What is a Newman projection?
A Newmann projection is a projection of an organic molecule onto the two-dimensional printed page.
The picture gives a Newmann projection of
As with any of these problems, anyone can fail to see the what's relevant on a diagram; it is easier to see the geometry with a three-dimensional model, and such models are always allowed in examinations. Of course, you have to practise using such models, and also practise their representation on the printed page.