I think you have been given some great advice. It’s all about finding what works for you. If you are already feeling behind try and pick up where you are now and don’t let what you have not done weigh you down too much, otherwise you are always going to feel like you are drowning. I found it helpful to take simple notes in class then go back and copy them down while color coding my notes. Not only did the colors help me remember, but the copying down the information again also helped me remember the content. Reading every word before lecture was also not very helpful for me. I skimmed and read the main points then returned to the book after lecture. Nursing school is very different and tests are also different. It’s hard at first but NCLEX style questions really do help when it’s time for the big test. Take a deep breath. You can do this. You will find your groove and you will do great!