Study less and get straight "A's"
1. Get a cheap 'scratch-sheet' notebook (newsprint paper is fine)
and another second better higher quality permanent notebook.
2. Take messy shorthand notes using the scratch-sheet notebook -- write down everything you can, using abbreviations and symbols
for words when necessary. Use whatever writing implement that works for you.
3. Right after class (or as SOON as possible thereafter) go to
a quiet place where you won't be disturbed such as a cubicle in the main stacks of the science library. Sit there and transcribe your
rough first notes into your final permanent notebook -- use a pen and print them legibly. Spell out all the words this time. Whenever
you remember something the prof said that's not in your original notes, write it down, too.
4. Do this for each and every class (do not miss any classes!!)
5. The night before each exam, simply sit down in a quiet place
without any distractions and re-read your final notes. Do this twice if you can.
6. Go in and ACE the exam.
Something about the hear-it, write-it, then see-it, remember-it and copy-it sequence magically reinforces neural connections, hard wiring that material into your brain and making that lecture a part of you. Preparing for an exam is as simple as going over your notes once or twice. You will find that you don't have to "cram" for exams and you will get "A's."