notes from the book.
"If you read about a concept and then write down a description in your
own words, you create a self-contained explanation that speaks your
language and will be easy to re-process while studying for the exam.
If you cannot explain the concept to yourself on paper, this is a
clear indication that you need to study the material further."
colored pens and rulers for clarity.
"Graphs drawn freehand in one color quickly become an unreadable mess
as more and more curves are added and shifted."
Summarize what you've learned.
all of the graphs, complete with proper labels, until you know them by
all the problems you find.
"Even after you feel comfortable with the material, it takes a lot of
practice before you know how to correctly approach and conquer the
together in study groups to attack difficult problems
the textbook before class.
good notes in class.
questions in class about the textbook, homework, and lecture.
your teacher after class for answers to any remaining questions.