Remember, ALL TEACHERS ARE DIFFERENT, THESE IDEAS DO NOT APPLY TO ALL OF THEM!
(sorry about bold, I don't want to get hate about it.)
This is meant for slackers or kids entering middle school, you hardcore studyers don't take this serious.
Step 1: Take Notes
my teachers take reviews from the test themselves, it will save you.
Write fast and neat
Don't put your pen down
Use abbreviations (EX: December 25 = Dec. 25) They will save you time
Details shouldn't be too important, unless your teacher is nice and gives you LOTS of time to write.
EX of Average Notes
(insert sloppy handwriting here) Bob was born December 25 at 5:00 in the morning
EX of Good Notes (Fast and to the point atleast)
Bob was born Dec. 25, 5 AM