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How to Prep for the NYS Physics Regents Exam

Instructor: Shelby Golden
Learn how you can get ready to successfully complete the NYS Physics Regents Exam with this article. You can find information about concepts you might be tested on and explore your study options.

Classroom Preparation for the NYS Physics Regents Exam

This exam corresponds to your high school physics course so you'll want to make sure you're attending this class regularly, paying attention, taking good notes and participating in class activities to get ready for the exam. While in class you'll want to be aware of some key concepts that you could be tested on, including:

  • Mass and inertia
  • Velocity
  • Momentum
  • Potential and kinetic energy
  • Electric fields
  • Sound and light waves
  • Atomic number
  • Isotopes

School Preparation

Some schools in New York offer additional opportunities to study through their websites. These schools offer lessons, quizzes and reviews of the major concepts and subjects that appear on this exam. Check with your school to see what they offer or find other school prep sites online.

Tutoring and Study Group Preparation

Getting in touch with a local study group or tutor can also help you prepare for the NYS Physics Regents Exam. You might be able to find in-person study options, or contact experts through e-mail to get the help that you need. These groups can allow you to brush up on your understanding of the basic concepts of physics, such as those that deal with energy, electricity, magnetism, wave phenomena and nuclear physics.

Online Preparation

Study.com offers an online prep course that is designed to help you get ready for the NYS Physics Exam. This study guide is supported by experts in the field of physics who can answer your questions as you prepare for the exam. You can view engaging video lessons and work on quizzes and worksheets to put your skills to the test. Check out this NY Regents Exam - Physics: Test Prep & Practice course as you study for the NYS Physics exam.

Test Prep Schedule

Knowing when you have to take the test can help you decide when and how to plan your study time. The Physics Regents exam is completed after you finish your high school physics course, so you might want to explore your other study options while you're taking the course to keep this info fresh. Tests are generally offered in January or June. The exact dates of the exams are available through the New York State Education Department's website.

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