Teaching physics with pointing at powerpoints instead of using a chalkboard? This is not an effective way of teaching. He has us do clicker questions in class, and for most of the time, everybody is confused with his explanation for the right answer. You may end up with an acceptable grade, but you won't learn anything. All you do is self-study.
Winter 2016 - Don't forget to do those easy weekly quizzes. Get a smart lab partner who knows, or can quickly learn how to use the equipment. The lab notebook is basically an automatic 100% if you put something together before it's due in 10th week. Just write a ton for the labs (20+ pages, double spaced), label your graphs thoroughly, and answer all the questions in the spec to get a good grade.