One thing I've learned while in college is note taking. There is nooo way you can pass a quiz or any test without studying your notes. When I take notes I do not leave anything out. You never know if something might be for extra credit. I also make sure I sit in front. I know when I sit in the back I know that I can miss very important information, and thats not a good look. Also I make sure my notes are neat so I can review when I get home. I've notice the my note taking skills are much better than I was in high school and it paid off. I even scored an 98 on one of my quizes :-).