• test

    Be a better test taker

    girl taking a test
    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

    summarize

    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.