Physics Experience - Here's To Your Success

In order for your physics experience to be a success, you must have

For the pre-med student, learning the material means doing well enough on the MCAT. For the engineering student, learning the material means subsequently doing well in those core engineering course like statics, dynamics and circuits. For the high school student taking the AP physics course, learning the material means doing well enough on the AP test to gain college credit. Of course every serious students wants or needs a good grade. However, making the good grade and learning the material are not the same thing.

Among the worst things that can happen to a serious student is for that introductory physics course to be an easy unchallenging experience. A pre-med student typically invests 3 1/2 years preparing to take the MCAT. If this student doesn't do well enough on the MCAT to get an interview, he or she may never realize that it was due to a weakness in physics. After all, they had made an A in the course. The engineering student who can't pass statics and/or circuits may be in the same situation. Why would he or she think about reviewing physics; they too had made an A or B in the course.

The Virtual Prof. boldly makes this claim!

There is no course that is more important to your future academic career than that serious trig based, or calculus based introductory physics course taken by college students.

It's regrettable if the high school AP physics students doesn't do well enough on the test to gain college credit, but at least they have another chance. They get to take the college course and have an edge on the other students taking the course.

Learning the material

Test Taking Hints

Of course it helps to know the material, so do heed those suggestions given above. However, it is possible to have a pretty good understanding of the material and be disappointed in your performance of the test. Therefore The Virtual Prof. offers these additional suggestions.