Some people say that Physics is one of the easiest A Level subjects to score in, and the easiest one out of the three sciences: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Like math, physics is very calculations-based, and there is little room for error once you are familiar with the formulae and how to apply them.
However, do you feel like you are an exception? Perhaps physics feels like the most difficult subject to you, and you have trouble understanding the concepts and how to apply the formulae to solve problems. Physics can especially be a struggle for those who are not so fluent in math.
Well, we think everyone has a good chance of excelling in physics as long as they have the right study approach. Maybe you just haven’t met a H2 Physics Tuition teacher that is able to explain the concepts in the way that suits your learning style. Or maybe you still don’t know the common strategies for tackling physics problems.
Not to worry, because we are here to share some of these tips on how to improve your performance in physics!
1. Visualise the problem
Many of the questions that deal with kinematics, forces, and dynamics can be visualised more easily with drawings. If the question setter is kind enough, they might provide a diagram in the question. However, not all questions will have diagrams and even those with diagrams may not contain all the information you need (e.g. direction of friction).
It’s always a good idea to sketch out the situation and label all the forces and/or motions that are relevant. For more complex questions, the visualisation would be helpful for breaking up the question into more manageable parts to analyse, and reduces the likelihood of you missing out on some variables.