This class was tough.
The professor's lectures were not very structured, making it hard to follow an already very difficult course. The GSI's were very unhelpful on Piazza as well. I for the most part learned the material with the help of my friends. People who had not taken Physics AP beforehand were at a severe disadvantage in this class.
I learned how to try my best and rack my brain for any possible solutions, when faced with a extremely difficult problem that threatens to make me give up from its complexity. I learned how to struggle and fight what seems to be a losing battle. I think these are important life skills.
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Advice for students:
I wish I had read the textbook before all the lectures, because then I would have more of a clue as to what is going on. The professor assumed we all had read it (which is fair, because he says to do it) when he does his lectures. Just reading the textbook won't save you though. Definitely not. It should be skimmed more than read anyway, because reading word-for-word will just waste your time. The homework will be scary. Assumptions will have to be made that they don't explicitly tell you. Do not be scared. Definitely get a study group who can help unstick you when you don't know what to do.