Study Tips for Introductory Physics Students

Compiled and edited by Dan Styer, Oberlin College Physics Department;;
last updated 27 November 2007.

This World Wide Web page gives tips that Oberlin College Physics faculty have found useful for their students, particularly for students in introductory physics courses. If you have suggestions, please inform the compiler.

Following these tips and suggestions will take more time and effort than does a casual reading of the text, but they will pay off in a savings of time when you do the problems, in a better understanding of physics, and in increased confidence on exams.

General tips

Tips regarding reading

Tips regarding lectures

Tips regarding problems

Tips regarding lab work

Tips regarding exams