Advice for Studying Physics

There's a common difficulty that a lot of people have when studying physics—you practice a bunch of problems over and over again, and you get better at solving *those problems* or problems very similar to them, but those skills don't always transfer well to completely new types of problems; or you think you're understanding the material pretty well but then you feel utterly lost on the tests. I don't think there's really a one-size-fits-all solution to this, but I can offer a few general pieces of advice on "thinking like a physicist," or at least "thinking like a physics teacher":

I think that should be a good start. Give it a try and let me know what you think.