there have been some really good suggestions here; you also want to remember that repetition is your friend. My A&P professor stressed reading each chapter three times. Now, I realize this is time consuming, but my practice was to read the chapter three to four times, highlight all of the important info and then, on my fourth read through, note all of my highlighted text (passed both sections with A's). With courses that aren't as demanding as A&P, I am sure that the repetition in itself would help out a lot because studies have shown that cramming just doesn't work. You must familiarize yourself with the chapter by reading it several times; It's very interesting because on the first read-through one is kind of confused and iffy on what all they just covered, by the last one, you will have a much better understanding of it and will pretty much know what is coming up before you even turn the page.
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