3 steps to studying
1. Read the chapter in the textbook before the lecture. That way, the material in the lecture will be familiar.
2. After class, rewrite the lecture notes. Make flashcards or cover parts of the notes with one hand and try to recite the covered parts. This step takes the longest.
3. Practice questions from old tests or quizzes from previous semesters, from the book, or from the study guides on the internet.