Physics can be intimidating, all those pulleys and protons and projectile motion. If you approach it with the right mindset, however, even the hardest problems are usually easier than you think. When you come up against a tough question, don’t panic. Instead, start with these short, easy tricks to help you work through the problem.Read More
Much like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, those who take many ETS physics tests may develop a feeling of déjà vu...
ETS is many things: creative is not one of them. It uses the same questions over and over and over. Therefore, the best way to study for standardized tests of any kind (especially in physics) is to take lots of practice tests.Read More
Sometimes, you just do what you gotta do.
Learning to take standardized physics exams, like the AP Physics exam or the SAT Physics Subject Test, is not unlike trying to become fluent in a foreign language. Both follow highly idiosyncratic logic and are best learned through practice. (And believe it or not, standardized physics exams have less to do with physics than physics aficionados would like.) Now before you combust, hear me out. I’m not saying that the tests don’t contain physics, or that understanding physics won’t help you; I’m saying that it is only one of many factors in these exams.Read More