Be a better test taker
Taking Notes in Class Pay attention to key words like, "most important, listen to this, above all."
be prepared for class
date your notes
leave some space between each day's entries (in case you want to add more later)
leave wide margins for personal notes to yourself
record only main ideas
arrange main ideas
Reading your textbook
Before you read
skim the chapter
pay attention to words in bold type
Take notes in outline format:
Ask yourself questions like, "What does the author mean?" "What key information is being presented?"
Reviewing for the test
A few days before the test, make sure you are all caught up on assigned reading.
Fill in any missing notes.