This is going to be a re-working of the success page but I will add my experiences. This class is studying, that is the whole year. You learn your way of doing things that helps you the most to pass the tests. My way was/is reading the designated pages, high-lighting what I think is important, write down what I high-lighted, then the next morning skim the whole passage again. If it is for a unit test, I make flashcards and look over the power point he gave us. Advice for notes, shorten words that you can and keep those abbreviations the rest of the year. Some examples of this- Government (gov), People (ppl), President (Prez/Pres), Bill of Rights (BoR), things like that.