting someone at least on your campus is good. In some cases you might not be able to arrange a sit down time with your tutor in which case you can use a video chat and conduct online tutoring sessions. These are better than nothing.