This class was tough.
This was a very short course; we had lecture twice a week and lab once a week for a total of eight weeks. There were only eight people in my class, so the teacher could give us all a great deal of attention. The only reason I did well in the class is because the teacher was so understanding; he would explain something ten times in ten different ways if that's what the students needed to understand the material.
This course teaches basic physics, but the last four weeks of the class include very rigorous material, including: rotational motion, fluids, and thermal energy. The labs were my favorite part of the course, and the lab reports helped bring my grade up.
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Advice for students:
For anyone who wants to take this course: it takes a lot of time and effort, but it is possible to make an A. Always read the book chapters before class; this should be done for every class because it allows students to grasp the main concepts before class so they don't feel lost during lecture. A few days before every test the teacher posts four study guides, and a lot of the test questions are copied from these study guides. The lab reports are lengthy and they take a great deal of time to write, but the more detail they include, the higher your grade will be (mine were usually 12-16 pages).