How to Get a High Grade in Physics

 Whether you are taking up college or high school physics, you of course want to receive a decent grade. It could be done by first focusing on getting the right support. There are some ways and guidelines which you can use when you are enrolled in physics.

What is Physics?
Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy and how they interact with each other. This energy can take the form of motion, light, electricity, radiation, gravity, just about anything, honestly. Physics studies matter on scales ranging from sub-atomic particles (i.e. the particles that make up the atom and the particles that make up those particles) to stars and even entire galaxies. (

The following are some tips on getting high grades in Physics:

1.  Make sure that you are on time for your class.
Good  class attendance is needed if you want a good grade, and a solid understanding of the concepts being taught by your teacher.

2.  Efficient note-taking.
This includes creating a set of abbreviations, memorizing them, and using them every time you take notes. (

3.  Don’t be afraid to ask.
If you want a better understanding, or if you don’t understand the concepts being taught, don’t be afraid to ask your teacher for clarification. (

4.  Have a summary.
Summarize main ideas from your notes, read the proper chapter in your physics textbook, and integrate textbook information into your in-class notes. Synthesizing class notes and textbook tips into one studying area will make efficient use of your study time. (

5.Do your homework.
Read your homework problems and access the information you need to complete the assignment. After completing the problem, criticize your work to ensure that your answer is right. (

Prepare for exam by reviewing your notes before and after class. The night before your physics test, review all chapters relevant to the test and your in-class notes. At this point, your chapter and class notes will have been read over several times. Revisit your homework problems to review all information. Most textbooks have a self-test at the end of each chapter; use this self-test to hone your skills. (

7.Do the Research.
The Internet can help you understand the concepts of physics. See "Resources" for a high school physics tutorial or visit the ultimate physics resource site for an exhaustive list of physics-related websites. (

Physics for me is more difficult than other introductory science courses. This may be because success in physics courses requires a different approach, attitude, and perspective than other science courses. It requires some adjustment. Cramming, memorization of facts, and blindly following rules and recipes are never sufficient for success in physics.

About the Author:
Honeylou V. Castillo, the contributor, is a 4th year student taking up a course of  BS in Information and Communication Technology. She is a high school graduate of Bonifacio Javier National High School. She plays guitar, good in basketball, and loves to sing and dance. You may approach her through her yahoo account,

Question for Discussion:
What study tip or technique can you add?

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