This class was tough.
Ok, Physics 1, 2 and C are the most challenging classes you will take in your high school career, but I would definitely recommend them if your college major requires it because it exposes you to what you will be learning in college. Not to mention, if you take the AP exams for these classes, you have the chance of getting college credit and not having do even worry about the classes in college.
I learned that it is impossible to get through physics by plug and chug math. You have to really understand the conceptual side of physics so that you can apply the knowledge when doing problems and actually know what you're doing when you hit the math portion. These classes help break you of the plug and chug method that you have always applied in school. And that helps you in the long run because I can promise you that plug and chug math will not get you through college.
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Advice for students:
The class can be overwhelming at times, but the key is to not stress yourself out too much. A valuable lesson my physics teacher taught me is that there is no point in stressing yourself out because it gets you no where. You are simply wasting your emotions. Instead, calm down and simply manage your time wisely. I know it's easier said than done, but it's better to learn time management skills when in high school than struggling to learn it in college.