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.