Here are some tips: Take notes even if your teachers don't require it. Think you'll look silly if you're the only one taking notes? You won't look too cool if you don't pass high school. Try to pick out the main ideas, but don't write down everything your teacher says. Ask questions and then write down the answer. Copy any formulas and examples your teacher writes down for the class. Make the important points stand out using colored hi-liters or by underlining. Ask your teacher what will be on the test if you're having trouble knowing what to write down.
I found out I was studying the wrong way in the Navy, cleared up in twenty minutes.I was trying to memorize it all, not good. 1. Read your assignment through. 2. Read it again this time picking out high lights and the idea of the assignment, make notes. 3. Read it one more time but this time with the understanding with the notes you took getting the message and by this time you should be able say what it's all about without reading it.